Track And Field Opens 2012 Indoor Season in Style

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Logan Waites
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Logan Waites
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Jan. 14, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Ole Miss men and women’s track and field teams both got off to successful starts Saturday at the Alabama Invitational. The meet, which was held at the new CrossPlex Indoor Track and Field Facility in Birmingham, had six SEC schools competing and 10 schools total.

“We had a great first meet,” Rebel head coach Joe Walker said. “I was really happy with our fitness after the (winter) break and we competed well in a very quality meet-and in all event areas. It was a great start.”

2011 NCAA First Team All-American Ricky Robertson began his junior campaign impressively by winning the triple jump with a leap of 50-01.75. He finished second in the high jump with a jump of 7-03.75 (tied for first, but placed second on misses).

The No. 19 nationally ranked Rebel men also saw strong opening performances from juniors Mike Granger and Isiah Young.

Granger, a 2011 NCAA First Team All-American, placed second in the 60 meters on the afternoon clocking a time of 6.68. Young earned a second-place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 21.45.

On the women’s side, a few athletes broke into the top five in the school record books in the 2012 indoor season opener.

Senior Logan Waites broke her previous school record 3000 meter time by running a 9:39.64 Saturday, while Kelsey Breathitt and Anne Threlkeld both produced top-five school record book finishes in the mile. Breathitt finished sixth in the mile, running a time of 5:05.28, whereas Threlkheld finished eighth with a 5:06.95 mile time.

Also, senior Kristin Bridges ran a personal-best time of 54.54 in the 400 meters Saturday, which topped her previous mark from last season. She now ranks fifth in that event in school history.

Junior Neal Tisher appeared to pick up right where she left off last season as she claimed the pole vault title with a mark of 13-03.50, while Jazmin Miller also displayed brilliance in capturing the weight throw crown with a measurement of 61-11.50.

Junior Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen won the 800 meters with a time of 2:14.93. Also competing Saturday was former Rebel All-American and World Champion long jumper Brittney Reese. Reese, who is a frontrunner to win an Olympic gold medal this summer in the London Games, won the event rather easily with a jump of 21-08.75.

The Rebels will continue practice this week and visit Birmingham again next weekend to compete in the Auburn Invitational.

AGATE

MEN

60 Meter Finals
2. Mike Granger - 6.68
6. Isiah Young – 6.77

60 Meters Prelims
1. Isiah Young – 6.71q
2. Mike Granger – 6.72q
18. Bradley Shields – 6.94

200 Meters
2. Isiah Young – 21.45
3. Mike Granger – 21.66
12. Bradley Shields – 22.22

400 Meters
9. Montez Griffin – 48.75
10. Creighton Serrette – 49.12
16. Brian Word – 50.08
Carson Blanks DQ (Out of Lane)

800 Meters
6. Riley Young – 1:56.24

3000 Meters
4. Loren Newsom – 8:39.76
6. Max Holman – 8:42.20
7. Kipchirchir Kiptoo – 8:42.33
8. Al Lowe – 8:57.73

4x400 Meter Relay
2. Ole Miss ‘A’ (Blanks, Word, Serrette, Griffin) – 3:12.23

High Jump
2. Ricky Robertson – 7-03.75
7. Malcolm Davis – 6-08.75

Pole Vault
t3. Sam Kendricks – 16-06.75
14. Stephen Greer – 15-01.00
15. Jason Anderson – 14-07.25
Garrett Ferguson – NH

Long Jump
6. Ricky Robertson – 23-09.50
10. Malcolm Davis - 22-06.50
14. Alec Arena – 21-10.00
17. Morris Kersh – 21-04.25

Triple Jump
1. Ricky Robertson - 50-01.75
3. Morris Kersh – 49-07.25

WOMEN

60 Meter Prelims
11. Jasmine Williams – 7.69
13. Shari Russell – 7.89
17. LorRena DeJurnett – 8.00
18. Amber Wilson – 8.08

60 Meter Hurdle Finals
7. Taryn Hartfield - 8.75

60 Meter Hurdles Prelims
6. Taryn Hartfield - 8.73q
8. Fabia McDonald - 8.82q
15. Mary Ashton Nall - 8.96
24. Brittany Bozeman - 9.45
25. Christiana Coleman – 10.21

200 Meter
7. Jasmine Williams – 24.99
14. Amber Wilson – 26.85
15. LorRena DeJurnett - 27.26

400 Meters
2. Kristin Bridges - 54.54
6. Lauren Hollingsworth – 56.20
18. Monica Williams - 58.35

800 Meters
1. Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen – 2:14.93
5. Giana Leone – 2:20.39
8. Ryan Flore – 2:23.98

1 Mile Run
6. Kelsey Breathitt - 5:05.28
8. Anne Threlkeld - 5:06.95
15. Emily Haberstroh - 5:25.02

3000 Meters
2. Logan Waites - 9:39.64 (SR)
5. Kayleigh Skinner – 9:55.95

4x400 Meter Relay
3. Ole Miss ‘A’ (Hollingsworth, Hartfield, Hellberg-Jonsen, Bridges) – 3:41.01

High Jump
12. Fabia McDonald – 5-05.00
14. Pamela Lee – 5-05.00
Mary Ashton Nall - NH
Taylor Irby - NH

Pole Vault
1. Neal Tisher – 13-03.50
9. Kelly McCormick – 11-01.75

Long Jump
5. Deonna Walton - 19-00.00
9. Rachel Jenkins – 18-08.50
10. Marci Morman – 18-05.00
11. Fabia McDonald – 18-04.50
16. Shari Russell – 17-09.75

Triple Jump
3. Aria Gaines – 41-07.00
7. Marci Morman – 39-10.00

Shot Put
10. Pamela Lee – 35-06.00
11. Brittany Bozeman – 34-07.00
13. Mary Ashton Nall – 30-09.25
14. Christiana Coleman – 28-04.50

Weight Throw
1. Jazmin Miller – 61-11.50

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • Prewitt, Golson Among Standouts at Pro Day

      Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Football

      The Manning Center played host to 16 former Ole Miss players, including NFL Scouting Combine participants Cody Prewitt and Senquez Golson, attempting to make a lasting impact on the 27 NFL teams represented at Pro Day on Thursday. Prewitt, a... read more

    • Golson, Prewitt Headline Pro Day Participants

      Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - Football

      NFL Scouting Combine participants Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt are among 18 former Ole Miss players expected to go through Pro Day workouts in hopes of realizing their professional football dreams. More than 25 representatives from 22 different teams were... read more

    • Both Sides of Ole Miss and the NCAA Tournament Discussion

      Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - Women's Basketball

      The Ole Miss women's basketball team heads to the 2015 SEC Tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas, having won three of its last four games to finish the regular season with a 17-12 overall and 7-9 SEC record and earn the... read more

    • Johnson Embraces New Role, New Challenges

      Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss welcomes back seven starters from the nation's No. 1 scoring defense, but two of those starters, seniors C.J. Johnson and Mike Hilton, will be starting the spring at different positions, with Johnson at Mike linebacker and Hilton at... read more

    • Quarterback Competition Begins in Earnest

      Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss began spring practice Tuesday, and for the first time under head coach Hugh Freeze, the Rebels will have a starting quarterback not named Bo Wallace. With the graduation of Wallace, sophomores Ryan Buchanan and DeVante Kincade, as well... read more

    • Freeze, Rebels at SEC Media Days on July 16

      Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - Football

      The Southeastern Conference announced today Kickoff '15, its annual football media days, will be held July 13-16, remaining at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala. The event will continue to be four days in 2015. The... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Feb. 24-March 2, 2015)

      Monday, March 2, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewFeb. 24-March 2, 2015Track & Field - Ole Miss got SEC titles from Jalen Miller (60m), Daniel Bulmer (mile) and the distance medley relay, and the Rebels achieved their best SEC indoor finish since 1984.... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- March 1

      Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Athletics

      The calendar turned to March, as the men's and women's basketball teams march toward the SEC Tournament and postseason play. The baseball team faced perhaps its biggest challenge of nonconference play. The softball and men's tennis teams each had another... read more

    • Rebels Look to Add to NCAA Tournament Case

      Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Women's Basketball

      The numbers and bracket projections may not be in his favor at this point, but head women's basketball coach Matt Insell is selling the NCAA Tournament selection committee on his team passing the eye test, as Ole Miss enters its... read more

    • Kennedy, Rebels Look to Flush LSU Loss

      Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      BATON ROUGE, La. -- With an opportunity to perhaps lock itself into the NCAA Tournament, or at the very least enhance its resume, Ole Miss lost back-to-back games for the first time all season, falling on the road at LSU... read more

    • Rebels Look to Enhance NCAA Tournament Resume

      Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      Despite the most recent home loss to Georgia on Wednesday night, Ole Miss remains a team projected to be solidly in the field, as the Rebels put their school record four-game SEC road winning streak on the line when they... read more

    • PHOTOS: Ole Miss Snow Day 2015

      Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Athletics

      Here's a collection of snow days photos from Ole Miss Athletics Photographer Josh McCoy (@OleMissPix):The Pavillion at Ole Miss in winter! #SnowDay2015 #WAOM @OleMissSports @OleMissMBB @OleMissWBB pic.twitter.com/nHyhVPlDvG-- OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) February 25, 2015 Awweeee.... #SnowDay2015 #WAOM @OleMissSports @OleMissFB pic.twitter.com/R1BDZ0shvS-- OleMissPix (@OleMissPix)... read more

    • VIDEO: The Flagship Football Promo

      Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Football

      read more

    • Rebels Ready for Rematch with Georgia

      Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      If recent history is any indication, Ole Miss and Georgia are likely to go down to the wire on Wednesday night. Four of the last five meetings over the last three seasons have been decided by five points or less,... read more

    • VIDEO: The Pavilion Time Lapse

      Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      read more