Two School Records Fall on Day One of Iowa State Classic
Shelby Brown
Feb. 10, 2017

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AMES, Iowa and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Ole Miss distance runners came out on a mission at the Iowa State Classic on Friday night, and much of that mission was accomplished. Two school records fell, while the Rebels racked up some of the best times in the nation this year in the mile, 3000 meters and 5000 meters.

Competing in the invitational sections at Iowa State, junior Shelby Brown clocked a 3000-meter school record in 9:17.39 and junior Anna Braswell ran a 5000-meter school record in 16:16.25.

Brown, who set the school record in the mile earlier this year (4:46.78), finished fifth overall in Ames. Her time of 9:17.39 ranks her 21st in the nation this year.

Braswell ran a steady pace throughout the 5000 meters to place 15th in 16:16.25, which ranks her 41st in the NCAA this year. She beat out, among others, teammates Mary Alex England and Emily Bean who were previous owners of the 5000-meter school record. England ran a personal-best 16:24.03, while Bean clocked a 16:39.49.

Most remarkable about the two school records on Friday was that it was both Brown’s and Braswell’s indoor collegiate debuts at those distances.

A Rebel athlete has now set or tied a school record on seven occasions this indoor season.

There were no school records on the men’s side in Iowa, but there were a couple of outstanding personal-best performances among the nation’s best this year.

Senior MJ Erb raced to a second-place finish in the 5000-meter invitational with a time of 13:43.55, shaving 22 seconds off his previous best from the 2015 SEC Championships. He moved up to No. 2 in school history and No. 7 in the national ranks this year, which puts him in good position to advance to the NCAA Championships.

Senior Trevor Gilley ran a superb race in the mile invitational to lower his personal best to 4:01.83 and also place second in the meet. He remains seventh-best in school history and moved up to 28th in the NCAA this year.

In Nashville at Vanderbilt’s Music City Challenge, there were also several notable performances from the Rebels in the field events.

Junior Lanae Newsome leaped to a personal-best 12.52m/41-1 in the triple jump for ninth place in a stacked field of competitors. She ranks fifth in school history.

Junior Janeah Stewart, the reigning SEC Women's Field Athlete of the Week, placed fourth in the weight throw with a heave of 21.03m/69-0. She ranks third nationally with a school-record 21.86m/71-8.75 that she has thrown on two occasions earlier this year.

For the men, senior Barclay Angle cleared an indoor personal-best 5.05m/16-6.75 in the pole vault that gives him sole possession of the No. 6 spot in the school record books.

Senior Kevin Conway and junior Dempsey McGuigan went 3-4 in the men’s weight throw with distances of 20.48m/67-2.25 and 20.15m/66-1.5, respectively.

Between both meets, Ole Miss athletes racked up 12 indoor personal bests on Friday.

Action concludes at both locations with a full day of events on Saturday. This is the Rebels’ final weekend of competition before the Feb. 24-25 Southeastern Conference Championships, which will be contested at Vanderbilt.

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3000 Meters Invite
5. Shelby Brown – 9:17.39 (PR) (SR)

3000 Meters
13. Chelsea Drum – 10:08.66 (PR)

5000 Meters Invite
15. Anna Braswell – 16:16.25 (PR) (SR)
18. Mary Alex England – 16:24.03 (PR)
21. Emily Bean – 16:39.49

5000 Meters
3. Hannah Christen – 16:55.28 (PR)
16. Katherine MacNeal – 17:30.54 (PR)


Mile Invite
2. Trevor Gilley – 4:01.83 (PR)
12. Derek Gutierrez – 4:07.06
13. Robert Domanic – 4:07.64

3000 Meters Invite
24. Sean Tobin – 8:12.02

5000 Meters Invite
2. MJ Erb – 13:43.55 (PR)

5000 Meters
10. Mark Robertson – 14:31.80 (PR)
22. Ian Carter – 14:49.05



200 Meters
7. Deanna Tate – 24.57
42. Porsha Shirley – 25.66

High Jump
6. Juliana McIlveene – 1.67m/5-5.75 (PR)
Jasmine Cherry – NH
Arielle Wallace – NH
Lilli Williamson – NH

Triple Jump
9. Lanae Newsome – 12.52m/41-1 (PR)
Jayla Jones – FOUL

Weight Throw
4. Janeah Stewart – 21.03m/69-0
24. Annika Larsson – 16.38m/53-9


200 Meters
33. Courtland Barnes – 22.66

High Jump
Branden Greene – NH
Peyton Moss – NH

Pole Vault
5. Barclay Angle – 5.05m/16-6.75 (PR)
11. Peyton Moss – 4.60m/15-1
11. Austin Garrett – 4.60m/15-1
Cole Colozzo – NH

Weight Throw
3. Kevin Conway – 20.48m/67-2.25
4. Dempsey McGuigan – 20.15m/66-1.5
9. Brian Williams – 18.26m/59-11






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