April 14, 2010
The Big Ten Conference office announced on Wednesday the third weekly men’s outdoor track and field awards for meets through April 7-13. Indiana swept the weekly awards for the second time this season as Hoosier sophomores Andy Bayer and Derek Drouin earned the nod as Big Ten Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively.
Track Athlete of the Week:
Andy Bayer, Indiana
So. - Leo, Ind. - Leo
Sophomore Andy Bayer collects his second Big Ten Athlete of the Week award in 2010 after posting a winning time of 3:41.87 in the 1,500-meter open. The Leo, Ind., native bested the field by more than two seconds and now owns the fourth-best time in Division I this season, and the 10th best time in school history in the event. After his victory in the 1500m, Bayer crossed the line first again in the 800-meter run at 1:50.70. Bayer came around the final turn in third-place and made a pass in the last 10 meters to win by 0.24 seconds. Overall, Bayer's two wins scored 10 points for the Hoosiers’ cause.
Last Indiana Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Andy Bayer (March 31, 2010)
Field Athlete of the Week:
Derek Drouin, Indiana
So. - Corunna, Ontario - St. Patrick's
Sophomore Derek Drouin posted 13 points for the Hoosiers, winning the high jump and 110m hurdles while taking second in the javelin at the Border Battle last week. Drouin's clearance of 2.20m (7-2.5) is just two centimeters off his season high and bested the next closest competitor by a full inch. Drouin's clearance is 1.5 inches better than the closest jumper in Big Ten this season and also ranks sixth in the nation. Drouin also won the 110m hurdles in 14.45. It was a career best for Drouin and a .35 improvement on his career mark. The time is the fifth-best in the Big Ten this season. In the javelin, Drouin's heave of 51.29m (168-3) was just five inches shy from the winning toss.
Last Indiana Outdoor Athlete of the Week: Jeff Coover (March 31, 2010)