Drouin Wins Second NCAA Crown, Beckwith Second, Sherrill All-American
June 11, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. - Derek Drouin cemented himself into IU lore with his second NCAA title in the 2010 calendar year. Molly Beckwith joined Drouin in the limelight, taking second in the 800 meters. Faith Sherrill also claimed All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in the shot put.
With points scored on the day, the Hoosier men finished the day in 13th place with 13.5 points. The IU women are in 16th with 11 points.
Drouin is the first Hoosier ever to claim indoor and outdoor NCAA titles. He cleared 2.26m (7-5) for the win, clearing seven heights along the way with just one miss. Drouin was one of just three jumpers to clear 2.23m (7-3.75). His clearance is a season best and is just a centimeter under his career mark and IU record. Drouin now has earned All-America honors three times in four NCAA appearances, placing second, first and first. Just a sophomore, Drouin is already tied for 10th all-time at Indiana with 28 points scored in NCAA Championship competition.
Beckwith is IU's third All-American all-time in the outdoor 800m, and she matches Tina Parrott's 1986 performance with her second-place finish. Beckwith clocked a time of 2:02.14, just .74 seconds behind winner Phoebe Wright of Tennessee. Beckwith improved her career mark by .04 seconds for second all-time at Indiana. She is a two-time All-American after taking fifth in the 800m during the indoor season.
Sherrill took sixth in the shot put with a heave of 16.49m (54-1.25). She was just four inches out of fourth-place. Sherrill claims her third All-America certificate after earning the honors in the weight throw and shot put during the indoor campaign. Sherrill is IU's seventh outdoor All-American in the event and the second in two years, as Tiffany Howard was ninth in 2009.
Kelsie Ahbe finished 14th in the pole vault, clearing a career-best height of 4.10m (13-5.5). The clearance is the third best in school history. De'Sean Turner was 12th in the 3,000m steeplechase, finishing in 9:03.61. He was the ninth-best American in the field, just missing out on All-America honors.
The Hoosiers continue action at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, June 12. For complete coverage of IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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