Neuenswander, Sherrill Help Big Ten Win Big Ten/SEC Challenge
March 26, 2011
STARKVILLE, Miss. - Indiana helped the Big Ten with nine event wins at the Big Ten/SEC Challenge. The Hoosiers were one of four Big Ten teams competing against four SEC schools in the meet scored by conference. Indiana got a terrific performance in the 4x100m relay and got two event wins from Derek Drouin. The Big Ten won the Challenge on the men's and women's sides. The women of the Big Ten won 379 to the SEC's 349, with Indiana accounting for 102.5 points. The Big Ten men won 399 to 337, with the Hoosiers scoring 112 points.
In the 4x100m relay, the Hoosiers provided a surprise to the usually dominant SEC sprinters, taking the win with a time of 39.84 seconds. Tyler Sult, Kind Butler, Chris Vaughn and Devin Pipkin brought home the win for IU, clocking the second-fastest time in school history, and just the second ever sub-40 second time for IU.
Drouin took the win in an impressive field of high jumpers, clearing 2.23m (7-3.75). He defeated a field that included four All-Americans. Drouin also won the 110m hurdles in 14.31 seconds
Faith Sherrill took the win in the shot put, recording a heave of 16.92m (55-66.25). She led the way for a Big Ten sweep in the event, as Big Ten throwers took the top four scoring places.
Vera Neuenswander and Kelsie Ahbe went 1-2 in the pole vault. Neuenswander took the win, clearing 4.10m (13-5.25). Ahbe cleared 4.00m (13-1.5). Both Hoosiers surpassed 13 feet, while the next closest competitor was under 12.
Breanne Ehrman took the win in the women's 1,500m, clocking a time of 4:31.65, and Danny Stockberger took the men's 1,500 in 3:55.90.
Ruth Christopher took the women's 800m run, clocking a time of 2:13.32 for a tight .25 second margin of victory. Nate Morrow won the men's 3,000m in a time of 8:31.16. Morrow won another battle to the finish line, winning by .51 seconds.
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