A good starting point. That’s how Brian O’Neal described his first season as Ole Miss’ track and field coach. The Rebels finished eighth in the nation last week at the annual NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. It was the best finish in school history but made possible thanks to spectacular efforts of just two athletes, sprinter Isiah Young and pole vaulter Sam Kendricks. (more…) (June 14, 2013, Page 6A)
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. (more…) (June 8, 2013)
With his winning clearance of 18 feet, 8.25 inches, the former Oxford High standout and Oxford native became the first person in school history to win an NCAA title in the pole vault. (more…) (June 6, 2013, Page 6)
Four athletes will represent the Red and Blue of Ole Miss today through Saturday at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore.
The city known as “Track Town USA” will host the NCAA finals for the 11th time (since 1962) at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
Ole Miss senior Isiah Young continued to win major awards Monday as he was named South Region Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Monday. (June 4, 2013, Page 8)
In a big day for Team USA, former Ole Miss star Brittney Reese stamped her place in track & field history by winning Olympic gold in the women’s long jump on Wednesday.
Reese added an Olympic gold medal to her accomplishments that already included the previous two world outdoor championships and the last two world indoor titles in the long jump. (more…) (August 9, 2012, Page 1B)
Four years ago, when the Olympics were being held in Beijing, current Ole Miss sprinter Isiah Young was working at a fast food restaurant in Kansas and was basically out of track altogether. While at one time Young may have dreamed about the Olympics, his path to compete in the games was unclear.
In the summer of 2008, Young wasn’t running at Allen County Community College, located near his hometown of Junction City, Kan. Now, just four years after completing high school and joining the work force to make ends meet, Young is headed to London to represent the United States in the 2012 Olympics. (July 12, 2012, Page 6)
EUGENE, Ore. — Young athletes around the world dream of one day competing for their country at the Olympic Games.
For Ole Miss junior sprinter Isiah Young, that dream became a reality on Sunday. And for former Ole Miss long jump star Brittney Reese, her dream was realized for the second time already in her young career. (July 2, 2012, Page 6)