Kendricks' World-Leading Pole Vault Highlights Day Three At Texas Relays

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Sam Kendricks (photo by Joshua McCoy)

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Sam Kendricks (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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March 28, 2014

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AUSTIN, Texas - Sam Kendricks' world-leading pole vault was one of two big victories for Ole Miss on day three of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium Friday.

Kendricks, a junior from Oxford, Miss., is no stranger to big marks at the Texas Relays. He won the pole vault last year with a school and meet record of 19-0.75, which was also a world leader at the time a year ago. That helped set the stage for a tremendous sophomore campaign capped by an NCAA title in June.

On Friday, Kendricks cleared every bar on the first attempt up to his world-leading height of 18-8.25 (5.70m). Having already secured victory over the next-closest vaulters (who reached 18-0.5), he elected to go for a new school and meet record of 19-1 and missed all three attempts at that enormous height.

The No. 12 nationally ranked Rebel men also claimed an event title in the distance medley relay. The youthful team of freshman Robert Domanic, senior Montez Griffin, freshman Will Spiers and freshman Sean Tobin placed first overall with a time of 9:39.51 that ranks them No. 2 in school history. It was the same Ole Miss grouping that won an SEC title in the DMR during the indoor season.

Junior Phillip Young also had a fine day in Austin, as he placed fifth in the Section A men's triple jump with a mark of 51-2.75 that will rank him among the NCAA leaders. It was the first outdoor triple jump as a Rebel for the Florida State transfer, and he enters at No. 11 on the all-time Rebel charts.

Another highlight on Friday was freshman Jalen Miller in the 100-meter prelims. His time of 10.36 was good enough for the ninth and final qualifying spot into Saturday's final. He will race against eight of the other fastest men in the country for the prestigious Texas Relays title.

The 4x400-meter relay team of Griffin, Creighton Serrette, Anthony Branch and Dante Oliver clocked a time of 3:10.66 that placed them 10th overall in the prelims, just one spot out of Saturday's final.

For the Rebel women, junior Kierra White led the way with a third-place result in Section B of the women's long jump. She leaped to an outdoor season best of 19-9.5 that ranks her among the top 15 in school history.

Junior Taryn Hartfield ran a season-best 13.76 in the 100-meter hurdle prelims, but did not qualify for Saturday's final.

Saturday is the fourth and final day of the Texas Relays. In addition to Miller in the 100 meter final, the Rebels will look for big results from Ricky Robertson in the high jump and the men's 4x200-meter relay.

Some Ole Miss athletes will compete on Saturday at the Memphis Invitational, hosted by the University of Memphis.

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100 Meter Prelims
9. Jalen Miller - 10.36q
34. Mike Granger - 10.64
46. Kailo Moore - 10.75

110 Meter Hurdle Prelims
24. Robert Semien - 14.44

4x100 Meter Relay Prelims
14. Ole Miss (Semien, Granger, Serrette, Miller) - 40.79

4x400 Meter Relay Prelims
10. Ole Miss (Griffin, Serrette, Branch, Oliver) - 3:10.66

Sprint Medley Relay
11. Ole Miss (Burdette, Semien, Morgan, Sherrer) - 3:29.44

Distance Medley Relay
1. Ole Miss (Domanic, Griffin, Spiers, Tobin) - 9:39.51

Pole Vault Invitational
1. Sam Kendricks - 18-8.25

Triple Jump Section A
5. Phillip Young - 51-2.75

WOMEN

100 Meter Prelims
42. Kennadi Bouyer - 12.07
54. Asia Cooper - 12.19

100 Meter Hurdle Prelims
20. Taryn Hartfield - 13.76
65.Mary Ashton Nall - 14.61

Long Jump Section B
3. Kierra White - 19-9.5
10. Shari Russell - 18-10.5

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