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)
EUGENE, Ore. — Former Ole Miss All-American and NCAA Champion Brittney Reese continued her dominance at the highest levels of the track and field world when she won the long jump title on the final day of the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships Sunday.
The Gulfport native won her fourth straight U.S. long jump championship with a career-best leap of 7.19 meters (23 feet-7.25 inches) on her final attempt. Her jump is the longest in the world this year by a wide margin and beat the next closest competitor on Sunday by nearly a foot. Reese is the two-defending world champion in the event. (June 27, 2011, 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)
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 sophomore Ricky Robertson claimed his third straight Southeastern Conference high jump championship at the 2011 SEC Indoor Championships held over the weekend at Arkansas’ Randal Tyson Track Center. (more…) (February 28, 2011, Page 8)
On a day where Pearl proved to be too much for any team in the field to defeat as state champions, three individual state titles and a balanced effort that garnered 70 total points and a second-place finish was what the Chargers had to hang their hat on. (May 17, 2010, Page 2B)
The first of two home meets for the Ole Miss men’s and women’s track team will be held Saturday. The annual Ole Miss Invitational will get underway at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex at 11:30 a.m. with the men’s hammer throw and women’s javelin. Admission is free of charge. (April 9, 2010, Page 7A)