BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Vincent Okot of the King University men's track and field team had a stellar day at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships. He posted three jumps in the triple jump that broke the school record and finished sixth to earn All-American honors.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Okot got off to a great start, posting a triple jump of 15.35 meters to set a new school record on his first attempt.
- He then topped that mark with a leap of 15.40 meters on his second attempt.
- In his final leap in the first group, Okot posted a mark of 15.39 meters.
- His best mark of 15.40 was the best leap in the first group and fourth overall, qualifying him for the finals.
- In the finals, the beast leap that Okot marked was 14.94.
- However, his earlier mark of 15.40 meters gave him a sixth place finish and All-American honors.
FOR THE FOES
- Michael Sandle of Minnesota State won the event with a leap of 16.11 meters.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Okot becomes the first Tornado men's track and field athlete to earn NCAA Division II All-American honors.
- The previous school record was 15.22 meters, set by Okot earlier this year.
- King opens the outdoor season on March 17-18 at the High Point Invitational.