Sooners Conclude Season Openers
NORMAN, Okla. – Toni Smith won the women's triple jump to highlight the University of Oklahoma track and field team's action at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville , Ark. , Saturday.
Smith, the school record holder in the event, recorded a best jump of 41 feet, 5.00 inches (12.2 meters) to earn the event title by six inches over TCU's Neidra Covington.
OU's Portia Nash was third in the event, leaping 40-11.00 (12.47).
Sooners Dermillo Wise and Sheldon Leith went 2-3 as the top collegians in the 60-meter hurdles. Wise ran 8.01 and Leith 8.08 to professional runner Antwon Hicks (7.85).
OU freshman Rob Sorrell took runner-up honors in the open mile run, completing the distance in 4:11.29.
Frankie Wright ran a personal best indoors in the 400-meter dash (47.76) en route to third place.
Sooners Logan Jones (1:50.33) and Brayon Brown (1:50.37) ran nose-to-tail to take third and fourth in the Championship Section of the 800-meter run.
All-American Jessica Eldridge was third in her 800-meter race, clocking in at 2:09.65.
Kristi Cook was fourth (4:59.85) and Ashley Storm fifth (5:03.54) in the women's mile run.
Ronnie Pines finished seventh overall, the fifth fastest collegian, in the 60-meter dash finals. The race featured a head-to-head sprint between professionals Trell Kimmons (6.60) and DaBryan Blanton (6.63), a former Sooner, in which Kimmons won by the slightest of margins.
The Oklahoma men put together two 4x400-meter relays. It's 'A' team finished third in a combined time of 3:14.20 while the 'B' squad was fourth at 3:15.36.
The women's sprinters also concluded action at the Modrall Sperling Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque , N.M. , Saturday.
Freshman Jasmine Still and junior Tijahnni Newton ran fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 400-meter dash. Still recorded a time of 55.77 and Newton ran 56.03.
The women's 4x400-meter relay of Jhavonne Pope, Shquanda Meylor, Still and Newton raced to sixth in their first competition together. Their combined time of 3:46.23 ranked tenth on OU's all-time performance list and was the best in the event since 2002.