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Vernon Turner
Player Profile:
Vernon Turner 3123295
Position: High Jump
Height: 6'3"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Yukon, Okla.
High School: Yukon HS
  • 2018 NCAA Outdoor First Team All-American (High Jump)
  • 2018 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (High Jump)
  • 2018 NCAA Indoor First Team All-American (High Jump)

OU Indoor Collegiate Bests
High Jump: 2.33 meters (7-7.75), 2018

OU Outdoor Collegiate Bests

High Jump: 2.28 meters (7-5.75), 2018

2018:

(Outdoor) Placed sixth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, clearing a height of 7-1.75 (2.18 meters)... Won his first Big 12 title in the high jump at Big 12 Outdoors with an outdoor school-record jump of 7-5.75 (2.28 meters)... Won the Penn Relays high jump crown with a jump of 7-2.25 (2.19 meters)... Won the John Jacobs Invitational high jump competition with a facility record leap of 7-5.25 (2.27 meters)... Took third at the Crimson Tide Invitational in the high jump with a mark of 6-10.75 (2.10 meters) … Placed third in the high jump at Texas Relays, clearing a height of 7-3.75 (2.23 meters)

(Indoor) Placed fourth in the high jump competition at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships, clearing 7-3.75 (2.23 meters) … Took second at Big 12 Indoors with a mark of 7-5.75 (2.28 meters) … Recorded a personal best and indoor school record jump of 7-7.75 (2.33 meters) at the Tyson Invitational to take first place… Won the long jump competition at the J.D. Martin Invite with a PR mark of 23-6.25 (7.17 meters)… Placed third in the high jump at the Texas Tech Classic with a mark of 7-6.5 (2.30 meters) … Took second in the high jump at the Leonard Hilton Invite with a jump of 7-3.75 (2.23 meters) …

HIGH SCHOOL
Two-time Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Track and Field Player of the Year (2016, 2017) ... Three time state champion in the high jump (2015, 2016, 2017) ... Top-ranked high jumper in the nation ... Also played basketball ... Named to the honor roll.

PERSONAL
Son of Melonie Turner ... Has an older sister, Dajhane ... Sister Dajhane plays soccer at Southwest Oklahoma State ... Plans on majoring in physical therapy.

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