OU\'s Smith Breaks Triple Jump Record

NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma junior Toni Smith broke the school record in the triple jump Saturday at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

Smith placed third and surpassed the NCAA provisional qualifying standard with a leap of 41-feet, 9.25 inches (12.73 meters).

Her effort comes on the heels of winning the women\'s long jump Friday.

Smith becomes OU\'s 11th individual or relay to become eligible for the NCAA National Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, March 10-11.

Several Sooners posted notable results at what is considered the nation\'s most competitive intercollegiate indoor track meet outside of the national championships.

Jessica Eldridge and Kristi Cook finished third (2:10.60) and fourth (2:10.64), respectively, in a tightly contested 800-meter run -- the margin of victory from first to fifth was less than one second.

Eldridge\'s run was a season best and Cook\'s was a personal record.

Brayon Brown finished third (1:51.47) in the championship division of the 800-meter run.

Jason Coleman placed fourth in the 3,000-meter run. His time of 8:24.86 ranked eighth on OU\'s all-time performance list.

Sophomore Tydree Lewis placed fourth in the men\'s triple jump, leaping 48-10.0 (14.88).

Marcus Pugh took sixth in the 200-meter dash, running in a season best 21.46.

The Oklahoma track and field team returns to Norman to host the 32nd annual Sooner Indoor at the Mosier Indoor Track on the University of Oklahoma campus Saturday, Feb. 18.