BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Led by newcomer Phillip Young's victory in the men's triple jump, Ole Miss posted some strong results on the first day of the UAB Blazer Invitational at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Friday.
Young, a transfer from Florida State who was a four-time All-American with the Seminoles, got his Ole Miss career off to a good start with a victory in the triple jump. He posted a best mark of 49-2.25 that is well off his personal best but still immediately ranks him top 15 in school history.
Ole Miss fared well against a field of teams that included national powerhouses Florida and Florida State and fellow Southeastern Conference foes Mississippi State and Tennessee.
Rebel men that qualified for Saturday's finals after strong performances in the prelims were senior Mike Granger (6.74) and freshman Jalen Miller (6.76) in the 60 meters and junior Robert Semien (8.09) in the 60-meter hurdles.
Rebel women that qualified for Saturday's finals after strong performances in the prelims were newcomer Jhorden Hunter (7.50), a UT-San Antonio transfer, in the 60 meters and junior Taryn Hartfield (8.64) and senior Fabia McDonald (8.70) in the 60-meter hurdles. Hunter's 7.50 in her Rebel debut ranks her tied for No. 8 all-time in the school record books.
In addition to the finals of the men's and women's 60 meter dash and 60 meter hurdles, Saturday will be highlighted by races at 200, 400, 800 and 3,000 meters, as well as one mile. The men's and women's long jump, men's shot put, men's pole vault and men's and women's 4x400-meter relays are also on tap. Events begin at 9 a.m. and end around 4:30 p.m.
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