OU Caps Day 1 of Texas Tech Shootout

LUBBOCK, Texas — The Oklahoma men’s and women’s track and field teams completed day one of the two-day Texas Tech Shootout in Lubbock, Texas, on Friday night.

The Sooners will return to action for day two at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, beginning with the women’s shot put. Running events will begin at 1:15 p.m.

Senior Lauren Jones competed first for the Sooners, taking second in the women’s weight throw. Jones threw a mark of 66-4.25 (20.22m) in the event. On the men’s side, senior Edward Jeans threw a personal-record 61-4 (18.69m), taking seventh. Jeans was joined by sophomore Diego Trevino in the competition with Trevino throwing a 51-6.5 (15.71m). Trevino’s mark was good for a ninth-place finish.

On the track, junior Jordyn Kaplan ran a personal-record 2:13.51 in the women’s 800 meters, securing the fourth-place finish. Sophomore Carson Hockersmith made her debut in the event and finished seventh with a 2:16.41. The Sooners competed three athletes in the men’s side of the event. Redshirt sophomore Jordan Gledhill led the pack, crossing the line at 1:55.21. Senior Derek King finished one-spot behind Gledhill, taking 13th with a 1:55.34.

Senior Rayvon Allen finished fourth in the men’s long jump, recording a leap of 23-11.75 (7.31m). Fellow senior Garry Williams took sixth with his 22-11.25 (6.99m) mark. Freshman Kunle Akinlosotu jumped 18-9.75 (5.73m) in his long jump debut, taking 11th overall. 

Back on the track, seniors Demarius Smith and Joseph Sheffield competed in the men’s 60-meter dash. Smith advanced to the finals after running a preliminary 6.67. In the 60 meter final, Smith matched his previous time, which is his personal record, and claimed the fourth-place spot. 

In the men’s 60-meter hurdles, redshirt junior Isaiah Levingston and senior Jasher Foster advanced to the finals of the event. Foster completed the finals in 8.15, taking sixth. In the preliminary round, Levingston ran a 7.95 for fourth, while Foster ran an 8.11.

Junior Symone Washington and senior Essence Thomas went back-to-back in the women’s long jump, recording jumps of 19-9 (6.02m) and 19-7.5 (5.98m), respectively. Washington took seventh place while Thomas claimed eighth. 

In the women’s pole vault, senior Abby Bilsbury cleared 12-4.5 (3.77m) for an 11th-place finish. 



Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12-13
Live Results: PT Timing
Live Stream: Big 12 NOW on ESPN+
Venue: Sports Performance Center; Lubbock, Texas 
Field: Texas Tech, Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas Christian, Arizona, Arizona State, University of Southern California, BYU


The Sooners will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., on Feb. 19 for the Arkansas Qualifier.


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Texas Tech Shootout Schedule
Saturday, Feb. 13
Time (CT) Event – Sooners
11 a.m.        Women’s Shot Put – Faith Ette, Lauren Jones, Madison Langley-Walker, Paige Low, Payden Montana 
12 p.m. Men’s Pole Vault – Kristo Simulask
12:30 p.m. Women’s High Jump – Madison Langley-Walker, Falyn Reaugh

Men’s High Jump – Chris Banks, Keith Drapeau, Vernon Turner
1:15 p.m. Men’s 600 Yards (Sec vs. Time) – Johnelle Joe
1:25 p.m. Women’s Mile (Sec vs. Time) – Carson Hockersmith, Jordyn Kaplan 
1:30 p.m. Women’s Triple Jump – Allanah Lee, Nura Muhammad, Essence Thomas, Nicole Ume, Symone Washington, Mikeisha Welcome 

Men’s Triple Jump – Kunle Akinlosotu, Rayvon Allen, Jelaani Davis, Garry Williams 

Men’s Shot Put – Cooper Campbell, Bryant Parlin, Diego Treviño
1:35 p.m. Men’s Mile (Sec vs. Time) – Jordan Gledhill, Derek King 
2:20 p.m. Men’s 200 Meters (Sec vs. Time) – Salim Epps
3 p.m. Men’s 3,000 Meters (Sec vs. Time) – Branch Cox, Luke Schwartz, Ryan Teuscher

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