Isiah Young Breaks 200 Meter School Record At Florida Relays

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen (photo by Matthew Sharpe)
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Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen (photo by Matthew Sharpe)
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April 6, 2012

Pepsi Florida Relays Information | Live Results

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Led by another record-breaking performance by Isiah Young, the Ole Miss track and field team put together a strong opening day at the 68th Pepsi Florida Relays hosted by the University of Florida.

Young improved his own school-record time in the 200 meters Friday, speeding to a fantastic time of 20.35. The Rebels' junior All-American crossed the line in third place behind Florida State's Maurice Mitchell (20.08) and Ramon Miller of Team Bahamas (20.29). Young broke the 28-year old school record in the 200 meters last weekend and entered this meet ranked second nationally in the event.

"We had a good day overall with several season-best performances," said Rebel head coach Joe Walker, who has guided the men's team to a No. 14 national ranking. "We had good efforts in all event areas and that is a good sign for our team."

One of the most prestigious track and field events in the country, the Florida Relays attracts more than 3,000 athletes from the high school, collegiate and international ranks.

The Rebels also received impressive performances in the women's 1,500 meters, men's and women's 400-meter hurdles and women's pole vault on day one of the Relays.

Senior All-American Carson Blanks ran one of the nation's top 400-meter hurdle times of the year with a 50.79 to finish first among all college athletes and fourth overall in the event.

Junior Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen ran a personal-best time of 59.45 in the women's 400-meter hurdles and remains fifth-best in school history in the event. She won her heat on Friday and finished sixth among college athletes, 14th overall.

Senior Logan Waites finished 17th in the 1,500 meters clocking a personal-best time of 4:32.82, which now ranks her second-best in the event in school history. In the same event, teammate Kayleigh Skinner ran a time of 4:36.71 and now ranks fifth-best in the school record books in the event.

After capturing the pole vault title a year ago at the Pepsi Florida Relays, junior Neal Tisher finished fourth Friday clearing a height of 13-1.50.

Juniors Jasmine Williams and Deonna Walton set personal bests on Friday in the 100 meters (11.61) and long jump (19-10.25), respectively.

One of the favorites in the 100 meters was Rebel junior All-American Mike Granger, who got off to a good start but stumbled during the race to finish with a disappointing 10.86. He entered the meet ranked seventh nationally with a season-best time of 10.19.

Competition at the Pepsi Relays concludes tomorrow, with several of the Rebels' top athletes vying for event titles and some of the nation's top marks.

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MEN

100 Meters
37. Bradley Shields - 10.62
62. Mike Granger - 10.86

110 Meters Hurdles
46. Robert Semien - 14.86

200 Meters
3. Isiah Young - 20.35 (SR)

400 Meters
31. Dante Oliver - 47.70

400-Meter Hurdles
4. Carson Blanks - 50.79
36. Brian Word - 53.99

1,500 Meters
7. Riley Young - 3:49.55

Javelin Throw
7. Benjamin Lapane - 202-00

WOMEN

100 Meters
13. Jasmine Williams - 11.61

100-Meter Hurdles
12. Taryn Hartfield - 13.83

400 Meters
15. Kristin Bridges - 53.89
49. Lauren Hollingsworth - 55.85
56. Monica Williams - 56.36

400-Meter Hurdles
14. Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen - 59.45

800 Meters
33. Tia Leake - 2:15.19

1,500 Meters
17. Logan Waites - 4:32.82
23. Kayleigh Skinner - 4:36.71
27. Kelsey Breathitt - 4:38.38

3,000 Meter Steeplechase
7. Katie Breathitt - 10:50.88

Long Jump
5. Deonna Walton - 19-10.25
7. Rachel Jenkins - 19-03.25
Fabia McDonald - FOUL
Marci Morman - FOUL

Pole Vault
4. Neal Tisher - 13-01.50

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