Corunna’s Drouin becomes first person to win five NCAA high jump titles

Corunna's Derek Drouin wins his fifth NCAA high jump title, a NCAA first.

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Corunna’s Derek Drouin wins his fifth NCAA high jump title, a NCAA first.

Corunna’s Derek Drouin has closed out his U.S. collegiate career in style.

The 23-year-old Indiana star and Olympic Bronze medalist won the NCAA outdoor high jump championship in Eugene, Oregon Friday.

The St. Pat’s grad jumped 2.34 metres to win the title.

After his nearest competitor bowed out a 2.34 metres, Druoin made three attempts at 2.39 metres, but he missed all three jumps.  Had he been successful, he would have broken his own Canadian record of 2.36 metres which he set just last weekend at the Prefontaine meet, also in Oregon.

In winning the title, Drouin becomes the first person to win five high jump titles (both indoor and outdoor) in the history of the NCAA.

– Barry Wright

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