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Michaela Quinn, a member of the 2013 Ole Miss track & field signing class
, turned in a great performance at the World Junior Cross Country Championships over the weekend.
Competing as a member of Team Australia, Quinn placed 25th in the girls' 6K race with an impressive time of 19:39
. She crossed the line ahead of 61 other competitors, including four of the best American female high school distance runners.
As a point of reference, 19:39 would have been the best 6K time of an SEC cross country runner in 2012 and would have placed her fifth at the 2012 NCAA Championships
What made Quinn's race even more impressive was that she and her teammates traveled from the heat of the summer in Australia to below-freezing temperatures in Bydgoszcz, Poland, for the meet.
Looks like the Rebels found a great addition for next year's team!
Ryan Smith, a sophomore distance runner on the Ole Miss track & field team, will be a sports trivia contestant on an upcoming segment of ESPNU's late-night entertainment show, UNITE.
The episode of UNITE airs late Wednesday night at 1 a.m. ET / midnight CT on ESPNU.
Smith will test his wits against students from Auburn and Georgia in a reprised version of the popular trivia show "Stump the Schwab" featuring ESPN statistician Howie Schwab.
Tune in to see how Ryan fares and to cheer on this Rebel against the Tigers and Bulldogs!
Olympic gold medalist and former Ole Miss star Brittney Reese will be among the headliner athletes at this weekend's Millrose Games indoor meet in New York City.
Reese, who won gold in the long jump at the 2012 London Olympics, is one of several Olympians who will compete at the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory, located just off Broadway in upper Manhattan.
The 106th annual Millrose Games will be shown live on ESPN3
starting at 6 p.m. CT Saturday and replayed on ESPN
at 7-9 p.m. CT Sunday.
Current national team rankings:
Baseball: No. 13 (Baseball America preseason)
Men's tennis: No. 13 (ITA)
Men's basketball: No. 16 (AP/Coaches)
Men's indoor track: No. 17 (USTFCCCA)
Women's tennis: No. 19 (ITA)
Football: No. 25 (NationalChamps.net "2013 Early Bird Preview")
No. 9 (247 Sports)
No. 11 (Rivals)
No. 12 (Scout)
No. 13 (ESPN)
Ole Miss rising senior Isiah Young will represent Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Young burst onto the international scene with a record-breaking junior year for the Rebels. He will run the 200 meters in London, an event in which he broke the school record, claimed an SEC title and was named an All-American earlier this year.
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10.08Blog entry - July 26, 2012
My training in Europe has been great! I love getting to
work with some of the professionals, and we give it everything we've got at
practice. Europe has been good. I took some pictures. I head to the Olympic village
on Thursday, and that's when I get to see everything and other athletes from
other countries. So I'm just in Birmingham (England) training right now.
I'm most excited to see everybody that's going to be
representing the USA at the Games and for when they call us to come up at the
Opening Ceremonies. I plan on going to see as many of the sports and events as
I can to get my mind off my race until it gets here. I've got to see the
basketball team and see how big some of those players really are.
Ole Miss fans, thanks for the support. It's a true
blessing to make it all the way here. All or nothing at everything u do!
Until next time,
Blog entry - July 18, 2012
Well, my flight to Europe was great!! That is, all three of them that it took to get over here. The two shorter flights I got the window seat, and for my 9-hour flight I got the whole row!! I flew into Houston, then to London. London is too nice! Then I got picked up and dipped off to Monaco.
All I'm doing for this meet in Monaco is just the 4x1 relay. (The meet is a Samsung Diamond League competition on Friday, July 20).
I'm just looking forward to how the living style is over here. I've seen a rich lifestyle up here. It would be an honor to even be a janitor in Monaco. And the food is different here. I don't know why, it just tastes different.
I will get to London probably on Monday.
That's all for now. Talk to you again soon. Go Rebels! Go USA!
If you watched the Olympic trials tonight from Eugene, Ore., you saw a pair of Rebels earn spots on the U.S.A. Track & Field team
in junior sprinter Isiah Young and former long jumper Brittney Reese. They will join India tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi and U.S.A. women's basketball assistant coach Jennifer Gillom among the Ole Miss representation in London. In our history, they will make it 11 Rebels to participate in the Olympics across all sports, and this will mark the seventh games to feature at least one Ole Miss athlete. Here is a breakdown of the all-time list.Women's Basketball
Jennifer Gillom (USA) - gold medalist, player 1988; assistant coach 2012
Peggie Gillom (USA) - gold medalist, assistant coach 2000
Van Chancellor (USA) - gold medalist, head coach 2004
Track & Field
Allan Ince (Barbados) - men's 400 meter hurdles 1988
Gary Kinder (USA) - men's decathlon 1988
Tony Dees (USA) - silver medalist, men's 100 meter hurdles 1992
Alvin Haynes (Barbados) - men's triple jump 1992
Savante' Stringfellow (USA) - men's long jump 2000
Brittney Reese (USA) - women's long jump 2008, 2012
Isiah Young (USA) - men's 200 meters 2012
Mahesh Bhupathi (India) - men's doubles 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012Follow me on twitter @CampbellKyle.
The world leader in the high jump and another who ranks among the world's top five in the 100 and 200 meter dashes both currently compete for the Ole Miss Rebels.
Last weekend at the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Ricky Robertson jumped a school-record 7-7.25 in the high jump to take over the top spot in the world this year. Isiah Young also set a school record when he ran a 20.35 in the 200 meters.
In the videos below, you can see Robertson talking about his record-setting jump, and you can watch Young's outstanding 200-meter race (fair warning - turn your speakers down because the wind was really loud that day).
Watch more video of 2012 Florida Relays on flotrack.org
Watch more video of 2012 Florida Relays on flotrack.org
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