OU track and field: Former Sooners Kevin Bookout, Toni Smith advance at U.S. Olympic Trials

From Staff Reports Published: June 23, 2012
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Former University of Oklahoma track and field standouts Kevin Bookout and Toni Smith advanced to their respective event finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Saturday.

Bookout reached the finals of the men's shot put by finishing 11th with a throw of 61 feet, 9 inches. Former world champion Reese Hoffa led the 12 qualifiers at 69-7 ½. The final is Sunday.

Smith was fifth in the women's triple jump at 43-10 ½. Amanda Smock's 45-3 ½ was on top. The final is Monday night.

Former Sooner Candyce McGrone finished 17th overall in the women's 100-meter dash with a time of 11.42 seconds.

Former Sooner Mookie Salaam failed to advance past the first round of the men's 100-meter dash. Salaam finished sixth in his heat with a time of 10.62 seconds.

OU senior Alexandra Acker will compete in the women's pole vault finals on Sunday.