Kendricks' Pole Vault Victory Leads Ole Miss At Florida Relays

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Marci Morman (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Marci Morman (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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April 6, 2013

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sophomore Sam Kendricks won yet another big pole vault competition to highlight the Ole Miss performance at the 69th Annual Pepsi Florida Relays this weekend.

The 11th-ranked Ole Miss men’s team and the Rebel women’s team lined up against several of the nation’s elite teams and a few of the top American professionals at the prestigious meet, held at the James G. Pressly Stadium on the campus of the University of Florida.

A week after posting the world’s best pole vault of the year in Texas, Kendricks was victorious on Saturday in Gainesville with a winning vault of 18-0.5. It wasn’t quite the performance he had in Texas with a school-record clearance of 19-0.75 that was the best by an NCAA athlete since 1998, but it was another quality performance by the only vaulter in Ole Miss history who has ever cleared 18 feet.

Freshman Onyi Afoaku also had a good day for the Rebel men on Saturday. He registered a season-best 54-6.5 in the shot put to place fourth. It moved him up to the No. 3 spot in the school record books and was the best by a Rebel since 2009. He also placed fifth in the discus invite with a throw of 173-1.

On Friday, senior Isiah Young placed sixth in the 100 meters with a season-best time of 10.28, which ranks him ninth in the NCAA. The 2012 Olympian from Junction City, Kan., also competed in his signature event, the 200 meters, for the first time this season, clocking a 20.81 for eighth place. That time ranks him 11th nationally.

The Rebel women had a pair of quality relay races on Saturday.

The 4x100 meter relay squad of Shari Russell, Jasmine Williams, Destiny Lundy and Asia Cooper finished eighth with a time of 45.27, which is the 35th-best time in the NCAA this year.

The 4x200 relay squad of Russell, Cooper, Lundy and Kiannah Alexander ran a 1:37.28, which ranks them eighth-best in school history.

Senior Marci Morman leaped a season-best 41-8.5 in the triple jump to place fourth. That mark moves her up to 18th in the NCAA this year.

Senior Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen’s season-best time of 59.76 in the 400-meter hurdles on Friday ranks her 31st in the nation.

Up next for the Rebels is the first of two straight home meets with this coming Saturday’s Ole Miss Invitational, part of Grove Bowl Week in Oxford.

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100 Meters
6. Isiah Young – 10.28
40. Anthony Branch – 10.75

200 Meters Invite
8. Isiah Young – 20.81

1500 Meters
19. Riley Young – 3:55.49

110-Meter Hurdles
38. Robert Semien – 14.53

400-Meter Hurdles
36. Dante Oliver – 54.63
43. Jonathan Redding – 55.45

4x400 Meter Relay
16. Ole Miss (I. Young, Serrette, Oliver, Branch) – 3:11.71

Pole Vault
1. Sam Kendricks – 18-0.5

Shot Put
4. Onyi Afoaku – 54-6.5

Discus Invite
5. Onyi Afoaku – 173-1
9. Hunter Harrison – 144-4

WOMEN

100 Meters
13. Asia Cooper – 11.68
39. Jasmine Williams – 12.05

1500 Meters
26. Tia Leake – 4:45.83

100-Meter Hurdles
24. Taryn Hartfield – 13.98

400-Meter Hurdles
14. Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen – 59.76
40. Kiannah Alexander – 1:03.54

4x100 Meter Relay
8. Ole Miss (Russell, J. Williams, Lundy, Cooper) – 45.27

4x200 Meter Relay
14. Ole Miss (Russell, Cooper, Lundy, Alexander) – 1:37.28

4x400 Meter Relay
26. Ole Miss (Hellberg-Jonsen, Alexander, Lundy, Leake) – 3:44.75

Long Jump Invite
6. Allegra Wells – 19-6

Triple Jump
4. Marci Morman – 41-8.5

Hammer Throw
11. Jazmin Miller – 162-3

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