Three Ole Miss Athletes Make Finals in Their Events
Kendricks Makes First Team; Semien, Young Second Team
Fourth Straight Top-25 National Finish For Ole Miss Men
Ole Miss Junior Claims Second Straight NCAA Outdoor Pole Vault Title
Wednesday-Saturday In Eugene, Oregon
AT OLE MISS (2010-13):
OUTDOOR: Missed the season while recovering from a torn ACL ... redshirted.
INDOOR: Missed the season while recovering from a torn ACL ... redshirted.
OUTDOOR: Competed in the 100 meters at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, placing 28th in the prelims (10.61) ... competed in the 100 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary, placing 15th (10.37) and just missing a spot at the NCAA Championships ... did not run at the SEC Championships due to injury ... ran a season-best 10.17 to win the Mississippi Open 100 meters, beating three 2012 Olympians (Ole Miss' Isiah Young, Jackson State's Anaso Jobodwana and adidas' Trell Kimmons) ... ran a personal-best 20.90 in the 200 to finish fifth at the Mississippi Open ... won the 100 at the Ole Miss Invitational (10.19) ... helped the Rebels' 4x100 relay team to event titles at the Ole Miss Invitational and Rhodes Open, including a time of 39.90 at the Ole Miss Invitational that ranks the squad fourth-best in school history ... placed 12th in the long jump (22-11.75) at the Mississippi Open in his first-ever attempt in that event.
INDOOR: Named USTFCCCA Second Team All-American in the 60 meters ... missed the 60-meter finals at the NCAA Championships by .001 second, placing ninth with a season-best 6.61 ... runner-up in the 60 at the SEC Championships (6.63) by .001 second behind Auburn's Harry Adams, finishing ahead of 2012 Olympians Jeff Demps (Florida) and Isiah Young (Ole Miss) ... All-SEC second team ... came in 12th in the 200 at the SEC meet with a season-best 21.55 ... strong season debut at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener, placing second in the 60 (6.68) and third in the 200 (21.66).
OUTDOOR: Earned USTFCCCA First Team All-American honors in the 100 meters ... placed seventh in the 100 meters (10.33) at the NCAA Championships ... finished 25th in the 100 meters at the USA Championships ... finished fourth at the SEC Championships in the 100 meters with a time of 10.16, which ranks him third-best in school history in the event ... also finished fourth in the 4x100 meter relay at the SEC Championships ... captured the Ole Miss Invitational in the 100 meters with a winning time of 10.22 ... also finished first in the 100 meters with a time of 10.49 at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational and recorded second-place finishes at the Drake Relays (10.24) and Big Ten vs. SEC Challenge Meet (10.38) ... ran a personal-best 200 meters time of 20.98 at the Ole Miss Invitational ... recorded a second-place finish with a time of 21.44 in the 200 meters at the Rhodes Open ... helped the Rebels produce a win being the last leg of the 4x100 meter relay team at the Ole Miss Invitational (40.16) ... produced a season-best 4x200 relay team time running a 20.81 during the final leg at the 2011 Florida Relays.
INDOOR: Earned USTFCCCA First Team All-American honors for the second straight year after finishing runner-up in the 60 meters at the NCAA Championships with a time of 6.55 ... that 6.55 60-meter time broke the former school record 60-meter time held by Greg Saddler from 1994 ... won the 55-meter title at the Arkansas State Kickoff Classic with a time of 6.21, which ranks as the second fastest 55-meter time in school history ... captured the 200-meter Arkansas Invitational title with a time of 21.88 while also claiming the Invitational's 60-meter and 55-meter titles posting times of 6.67 and 6.22 respectively ... won the 60-meter crown at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational with a time of 6.67.
OUTDOOR: Captured a gold medal for Team USA as the first leg of the 4x100 meter relay team at the IAAF World Junior Championships ... finished fourth in the 100 meters (10.32) at the World Juniors ... crowned with the 100 meters gold medal at the USA Junior Championships, when he won the event with a time of 10.30 in the finals after matching his personal best with a 10.29 in the prelims ... ran a 10.30 in the NCAA East Regional prelims and a 10.34 in the quarterfinals before timing in at 10.46 in the semifinals at the NCAA Championships ... took fifth place in the 100 meters at the SEC Championships with a personal-best time of 10.29 ... Named SEC All-Freshman based on his performance in the 100 ... became the first sprinter in school history to capture the 100 meters crown at the Drake Relays with his winning time of 10.48 in the finals ... also finished first in the 100 at the Rhodes Invitational (10.55) and second at the Ole Miss Invitational (10.44) ... ran a personal-best 200 meters time of 21.40 at the LSU Alumni Gold ... ran the 200 leg of the sprint medley relay to help Ole Miss finish third at the Florida Relays with a season-best time of 3:21.77 ... helped the Rebels win the sprint medley relay at the Alabama Relays.
INDOOR: Earned USTFCCCA All-America honors after finishing eighth in the 60 meters at the NCAA Championships with a time of 6.74 ... was the only freshman in the 60 meter finals ... tied a personal best of 6.66 in the 60 meters twice - in the SEC Championship prelims and NCAA Championship prelims ... placed fourth at the SEC Championships with a time of 6.69 in the finals, receiving SEC All-Freshman honors ... earned a first-place finish at the Arkansas Invitational with a 60 meters time of 6.73, while finishing third in the 200 with a personal-best time of 22.30 ... finished second in the 55 meters in his first collegiate race at the Arkansas State Kickoff Klassic with a 6.29.
BEFORE OLE MISS: Four-year letterman as a sprinter at Newton County High School ... owns a school record and state championship winning time of 10.46 in the 100 meters he set at the Mississippi High School State Meet ... holds a school record and state championship winning time of 22.00 in the 200 meters ... set a school record in the 4x100 meter relay.
PERSONAL: Born March 17, 1991 ... son of John and Evelyn King ... has already graduated with a bachelor's degree in general studies.
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