BLOG — Ole Miss senior Isiah Young set a new school record in the 100-meter dash Friday night at the NCAA Track & Field Championships being held at the University of Oregon.
Unfortunately for Young, his time of 9.96 seconds garnered a third-place finish rather than an individual championship. The Junction City, Kan., native did earn the Rebels six more team points two days after former Oxford High standout Sam Kendricks won the pole vault title.
Young, who was a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team, held the previous school record in the 100 (9.99) which he set two weeks ago at the NCAA East Preliminary. TCU’s Charles Silmon crossed the finish line first in 9.89 and Florida State’s Dentarius Locke was runner-up in 9.91. Both finished ahead of Young in the preliminary race. The best finish by an Ole Miss athlete in the 100 prior to Young’s sprint was seventh place set turned in by Mike Granger in 2011.
Young will return to the track later today to compete in the 200 final. The event can be seen live on ESPNU at 4:50. Young finished fourth in the nation in the 200 last year. (June 8, 2013)