Robertson's World-Best High Jump Leads Rebels At Florida Relays

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Sam Kendricks (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Sam Kendricks (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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April 7, 2012

Complete Results

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ricky Robertson achieved the top high jump in the world this year (7-7.25) to highlight a great weekend for the Ole Miss Rebels track and field team at the 68th Pepsi Florida Relays hosted by the University of Florida.

Robertson, who already led the NCAA in his premier event, now is also the best in the world for the 2012 outdoor season. His leap of 7-7.25 broke his own school record and eclipsed the Florida Relays and Percy Beard Track records that had stood since 1993.

“We had a great weekend,” Rebel coach Joe Walker said. “Isiah highlighted Friday, and Ricky and Sam highlighted today. We had a lot of good performances.”

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



The No. 14 nationally ranked Rebel men held their own against fellow ranked squads No. 1 Florida, No. 3 Florida State, No. 11 Indiana, No. 17 Virginia Tech and No. 18 Georgia, while the women performed well up against the likes of No. 3 Clemson, No. 8 Texas, No. 11 Florida, No. 12 Georgia, No. 13 UCF and No. 22 Florida State.

Freshman Sam Kendricks captured the pole vault title Saturday with a season-best height of 17-8.50. The Oxford, Miss., native’s previous season-best mark was 17-4.5, which had him tied with former Rebel Kyle Wallace for second-best in school history. Saturday’s mark of 17-8.50 now places Kendricks in second place alone and should rank him in or near the top 10 in the nation this year.

Saturday also witnessed the Rebel women’s distance medley relay team of Haley Cutright, Jasmine Williams, Kayleigh Skinner and Logan Waites shatter the school record with a time of 11:44.51 to place third in Gainesville. The previous record of 12:01.03 was set last year by Skinner, Tia Leake, Anne Threlkeld and Waites.

The Rebel men’s 4x100 meter relay team composed of Mike Granger, Isiah Young, Creighton Serrette and Bradley Shields finished 12th overall and sixth among college teams Saturday running a relay time of 40.40.

The Rebel women’s 4x800 meter relay team of Leake, Kelsey Breathitt, Amy McCrory and Katie Breathitt placed ninth with a time of 9:14.62, which now ranks them fifth-best in school history in the event.

The women’s 4x400 meter relay squad of Lauren Hollingsworth, Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen, Monica Williams and Kristin Bridges ran a season-best 3:36.69 to place ninth overall, while the men’s 4x400 relay of Dante Oliver, Carson Blanks, Isiah Young and Brian Word clocked a 3:09.00 to finish 14th.

The women’s 4x100 meter shuttle hurdle relay team of Taryn Hartfield, Marci Morman, Mary Ashton Nall and Fabia McDonald set a school record with a time of 56.96 and placed fourth.

On Friday, Isiah Young improved his own school-record time in the 200 meters, 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. 



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

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. 



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. 



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, Skinner ran a time of 4:36.71 and now ranks fifth-best in the school record books in the event. 



The Rebels will return to action when they host the Mississippi Open on Saturday, April 14 at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex. Admission is free.

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100 Meters (Friday)
37. Bradley Shields – 10.62
62. Mike Granger – 10.86

110 Meters Hurdles (Friday)
46. Robert Semien – 14.86

200 Meters (Friday)
3. Isiah Young – 20.35 (SR)

400 Meters (Friday)
31. Dante Oliver – 47.70

400-Meter Hurdles (Friday)
4. Carson Blanks – 50.79
36. Brian Word – 53.99

1,500 Meters (Friday)
7. Riley Young – 3:49.55

4x100 Meter Relay
12. Granger, I. Young, Serrette, Shields – 40.40

4x200 Meter Relay
11. Oliver, Serrette, Griffin, Shields – 1:25.17

4x400 Meter Relay
14. Oliver, Blanks, I. Young, Word – 3:09.00

High Jump
1. Ricky Robertson – 7-07.25 (SR, TR, No. 1 in the world in 2012)

Triple Jump
Morris Kersh – FOUL
Kentrell Sanders – FOUL

Pole Vault
1. Sam Kendricks - 17-08.50

Javelin Throw (Friday)
7. Benjamin Lapane – 202-00

WOMEN

100 Meters (Friday)
13. Jasmine Williams – 11.61

100-Meter Hurdles
12. Taryn Hartfield – 13.83

400 Meters (Friday)
15. Kristin Bridges – 53.89
49. Lauren Hollingsworth – 55.85
56. Monica Williams – 56.36

400-Meter Hurdles (Friday)
14. Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen – 59.45

800 Meters (Friday)
33. Tia Leake – 2:15.19

1,500 Meters (Friday)
17. Logan Waites – 4:32.82
23. Kayleigh Skinner – 4:36.71
27. Kelsey Breathitt – 4:38.38

3,000 Meter Steeplechase (Friday)
7. Katie Breathitt – 10:50.88

4x100 Meter Relay
16. Russell, Hollingsworth, J. Williams, Bridges – 45.65

4x100 Meter Shuttle
4. Hartfield, Morman, Nall, McDonald – 56.96 (SR)

4x400 Meter Relay
9. Hollingsworth, Hellberg-Jonsen, M. Williams, Bridges – 3:36.69

4x800 Meter Relay
9. Leake, Ke. Breathitt, McCrory, Ka. Breathitt – 9:14.62

Distance Medley
3. Skinner, Hartfield, Leake, Waites – 11:44.51 (SR)

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

Pole Vault (Friday)
4. Neal Tisher – 13-01.50

Hammer Throw
15. Jazmin Miller – 161-00

Javelin
11. Mary Ashton Nall – 120-10
Fabia McDonald - FOUL

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