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)
Ole Miss’ replacement for long-time track and field head coach Joe Walker is someone who is very familiar with Walker’s teaching methods, compassion for student-athletes and love for the school. Brian O’Neal was officially introduced Tuesday afternoon as Walker’s replacement in a ceremony held just a few feet away from his mentor’s former office at the track facility.
O’Neal, a native of Pontotoc who was a four-year letterman at Ole Miss from 1989-1993, comes back to Oxford after spending the last four years of his coaching career at Florida and just days after helping leading the Gators to the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Drake University. Leaving Ole Miss after 14 years may have been tough to do initially, but the journey to Gainesville, Fla., and back has made O’Neal a better coach in his estimation. (June 13, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG — Outgoing Ole Miss track coach Joe Walker said Tuesday morning that the hiring of Brian O’Neal as the new track coach at Ole Miss was a good thing moving forward. (more…) (June 12, 2012)
For a man that loves history and majored in the subject in college, Ole Miss head track coach Joe Walker said he doesn’t like to look back to the past. He is an in-the-now type person, somebody who is more focused on getting an athlete better for the future rather than what they may or may not have accomplished weeks prior. (May 18, 2012, Page 6A)
Oxford’s success in boys track and field and cross country the past decade can be traced back to Ole Miss coach Joe Walker and the impact he made on Scott Kendricks when he was a Rebel and a member of Walker’s first track team.
When Walker told his squad Tuesday evening he would be leaving Ole Miss at the end of the 2012 season to join his son, Joe Walker III, at Louisville, Kendricks understood just how special that opportunity will be for both father and son. (March 1, 2012, Page 6)
For Joe Walker, family comes first. After three decades of developing national champions for the Ole Miss Track and Field program, Walker will step away following the 2012 season with plans to join his oldest son, Joe III, on the Louisville track staff. (February 29, 2012, Page 6)
Led by high jumper Ricky Robertson, the Ole Miss men’s track team was able to finish 19th out of 71 programs at the NCAA Outdoor Championships held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Ole Miss totaled 13 points in the meet that was won by Texas A&M with 55 points. (June 13, 2011, Page 6)
Sophomore Neal Tisher broke her own school record in the pole vault at the Ole Miss Invitational to help lead the team to 13 titles on Saturday at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex. Tisher broke her mark with a leap of 13 feet-09.25 inches. Sh set her previous record of 13-04.25 last weekend at the Pepsi Relays in Gainesville, Fla. (April 11, 2011, Page 2B)
Some of the best college and pro track athletes will be on display as they compete in the annual Ole Miss Invitational on Saturday. The meet begins at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex at 10 a.m. with two field events, the hammer throw and javelin, while the first running event begins at 11 a.m. (more…) (April 8, 2011)
Ole Miss’ Sofie Persson broke her own school record in the 800 meters and automatically qualified for next week’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at a last-chance qualifier meet hosted by Iowa State on Saturday. Persson broke the record with a winning time of 2 minutes:04.51 seconds, which is under the NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 2:05.00. (more…) (March 7, 2011, Page 8A)