Oklahoma freshman Vernon Turner had quite the day in his track and field debut.
Turner broke a 36-year school record in the indoor high jump on Friday, clearing 2.23 meters. The previous record of 2.20 meters had stood since 1982.
In his first collegiate event, freshman Vernon Turner sets the OU indoor high jump record, clearing 2.23 meters (7’3”)! He passes Greg Seay's record, 2.20 meters, set in 1982.
— Oklahoma T&F & XC (@OU_Track) January 12, 2018
The impressive feat may not be that much of a surprise, given Turner’s resume. He was named the Gatorade Oklahoma Boys Track and Field Player of the Year as a junior and senior at Yukon High School in Yukon, Okla.
Turner is a three-time state champion in the high jump and achieved the No. 1 national ranking among prep high jumpers. He also played basketball at Yukon.
With football over, basketball has taken center stage among athletics in Norman, Okla. But keep an eye on Turner to post more remarkable numbers before the track and field season ends.