Ontario native Derek Drouin set a Canadian, Big Ten and Indiana University high jump record today with a 2.36-meter clearance in the event during the Pre Classic in Oregon.
The three-time NCAA champion came in third at the Classic with his clearance on a third attempt at the height. Erik Kynard of Kansas State placed second because he cleared the bar in two attempts, while Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar won the event with a world-leading clearance of 2.40.
Drouin, who also placed third in the 2012 Olympics, will compete against Kynard in the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., this week. His 2.36 clearance is .02 meters behind the Gold medal-winning jump in 2012 and .09 below the world record in his event.