Feb. 5, 2011

NEW YORK CITY— Candyce McGrone improved her season time in the 200-meter dash as she took second overall Saturday at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City. After running the fastest time in the event’s prelims, 23.36, McGrone improved in the finals with a personal best time of 23.31 to finish second overall behind the winning time of 22.98 from Texas A&M’s Jeneba Tarmoh.

McGrone’s time Saturday is the third fastest in Oklahoma history as she entered the weekend with a season best of 23.41 at last week’s Big 12 vs. SEC Challenge. With the time, McGrone moves up to No. 10 in the nation and No. 4 in the Big 12.

In the field events, Jasmine Simmons finished seventh overall and fourth among collegiate athletes in the triple jump. Simmons’ top mark of 41-11.50 (12.79) is her second best distance this season. The senior recorded a distance of 42-6.75 (12.97) at the Texas A&M Challenge on Jan. 15.

Oklahoma Final Results:
Women’s 200-Meter Dash: 2. Candyce McGrone 23.31; 28. Shawna Anderson 24.79;
Women’s Triple Jump: 7. Jasmine Simmons 41-11.50 (12.79)