DURHAM, N.C., JUNE 2 -- Sheila Hudson, holder of the U.S. record for the women's triple jump, twice broke her record in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships today, covering 46 feet 0 3/4 inches on the fifth of her six efforts.

Hudson became the first American woman to surpass 14 meters, reaching 14.04, equivalent to 46-0 3/4. The world record is 47-7 3/4.

Louisiana State repeated as men's champion with 44 points and George Mason finished seventh, its best effort ever, with 24 points.

"I thought we'd be top four or five," Patriots Coach John Cook said. " . . . We're disappointed, of course, but there's also got to be some realism. We probably set our goals too high and the only way to go when you do that is a dive."

LSU's women also repeated as champions, scoring 53 points. UCLA was second with 46 and Wisconsin third with 42.

As for Hudson, it initially was believed officials hadn't measured her first jump -- 45-7 3/4 -- correctly and so it would not have counted as a U.S. record. But later they confirmed proper procedures had been followed. Either way, she was prepared for bigger things.

"I felt good today. I had more than 45-7 {former U.S. mark} in me before that jump, so I wasn't worried that I wouldn't be able to go further," she said.

She has been told she does not fit the profile of a world class triple jumper.

"I've been told that, since I can't long-jump 23 to 24 feet like the women in the Soviet Union, that I won't be a good triple jumper, and I'm just out to prove the triple jump is a completely different event and I can compete with the best."

With less than a quarter-lap left in the 12-lap 5,000 meters, John Trautmann of Georgetown, who had to be convinced the 5,000 is his best race, left behind John Nuttall of Iowa State and favored Reuben Reina of Arkansas to win in 14:07.47.

As a freshman, Trautmann ran a fine 1,500-meter race against Sydney Maree and for a time was among the best in the event in the United States.

"He got it in his head he was a miler," said Georgetown distance coach Ron Helmer. "You can't get a kid to train except the way they want to train. He had to mature physically and mentally to get to this point."

Midway through the men's 110 hurdles, Earl Diamond of Florida appeared to be justifying his top seeding in the field. Chris Lancaster of Indiana State and Steve Brown of Wake Forest, formerly of Gonzaga High School, both had been seeded fourth, but by the fourth hurdle they had caught Diamond. They were passing him when, at the second-to-last hurdle, Diamond fell. Lancaster won in 13.45 and Brown was second in 13.60.

For Brown, who was overshadowed as a schoolboy by Bart Bailey of Suitland High School, a second in the NCAA championships is something he had scarcely dreamed of.

"As a youngster, you can't help but have dreams," he said. "But, I was pretty mediocre. I seem to have blossomed."

For Suzy Favor of Wisconsin, four years of unrelenting pressure to win ended when she outdueled Jasmin Jones of Tennessee and ran a meet and stadium record 4:08.26 in the women's 1,500 meters. With 100 meters to go, Jones was positioned on Favor's shoulder for a sprint, but Favor moved away easily. Friday she upset Meredith Rainey of Harvard in the 800.

Houston's Leroy Burrell said he couldn't allow himself to be the one to break his school's streak of having at least one NCAA champion every year since 1979. So, after not advancing to the finals in the long jump, in which he'd been the favorite, he won the 100 meters in a wind-aided 9.94, the fastest time in the world this year.

In the women's 100, Carlette Guidry of Texas, one of two favorites, was eliminated after two false starts. That left Esther Jones of Louisiana State with no close competition and she won easily in 11.14. She returned and captured the 200 in 22.49, this time beating Guidry by passing her with 40 meters to go.

School probation kept Arizona State's Lynda Tolbert, of Ballou High School, from this meet last year. She made up for it today, running away in the 100 hurdles to win in a wind-aided 12.84.