Boutte posts wins in the long and triple jump.
Feb. 2, 2008
NORMAN, Okla. -- Competing at home, Oklahoma's Shardae Boutte won two events, while five teammates also picked up individual titles at the eighth annual J.D. Martin Invitational at the Mosier Indoor Facility.
Boutte, who has won a title in each meet he has competed in this year, defended his J.D. Martin Invitational title in the triple jump and won his second long jump title of the season.
Boutte's jump of 24 feet and 2.25 inches (7.37 meters) was good enough for first in the long jump while his top jump of 51-10.50 (15.81) bested OU's Tydree Lewis, who finished second with a jump of 51-1.00 (15.57), by more than nine inches. It was the second straight meet for Boutte and Lewis to finish 1-2 to in the event after doing so at last week's Razorback Invitational.
Senior sprinter Marcus Pugh posted an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 6.69 to win the 60-meter dash. OU swept the event as Scottesha Miller claimed the title in the women's division with a time of 7.47.
Two other Sooners defended J.D. Martin Invitiational titles as Chip Heuser finished first in the pole vault with a top mark of 16-10.75 (5.15) and Sheldon Leith took top honors in the 60-meter hurdles with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 7.83. OU finished 1-2 in the 60-meter hurdles as freshman D'Andre Fisher set a personal record, 8.17, en route to a second-place finish.
Sophomore Kevin Snyder rounded out the OU title race with a win in the high jump. Snyder edged Langston's William Moses with a best jump of 6-8.75.
Latoya Greaves finished second in the 60-meter hurdles, but more importantly, bested the NCAA provisional qualifying mark with a time of 8.28.
Leslie Cole (400-meter dash) and Tijahnni Newton (600-yard run) both picked up second-place finishes with times of 55.64 and 1:23.30, respectively. Jasmine Still followed Newton across the line in third with a time of 1:23.44.
In the 800-meter run, junior Amanda Mayfield came in third with a time of 2:17.50. Kyle Eckman recorded the same finish in the men's division with a time of 1:54.84. Jamie Alexander finished third in the heptathlon with 4,752 points.
In her first action as a Sooner, junior college transfer and Sweden native Mikaela Johansson finished third in the weight throw and fourth in the shot put with marks of 53-5.50 (16.29) and 44-11.00 (13.69), respectively. Johansson's weight throw set a school record, breaking the previous mark of 52-8 (16.05) set by Katie Webster in 2000.
Toni Smith, who's indoor eligibility is exhausted, competed unattached, finishing first in the triple jump (41-00.25/12.50) and third in the long jump (19-10.75/6.06).
The Sooners will split up next week as a number of sprinters and distance athletes head to New York City for the New Balance Collegiate Invitational while jumpers, vaulters and multi-event athletes compose the majority of an Oklahoma group competing in the Adidas Classic in Lincoln, Neb.