LEXINGTON, Ky. -Ricky Robertson just continues to make history for the Ole Miss track and field program.
The junior All-American won the high jump Saturday, his third straight SEC indoor title and fifth straight overall in the high jump, to lead Ole Miss during day two of the 2012 Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships.
"We had a great day, scoring-wise, advancing to finals tomorrow and lots of personal records out of most of the team," Rebel head coach Joe Walker said. "I am really proud of our teams."
Through four events, the Ole Miss women sit in fifth place with 16 points heading into tomorrow's final day of competition, while the No. 22 nationally ranked Rebel men stand in fourth in the conference standings following the completion of five events.
A native of Hernando, Miss., Robertson is just the third athlete in SEC history to win three or more men's indoor high jump titles, while his winning leap of 7-4.5 tied the E.J. Nutter Field House facility record and ranks him fifth in the NCAA this year. He also placed fourth in the long jump on Saturday with a jump of 24-09.75.
"Everyone knows how tough the SEC is," Walker said. "Ricky is such a team guy, competing in three events this weekend. He's an amazing athlete."
In addition to Robertson's scoring in the long jump, senior All-American Caleb Lee also performed well with a fifth-place showing on a leap of 24-7.
The Rebels also saw outstanding performances in the 60 meter prelims. Senior Isiah Young finished fourth in the prelims clocking a 6.65, while junior All-American Mike Granger was eighth running a 6.74. Young entered the day ranked eighth nationally in the 60 meters, while Granger is 17th. Both will compete in tomorrow's finals.
Young also finished third in the 200 meter prelims. He entered the meet ranked 28th nationally in the event and clocked a personal-best time Saturday of 21.15, which places him fourth-best in school history in the event.
In addition to Robertson and Lee scoring points for the Rebel men, freshman Malcolm Davis notched one point with a tie for seventh in the high jump, clearing a height of 6-9.50.
Sophomore Dante Oliver advanced to tomorrow's finals of the 400 meters by placing eighth in the prelims with a time of 47.31. Freshman Robert Semien advanced to tomorrow's finals of the 60-meter hurdles with a ninth-place result in the prelims, clocking a time of 8.32.
On the women's side, junior Neal Tisher led the Rebels Saturday, shattering her previous school record in the pole vault with a height of 13-10.50 to place fifth in the event.
The Rebel women also received strong scoring contributions in the long jump. Juniors Allegra Wells and Deonna Walton both scored for Ole Miss, with Wells placing fourth with a mark of 19-11.50 and Walton finishing sixth with a distance of 19-08.25. Wells, a standout volleyball player for the Rebels, was particularly impressive in her first SEC track championships.
In her first SEC Indoor Championships, freshman Taryn Hartfield recorded a personal best in the 60-meter hurdles prelims. Clocking an 8.51 prelim time, Hartfield now ranks third-best in the event in school history.
Saturday also saw junior Anne Threlkeld run a personal-best mile time of 4:59.14, which now ranks her third-best in school history in the event. Senior Kristin Bridges also ran a personal-best Saturday in the 400 meters. Her 400-meter time of 54.41 Saturday continues to rank her fifth-best in school history.
Ole Miss fell 17-10 in overtime to intrastate rival Mississippi State, but the Rebels' one score provided a special moment for two of the team's unsung players. Down 7-0 with 31 seconds left in the first half, Ole Miss called... read more
Ole Miss sent seniors Kellie Goss and Kara Morgan out with a win as the Rebels topped LSU 3-2 on Senior Night. "It was a great win," head coach Joe Getzin said. "We tweaked the lineup, and one of our... read more
One of the core values for the Ole Miss football program is mental toughness. With a rivalry game in a hostile environment, it will carry a greater importance. "You're going into a hostile environment, and that's the biggest thing," offensive... read more
The Egg Bowl returns to Thanksgiving night for the first time since 2003, which is also the last time Ole Miss won in Starkville. Thursday's game is the 110th meeting of one of the nation's most-played rivalries and the 86th... read more
Ole Miss had its four-game winning streak snapped with a 24-10 loss to No. 8 Missouri on Saturday night. The 24th-ranked Rebels now face a quick turnaround as they travel to face intrastate rival Mississippi State on Thursday night in... read more
Head coach Hugh Freeze meets with members of the media following Wednesday's practice.Ole Miss is the only school in the upper half of the SEC statistical rankings in every major offensive and defensive category. This week, the Rebels face one... read more
Photo Gallery Courtney Cunningham is a builder. While playing volleyball for Ole Miss from 2009-11, Cunningham helped build the Rebels into an NCAA Tournament team while also earning her civil engineering degree. From that degree, Cunningham is helping build... read more
There's a different air surrounding this week's primetime showdown with No. 8 Missouri, the Rebels' first top-10 test since a 27-24 win over then-No. 6 LSU back on Oct. 19. "It's a huge week for us," junior quarterback Bo Wallace... read more
Freshman wide receiver Laquon Treadwell caught a short pass from junior quarterback Bo Wallace, made six Troy defenders miss and dove into the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown. It was the start of a historic day for the Ole... read more
Ole Miss won its second ever NCAA Tournament game and set a school record for wins in a season with 16, as seven different Rebels scored in a 9-0 win over Jackson State Friday night. No. 22-ranked Ole Miss (16-5-2)... read more
Tony Dungy, who won a Super Bowl as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, visited campus Wednesday. He spent time with head coach Hugh Freeze, spoke to the team and signed the equipment room Wall of Fame. "He's one of... read more
Ole Miss is bowl eligible for the second straight year under head coach Hugh Freeze after a 34-24 win over Arkansas this past Saturday. The Rebels are also 6-3 for the first time since 2009, when the started 8-3 before... read more
After Ole Miss took a 20-10 lead into halftime, the momentum swung in favor of Arkansas after an interception, a touchdown-scoring drive and a defensive three-and-out to start the third quarter. Now leading 20-17, senior quarterback Barry Brunetti converted a... read more
Junior guard Jarvis Summers scored a career-high 28 points to lift Ole Miss past Troy, 69-54, in Saturday's season opener in the Tad Smith Coliseum. He shot 52.6 percent (10-of-19) from the field, including 5-for-10 from 3-point range. "He was... read more