Louise Ritter set an American women's record of 6 feet 8 inches in the high jump Friday night at the Texas-USA trial qualifications on the University of Texas campus.

Ritter, a former collegiate performer for Texas Women's University, broke her own mark of 6-7 that she established on Sept. 1, 1983, in Rome and tied last Aug. 19 in Zurich. The world record of 6-101/4 is held by Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria.