Saunders Breaks Facility Record in Shot Put at Tiger Track Classic
April 9, 2016

AUBURN, Ala. - Two event victories, a facility record, a school-record and 10 personal bests highlighted the Ole Miss Rebels' weekend at the Tiger Track Classic.

"We had another solid performance by the team this week," Ole Miss head coach Connie Price-Smith said. "We are closing in on the end of the conference season, and this meet gave us a chance to see what we need work on. All in all, I was pleased with the way most performed. I think we just need to keep grinding for the next three weeks and get ready for the outdoor SEC Championships." 

Sophomore Raven Saunders once again delivered in the shot put, winning the event with a distance of 18.63m/61-1.50. That mark was nearly a meter better than the previous facility record that had stood since 2007. As for Saunders, it's the second-best distance of her career.

Saunders also earned a runner-up finish in the discus with a distance of 51.07m/167-7.

The women's 200m saw Ole Miss place two runners in the top six, with sophomores Shannon Ray (23.80) and Nicole Henderson (24.06) finishing fifth and sixth respectively.

Sophomore Lindsey Murray earned a third-place finish in the pole vault invitational by clearing a height of 4.15m/13-7.25.

Other notable finishes include junior Kevin Conway coming in at sixth in the discus (50.95m/167-2), sophomore Porsha Shirley finishing ninth in the 100 meters with a personal best time of 11.94, senior Racquel Moses earning a seventh-place finish in the 400m hurdles, and freshman Katy McAuley clearing a personal-best height of 4.00m/13-1.50 to finish runner-up in the pole vault.

Sophomore Dempsey McGuigan breaking his own school record to win the hammer throw with a mark of 69.59m/228-4 highlighted day one of the Tiger Track Classic.

Ole Miss rested several top athletes this weekend. The Rebels return to the track at the Texas Invitational on Saturday, April 16.

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COMPLETE AGATE

DAY TWO

MEN

100 Meters
10. Darryl Brown - 10.73
39. Carl Lowe - 11.43

200 Meters
16. Darryl Brown - 21.70
55. Carl Lowe - 23.37

400 Meters
12. Dameon Morgan - 47.99 (PR)
19. Holland Sherrer - 48.39

4x400 Relay
17. Ole Miss (Dameon Morgan, Holland Sherrer, John Dalton Rohr, Carl Lowe) - 3:24.99

1500 Meters
29. John Dalton Rohr - 4:03.83

High Jump
Branden Greene - NH

Discus
6. Kevin Conway - 50.95m/167-2

Pole Vault
17. Barclay Angle - 4.60m/15-1.00

WOMEN

100 Meters
9. Porsha Shirley - 11.94 (PR)

100 Meter Hurdles
16. Racquel Moses - 14.27

200 Meters
5. Shannon Ray - 23.80
6. Nicole Henderson - 24.06
32. Porsha Shirley - 25.23

400 Meters
13. Aisha Newsome - 55.66 (PR)

400 Meter Hurdles
7. Racquel Moses - 1:01.88

1500 Meters
10. Maddy Nikkel - 4:39.82
14. Scarlett Fox - 4:41.71 (PR)

Shot Put
1. Raven Saunders - 18.63m/61-1.50 (FR)

Pole Vault Invitational
3. Lindsey Murray - 4.15m/13-7.25

Pole Vault
2. Katy McAuley - 4.00m/13-1.50 (PR)
11. Callie Watson - 3.55m/11-7.75

Long Jump
26. D'Lacia McKinley - 5.39m/17-8.25
29. Lanae Newsome - 5.33m/17-6.00

Discus
2. Raven Saunders - 51.07m/167-7

High Jump
19. Arielle Wallace - 1.65m/5-5.00 (PR)
22. Jasmine Cherry - 1.60m/5-3.00 (PR)

DAY ONE

MEN

Hammer Throw
1. Dempsey McGuigan - 69.59m/228-4 (PR) (SR)
7. Nathan Loe - 60.93m/199-11
8. Kevin Conway - 58.36m/191-06

Javelin
19. Peyton Moss - 46.05/151-01

5000 Meters
27. Taylor Caldwell - 15:22.15
28. Mark Robertson - 15.22.15
29. Abraham Merinar - 15.22.33

WOMEN

Hammer Throw
12. Annika Larsson - 53.21m/174-7
22. Raven Saunders - 48.50m/159-1

Javelin
11. Alex Enright - 35.82m/117-6

Triple Jump
9. Lanae Newsome - 12.04m/39-6

5000 Meters
3. Haley Ward - 17:24.41 (PR)
4. Elisabeth Gaillet - 17:31.95
11. Saga Barzowski - 17:56.07 (PR)

 

 

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