13 Hoosiers Earn All-America Accolades
March 14, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Derek Drouin's NCAA high jump title highlighted an NCAA Indoor Championships that garnered Hoosiers All-America recognition 13 times over. The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced All-America honors for the 2011 indoor season on Monday, and IU received nine first-team honors and four second-team accolades.
The first team honorees for IU were Andrew Bayer (3,000m and distance medley relay), Kind Butler (200m), Derek Drouin (high jump), Joe Holahan (DMR), Andrew Poore (3,000m), Faith Sherrill (shot put), Danny Stockberger (DMR), and Chris Vaughn (DMR). Second teamers were Ben Hubers (5,000m and 3,000m), Poore in the 5,000m, and Monique Riddick in the shot put.
Drouin claimed his third NCAA title in the high jump, and he did it in style. Drouin three more bars than any other competitor and broke the all-time Big Ten indoor record and tied the all-time Canadian indoor record with a clearance of 2.33m (7-7.75). Drouin was four inches better than the second-place jumper. With his third high jump win, he is one of only two Hoosiers in IU history to win three titles in a single event. Charles Hornbostel took the 880-yard titles in 1932, 1933 and 1934. Drouin's 10 points moves him to 38 for his career, which is fifth most in IU history.
Bayer took third in the 3,000m, his second top-three finish of the meet. He matched his placing in the event a year ago. He finished in 8:04.70, which was just .05 out of second and 1.01 seconds out of the win. With 14 points in the the meet, gives him 22 NCAA meet points in his career, tying himself with Mark Deady for 18th all-time at IU.
Bayer anchored the Hoosiers to second in the distance medley relay, splitting what is believed to be the fastest 1,600m split in meet history, at 3:53.29. Stockberger, Vaughn, Holahan and Bayer combined for an IU record time of 9:29.65, which was just .37 seconds out of the win. Bayer's split, amazingly, moved the Hoosiers from ninth to second place.
Sherrill took fourth in the women's shot put with a throw of 17.08m (56-0.5). She had the best finish in the shot put indoors by a Hoosier since Angie Ryker and Katrin Koch went 1-2 in 1989. Her five points gives her 10 career points at NCAA meets, which is 13th-most in school history. Monique Riddick
Poore finished seventh, to better his eighth-place finish in the 3K a year ago. He clocked a time of 8:06.00, outleaning David McCarthy by .01. Poore clocked a school record on day one in the 5,000 meters, posting the fastest time in meet history to not finish in the top eight. His time of 13:37.03 was more than four seconds better than the previous fastest in school history.
Butler narrowly got himself into the finals of the 200m dash, taking the ninth in the prelims initially missing out on a finals spot. A disqualification, however, got his time of 20.99 into the final, but news came late, and Butler was cramping. With the final just an hour and 25 minutes later, Butler still completed his race, limping to a time of 30.78 for eighth place, scoring a point for the Hoosiers and earning first team All-America honors. He is the third indoor All-American ever for IU in the 200m, joining David Neville who earned certificates twice in the event. Butler is an All-American for the second time.
Hubers finished 12th in the 3,000 in 8:08.50 and he was 10th in the 5,000m, joining Poore as the fastest non-scorers in meet history, his time of 13:40.73 is second only to Poore's in IU history and was better than the winning 5K times from the past two NCAA indoor meets. Riddick took 13th in the shot put with a heave of 16.39m (53-9.25).
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