Drouin Named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week
Feb. 14, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Derek Drouin has been named the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 7-13, the conference has announced. Drouin matched his season best in the high jump, en route to second at the Tyson Invitational. The award is the fifth of Drouin's career, with three coming in the indoor season (two in 2011) and two during the 2010 outdoor campaign.
Indiana track and field director and head coach Ron Helmer said Drouin competed with the nation's best, proving as he has in the past that he is not afraid to compete.
"Derek is a competitor," said Helmer. "Whether it is in the high jump, the heptathlon or the hurdles, he is going to find a way to compete with and be the best. When you combine that with being a great athlete, you find someone that has a lot of success in athletics."
Drouin earns his second weekly award of the season after placing second in the men's high jump last weekend at the Tyson Invitational. Drouin's mark of 2.27 meters (7-5.25), matches his season best and is currently ranked as the third-highest mark in NCAA Division I this season. His clearance is an inch better than the NCAA automatic-qualifying standard and leads the Big Ten by 2.25 inches.
The Hoosiers at the Big Ten Championships on February 26-27. The men's championships will take place in Champaign, Ill., while the women will compete in West Lafayette, Ind. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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