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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Isiah Young

Kendricks captures title at USATF championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — SEC champion. NCAA champion. And now, USA champion.
Sam Kendricks capped off his remarkable junior year of college with his first career USA title Sunday, winning the men’s pole vault with a season-best height of 18-10.25 at the USA Track & Field Championships. (June 30, 2014, Page 6)

Kendricks named SEC’s Male Athlete of the Year

Former Oxford High standout Sam Kendricks, now a junior pole vaulter at Ole Miss, was named the Southeastern Conference’s Male Athlete of the Year for indoor track. (March 10, 2014, Page 6)

Kendricks wins NCAA pole vault

EUGENE, Ore. — Ole Miss sophomore Sam Kendricks captured a national title in the men’s pole vault at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Wednesday night.

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 Rebels to compete in Outdoor Championships

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.

 (June 5, 2013, Page 6A)

Young wins another honor

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)

Reese makes history with recent history

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)

Reese, Young garner spots on U.S. Olympic team

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)

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