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.
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