Former Oxford High standout Sam Kendricks was honored by as the Southeastern Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week.
Kendricks, a junior at Ole Miss, set a new indoor school record, as well as a meet and facility records, this past Saturday in the pole vault at the UAB Blazer Invitational held at the Birmingham CrossPlex. His mark of 18 feet, 4.75 inches ranks as the best pole vault by anyone in America currently and eighth-best in the world.
This is the fifth time Kendricks has won the award. The three-time All-American will help lead the No. 16 Rebels in this weekend’s Auburn Invitational, which will also be held at the CrossPlex. (January 14, 2014)