Three Ole Miss Records Fall in California
Dempsey McGuigan (photo by Tim Casey)
April 14, 2017


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TORRANCE, Calif. – Three school records fell and the nationally ranked Ole Miss Rebels posted some huge results over the first two days of competition at the Mt. SAC Relays, Bryan Clay Invitational and Beach Invitational in California.

Dempsey McGuigan, Shelby Brown and Mary Alex England took down school records, while Craig Engels and MJ Erb led the 14th-ranked Rebel men with a couple of the nation’s best times in their featured events on Friday.

McGuigan broke his own school record in the hammer throw Thursday at Mt. SAC with a big toss of 70.55m/231-5. He finished first among collegians and second overall, while his first career 70-meter heave moved him up to No. 6 in the NCAA this year. The 2016 All-American’s previous best was 69.90m/229-4 at last year’s Memphis Invitational.

Erb looked smooth and strong in his outdoor season debut Friday night at Mt. SAC. The several-time All-American in cross country, indoor and outdoor track ran the nation’s second-best steeplechase time of 2017 with an 8:41.03 to place first among collegians and second overall. His best time of 8:34.13 at last year’s NCAA Championships is No. 2 in school history.

Friday night’s Bryan Clay Invitational featured the best 1500-meter races in the nation so far this year, and they didn’t disappoint. Engels raced to a second-place finish (out of 277 runners!) with a time of 3:37.75 that ranks him No. 2 nationally behind winner Josh Kerr of Tulsa. Engels’ time was just .09 seconds off his personal best and school record from last summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials.

Alongside Engels was Ryan Manahan, who clocked a personal-best 3:42.79 that moves him up to No. 5 in school history and top 25 in the NCAA this year. Freshman Parker Scott came in at a personal-best 3:44.55 to rank No. 8 in school history.

Junior Derek Gutierrez clocked a personal-best 1:50.67 for 12th place overall in the 800 meters at Bryan Clay, while senior Barclay Angle cleared a season-best 5.05m/16-6.75 in the Mt. SAC open pole vault, just an inch off his personal best.

The 15th-ranked Ole Miss women had a number of superb performances on Friday, highlighted by the two school records and a big run in the 800 meters by sophomore Maddie McHugh.

Brown, running just her second career 3000-meter steeplechase, broke a 4-year-old school record with her time of 10:14.20 at Mt. SAC that ranks her among the top 20 in the NCAA this year. Haley Cutright owned the previous record of 10:21.60 from 2013. Brown has had a sensational 2017, including indoor school records in the mile, 3000 meters and distance medley relay.

England took over the school record in the 5000 meters from teammate Emily Bean on Friday night, racing to a personal-best time of 16:12.19 in the Mt. SAC invite. Anna Braswell came in next for the Rebels at 16:36.08, a personal best that moves her up to No. 5 in school history.

In the open sections of the 5000 meters late Friday night, there were more superb races from the Rebel women. Hannah Christen was second in a personal-best 16:27.94 that makes her No. 2 in school history, while Katherine MacNeal finished fifth in a personal-best 16:32.98 (No. 4 in school history).

A total of seven Ole Miss women have achieved personal bests in the 5000 meters this weekend.

Ole Miss athletes have now broken school records in five events a total of eight times this outdoor season.

McHugh was very impressive in the Bryan Clay 800 meters, lowering her personal best by two-and-a-half seconds in a fourth-place time of 2:05.23. That should move her into the top 15 in the NCAA this year.

Other notable personal bests for the Rebel women included freshman Nicole Kallenberger in the pole vault (4.05m/13-3.5, T-4th in school history), sophomore Annika Larsson in the hammer throw (58.22m/191-0, 3rd in school history), junior Haley Ward in the 5000 meters (16:52.16, 11th in school history) and junior Elisabeth Gaillet in the 5000 meters (16:54.93, 12th in school history).

Action continues Saturday at the Mt. SAC Relays and Beach Invitational. FloTrack.com will have a live stream at Mt. SAC throughout the day.

For more information on Ole Miss Track & Field, follow the Rebels on Twitter (@OleMissTrack), Facebook and Instagram.

FRIDAY AGATE – MT. SAC RELAYS

MEN

5000 Meters Invite
39. Wesley Gallagher – 14:17.21

3000 Meter Steeplechase Invite
2. MJ Erb – 8:41.03

4x100 Meter Relay Open
12. Ole Miss (Barnes, Raspo, DeRay, Foster) – 41.66

Pole Vault Open A
2. Barclay Angle – 5.05m/16-6.75

Discus Open
2. Kevin Conway – 52.87m/173-5

WOMEN

200 Meters Open
12. Shannon Ray – 23.91
20. Nicole Henderson – 24.25
22. Breanna Tate – 24.29
29. Deanna Tate – 24.46

5000 Meters Invite
20. Mary Alex England – 16:12.19 (PR) (SR)
29. Anna Braswell – 16:36.08 (PR)
33. Emily Bean – 16:41.78
Shelby Brown – DNF

5000 Meters Open
2. Hannah Christen – 16:27.94 (PR)
5. Katherine MacNeal – 16:32.98 (PR)
18. Haley Ward – 16:52.16 (PR)
42. Maddy Nikkel – 17:15.44 (PR)

3000 Meter Steeplechase Invite
14. Shelby Brown – 10:14.20 (PR) (SR)

Pole Vault Open A
2. Nicole Kallenberger – 4.05m/13-3.5 (PR)
7. Katy McAuley – 3.90m/12-9.5
Sandra Brown – NH

FRIDAY AGATE – BRYAN CLAY INVITATIONAL

MEN

800 Meters
12. Derek Gutierrez – 1:50.67 (PR)

1500 Meters
2. Craig Engels – 3:37.75
22. Ryan Manahan – 3:42.79 (PR)
35. Parker Scott – 3:44.55 (PR)
223. Dylan Day – 4:06.19
236. Quinn Cannella – 4:08.16
Derek Gutierrez – DNF

WOMEN

800 Meters
4. Maddie McHugh – 2:05.23 (PR)

FRIDAY AGATE – BEACH INVITATIONAL

MEN

Hammer Throw
2. Dempsey McGuigan – 68.71m/225-5

WOMEN

Hammer Throw
36. Annika Larsson – 54.60m/179-2
61. Kendall Chavarria – 48.99m/160-9 (PR)

Javelin
36. Alex Enright – 36.98m/121-4
41. Kendall Chavarria – 35.79m/117-5 (PR)

THURSDAY AGATE – MT. SAC RELAYS

MEN

10,000 Meters Open B
18. Taylor Caldwell – 30:47.15

Hammer Throw Invite
2. Dempsey McGuigan – 70.55m/231-5 (PR) (SR)

Hammer Throw Open
3. Kevin Conway – 61.29m/201-1

WOMEN

Hammer Throw Invite
10. Janeah Stewart – 63.10m/207-0

Hammer Throw Open
3. Annika Larsson – 58.22m/191-0 (PR)

THURSDAY AGATE – BRYAN CLAY INVITATIONAL

MEN

5000 Meters Heat 4
3. Robinson Snider – 14:38.08 (PR)

WOMEN

5000 Meters Heat 3
3. Elisabeth Gaillet – 16:54.93 (PR)
21. Tavyn Lovitt – 17:25.06
 

 

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