Drouin in high jump final at Worlds

Derek Drouin qualified for the finals of the high jump at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow with a leap of 2.29 meters on the first day of competition early Tuesday morning, surviving with a clear on his final jump. He will compete in Thursday’s final. The release from IU follows.

Drouin Advances to the High Jump Finals at Worlds                                                                                                                      

MOSCOW, Russia – Indiana track and field’s Derek Drouin survived and advanced to the finals in the men’s high jump at the IAAF World Championships. The Canadian cleared 2.29m (7-6) to advance to the 12-man final. Similarly to his performance at the London Olympics in 2012,

 

Drouin’s qualifying experience proved to be rockier than he is accustomed to. Drouin, who prides himself on keeping a clean sheet in competition, took two attempts to clear 2.26m (7-5) and three to clear 2.29m. In London, Drouin had misses at 2.21m (7-3), 2.26m and 2.29m before qualifying for the finals, where he won a bronze medal. Drouin should have a familiar voice from the sidelines for the finals as IU’s Jeff Huntoon is serving as an assistant coach for Team Canada in Moscow.