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April 17, 2024 5:27 am

Smith wins triple jump

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Senior Mora Smith secured a win in the triple jump as the University of Mount Olive women’s track and field team recorded several all-time marks at the South Carolina Invitational on Feb. 3.

Smith registered a personal record of 37 feet, nine inches to defeat a field of 15 competitors with several Division I jumpers. Her mark sits third all-time in program history and ranks second in the Conference Carolinas this indoor season.

Additionally, sophomore Karla Hormazabal finished third overall in the triple jump with a distance of 37 feet, seven inches to establish a new personal best. She advances into the top three in the league and ranks third at UMO all-time in the event.

Senior Jaiden Moody improved her conference qualifying mark in the 400 meters after crossing the line in 58.24 seconds, which is the third fastest time in program history. Her time currently ranks as the best mark in the Conference Carolinas this year.

In the 60-meter hurdles, freshman Channie Jefferson hit the league standard in the event for the first time this season. She posted a time of 9.50 seconds in a qualifying field of nearly 40 runners with her mark entering UMO history as seventh all-time.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics