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)