LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore Fabia McDonald broke her previous school record in the women’s pentathlon to highlight Ole Miss during the first day of the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships.
McDonald placed in the top seven in all five events that make up the pentathlon and broke her own school record (set at last year’s SEC Championships) with a total of 4,005 points. Her fifth-place finish resulted in four points for the Ole Miss women.
The Middletown, Ohio native achieved or tied her personal bests in the 60-meter hurdles (8.71), high jump (5-7) and long jump (19-4) on Friday. She placed second among the pentathletes in the long jump and fourth in both the high jump and 800 meters (2:21.12). Her time in the 60-meter hurdles ranks her fifth in school history in the event.
Last year, McDonald set a school record with 3,922 points and finished fifth at the SECs en route to being named the SEC Female Freshman Field Athlete of the Year for the indoor season.
Junior Brittany Bozeman also put together a career-best performance in the pentathlon. Heading into the championships, Bozeman ranked fifth-best in school history in the pentathlon after scoring 3,539 points in 2011. Friday she scored 3,542 points to finish ninth, breaking her previous mark by three points. She earned third-place finishes in the long jump (19-3.5) and shot put (38-2.25).
The SEC Indoor Championships continue Saturday morning and are scheduled to run through Sunday at 3:55 p.m. CT.
Events with featured Ole Miss athletes on Saturday include the men’s high jump and long jump. Junior All-American Ricky Robertson will attempt to win his third consecutive SEC indoor high jump title. The Hernando, Miss., native enters Saturday ranked fifth in the nation in the category. Senior Caleb Lee currently ranks 10th in the nation in the long jump, while Robertson sits at 33rd.
There will also be plenty of preliminary action Saturday, including the men’s 60 meters and women’s 400 meters. Senior Isiah Young ranks eighth in the nation in the 60 meters and junior All-American Mike Granger ranks 17th.
On the women’s side, senior Kristin Bridges ranks 37th nationally in the 400 meters.
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