Feb. 9, 2001

AMES, Iowa - OU freshman Leslie Dunlap posted a season best in the pole vault of 12-9.5 to win the women's pole vault title at the ISU Classic tonight at the ISU Recreation/Athletic Center. Dunlap's winning mark set a stadium record and beat the NCAA provisional qualifying mark. The Choctaw freshman also recorded a career best with her effort.

Senior Janel Hayes finished third in the long with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 20-3.75. It marked her season best and an indoor Sooner career best. It also set an OU school record, breaking the mark she set last year.

Other Sooners who placed among the best in today's first round of action included Ernest Lewis, who finished seventh in the 200, Jimyria Hicks, who finished third in the 200, and the women's distance medley relay which finished eighth.

Action will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday with finals in 24 events.

Iowa State Invitational
Winner/OU Results
Friday, Feb. 9, 2001
Men's 200 Meter Dash -- 1. Brandonn Hill, Georgia, and Rico Tilley, South Alabama 21.38, 7. Ernest Lewis, Oklahoma, 21.75, 17. L'eron George, Oklahoma, 21.86, 44. Mark Moss, Oklahoma, 22.80, 50 Justin Conkling, Oklahoma, 23.03, 58 Edwin Jones, Oklahoma, 23.71
Men's 5,000 Meter Run -- 1. Jonathan Riley, Stanford, 13:52.20
Men's Distance Medley -- 1. Kansas, 9:38.36
Men's Long Jump -- 1. Mesut Yavis , Arkansas State, 25'09.50
Women's 200 Meter Dash -- 1. Ola Adetiba, Iowa State, 23.99, 3. Jimyria Hicks, Oklahoma, 24.20, 13. Staneshia Bell, Oklahoma, 24.69, 40. Sand Swaby, Oklahoma, 25.87
Women's 5,000 Meter Run -- 1. Mary Duerbeck, Arizona State, 16:44.46
Women's Distance Medley -- 1. Kansas State, 11:19.13, 8. Oklahoma, 12:14.52
Women's Pole Vault -- 1. Leslie Dunlap, Oklahoma, 12-09.50 (Stadium record: old record, 12-6 by Candy Mason, Kansas, 1998, NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark), 11. (tie) Sand Swaby, Oklahoma, 10-10
Women's Long Jump -- 1. Shevan Threats, Kentucky, 20-5.25, 3. Janel Hayes, Oklahoma, 20-3.75 (NCAA Provisional Qualifying Mark), 32. Shayla Austin, Oklahoma, 17-6.75
Women's Weight Throw -- 1. Aubrey Schmitt, Minnesota, 60-8.50