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.
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.
With the Rebels' 82-74 win at Alabama on Tuesday night, Ole Miss has posted 20 wins for the seventh time in nine seasons under head coach Andy Kennedy. The Rebels recorded just seven 20-win campaigns in the 96 seasons before... read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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