NORMAN — Freshman MacKenzie Shell made her first competition as a Sooner one for the record books, literally. She soared above the competition in the pole vault to shatter the OU school and meet record in her specialty. Her best jump, 14-0.50, was three feet higher than the meet’s runner-up and was the third best in the country to date.
Shell was one of many Sooners who took home-field advantage to record levels as OU hosted the 15th J.D. Martin Invitational Saturday at the Mosier Indoor Facility. The meet opened the 2016 season for OU.
Senior pole vaulter Tanner Williams (16-5.50) won his respective meet.
Williams, a 2012 graduate of Plainview High School, was a two-time pole vault Oklahoma state champion for the Indians and, as a sophomore at OU, placed fifth in the 2014 Big 12 Championships after clearing a personal best height of 17-0.25.