Sooners Add Two More All-Americans On Day Three

Patrick Dunn
By Patrick Dunn
Communications Assistant

EUGENE, Ore.—The Oklahoma track and field team continued its weekend at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships on a rainy Friday at Hayward Field. Two Sooners collected All-America honors on day three of competition.

“I was pleased with the way both our freshman competed today. I think Vernon (Turner) wanted to have a little bit better of a day, but I think his competitive effort was very good. I was also very pleased with Papay Glaywulu, he looked like a guy that knew how to compete at the national championships and relative to the jumps he has had this year, that was probably his best jumps he's had considering the conditions," said OU head coach Jim VanHootegem. 

VanHootegem added, "I'm very proud of those guys and believe they will be back for several more championships and lead a new, young group of Sooner men as we go into next year.”

Freshman Vernon Turner concluded his stellar freshman season with a sixth-place finish in the men’s high jump, clearing 7-1.75 (2.18 meters). Turner claimed first team All-America honors with the top-eight finish. Turner finishes his debut season with the Sooners with five combined indoor and outdoor high jump titles, including the outdoor conference crown. The freshman also broke the school records in both the indoor and outdoor high jump this season.

Fellow freshman Papay Glaywulu finished his successful freshman season in the men’s triple jump. Glaywulu placed 14th with a jump of 52-0.5 (15.68 meters) to garner second team All-American status. He concludes his freshman year with seven top-five finishes and a seventh-place spot on the program top-10 list in the triple jump.

Oklahoma concludes it's 2018 season tomorrow with senior Jess Woodard competing in the women’s discus throw final at 5:05 p.m. CT and redshirt junior Sarah Scott running in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase final at 5:54 p.m. CT.

Live results from the NCAA Outdoor Championships are available through Flash Results. The meet will be broadcast throughout the weekend by ESPN's family of networks, broadcast info can be found here.

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