Drouin earns fourth NCAA title

Indiana senior high jumper Derek Drouin claimed his third NCAA indoor championship and his fourth national title overall on Saturday, posting a personal record leap of 7 feet, 8 1/2 inches (2.35 meters). He cleared that bar and everyone before it without a miss before finally hitting the bar three times at 7-9 3/4 (2.38 meters).

Marcus Jackson, a junior at Mississippi State, finished second in the competition at 7-6. Kansas State’s Erik Kynard, the two-time NCAA outdoor champ who took the silver medal at the London Olympics ahead of Drouin’s bronze, finished third in the event. He also jumped 7-6, but had a miss at the height, unlike Jackson. Kynard took a miss at 2.32 meters, then passed to 2.35. He took a miss there and took a pass to 2.38, giving himself one chance to beat Drouin. He missed that bar, which allowed Drouin to take the title.