Ole Miss Represented by 12 Rebels in Competition
Both Were NCAA East Region Qualifiers
Two Dramatic Races in the Steeplechase Highlight Day Two
Competition Runs from May 24-26
Rebel Women Posted Highest SEC Outdoor Finish in Program History Last Week
OUTDOOR: Competed at the NCAA East Preliminary in the 1500m … finished eighth in the 1500m (3:47.43) and ninth in the 5000m (14:19.45) at the SEC Championships … posted his season-best 1500m of 3:42.17 at the Payton Jordan Invitational … finished fourth at the Drake Relays with a time of 1:50.18 in the 800m … finished seventh in the Border Clash 1500m with a time of 3:50.30.
INDOOR: Missed the indoor season due to injury sustained during cross country.
CROSS COUNTRY: Helped lead the Ole Miss team to its first NCAA Championships berth in school history ... broke his foot during the NCAA Championship race and did not finish ... placed fourth at the NCAA South Region Championship (10K time of 30:19.30) and helped Ole Miss to its first region team title in program history ... named All-Region ... named SEC Cross Country Co-Freshman Runner of the Year after finishing sixth at the SEC Championship (8K time of 24:37.91), the best by any freshman ... helped Ole Miss to an SEC runner-up finish for just the second time in cross country program history ... All-SEC ... SEC All-Freshman ... placed 48th of 310 runners at the Pre-National Invitational (8K time of 25:03.4) to lead the Rebels to an impressive eighth-place showing ... placed 26th at the Greater Louisville Classic (8K time of 24:41.08) to help the team to a runner-up finish.
OUTDOOR: Competed in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary ... scored points in two events at the SEC Championships, placing third in the 5,000 (14:16.74) and fourth in the 1,500 (3:49.97) ... All-SEC second team ... SEC All-Freshman in the 5,000 ... in his first collegiate attempt at 1,500 meters, broke the school record with a personal-best 3:42.07, placing eighth in the "elite" division at the Mt. SAC Relays and earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors ... won the 800 at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash (1:47.99) and LSU Invitational (1:48.79) ... his 1:47.99 ranks him third-best in school history in the 800 ... anchored the distance medley relay team to a win at the Texas Relays in a time of 9:39.51 that ranks them No. 2 in school history.
INDOOR: Had an unforgettable debut season as an Ole Miss Rebel ... named SEC Indoor Co-Freshman Runner of the Year ... ran an incredible last leg to anchor Ole Miss to its first SEC distance medley relay title in school history with a time of 9:39.54 that ranks the group No. 2 in school history ... runner-up in the mile at the SEC meet with a time of 4:06.14 ... All-SEC first team ... SEC All-Freshman in the mile ... in his first ever collegiate mile race, became the first sub-4 minute man in school history with a personal-best 3:59.91 that won the men's late division at the Husky Classic ... named SEC Freshman of the Week after his record-breaking run ... ran the 800 leg of the DMR and helped Ole Miss to a runner-up finish in 9:40.17 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, good for third-best in school history.
BEFORE OLE MISS: Placed ninth at the 2013 European Cross Country Championships ... 2013 Irish National High School Cross Country Champion ... placed fourth in the 1,500 meters at the 2013 European Junior Championships ... won the Irish National Championship in the 800 and 1,500 meters ... competed in the 1,500 at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships ... placed 30th at the 2012 World Mountain Running Championships ... 2011 Irish National Champion in cross country and 3,000 meters on the track ... placed 4th in the 3,000 at the 2011 European Youth Championships ... participated in the 2011 European Youth Cross Country Championships ... achieved personal bests of 1:50.23 in the 800, 3:45.00 in the 1,500 and 8:29.91 in the 3,000.
PERSONAL: Born July 20, 1994 ... son of Anthony and Angie Tobin ... Brother, Anthony, has won Irish national medals in racewalking ... Sister, Laura, has won Irish national medals in distance running.
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