Kendricks Breaks School Pole Vault Record At LSU

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Carson Blanks (photo by Joshua McCoy)
Carson Blanks (photo by Joshua McCoy)

April 21, 2012

Complete Results

BATON ROUGE, La. – Freshman Sam Kendricks broke the school record in the pole vault to highlight Ole Miss’ performance at the LSU Alumni Gold meet on Saturday.

Kendricks entered the meet ranked ninth nationally and 21st in the world in the pole vault. He was previously second-best in school history after jumping a 17-8.5 at the Florida Relays earlier this month. The Oxford native broke the school record with a height of 17-11 Saturday and improved his national ranking to seventh. The former school record of 17-10 was set by Baker Vinci in 1985.

In his first year of college, Kendricks has now set the school record for indoor and outdoor pole vault.

The Rebel men entered the LSU meet at No. 12 in this week’s USTFCCCA poll, which remains to be their highest national ranking since they finished No. 11 at the end of the 2011 indoor season. 

Besides Kendricks’ record-breaking outing, there were quite a few other Rebel winners at the meet.

Senior All-American Carson Blanks won the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.09. The nation’s current top high jump athlete, junior All-American Ricky Robertson, captured the event Saturday, despite only jumping once. Sophomore Kipchirchir Kiptoo won the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:30.51.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Mike Granger, Isiah Young, Montez Griffin and Bradley Shields came in fourth place with a time of 39.93 the group sixth in school history. It’s the second-best time for the Ole Miss men in the even this year.

Young finished third in the 100 meters clocking a time of 10.10. The junior All-American’s time would have been a school record if not for the +5.0 wind mark.

On the women’s side, Neal Tisher claimed the pole vault title with a height of 12-10.75. Kayleigh Skinner finished second in the 1,500 meters running a personal-best time of 4:36.33. She remains ranked fifth-best in school history in the event.

Senior Rachel Jenkins placed second in the long jump with a wind-aided 20-6.25 that would have been her personal best had it been a legal mark.

“I was proud of several performances, but this effort was not as good of a team effort as we’ve had the past few weeks and we had a couple of injuries to key people,” Rebel head coach Joe Walker said.

Granger was battling a hamstring injury, and senior Kristin Bridges was nursing a sore foot in Baton Rouge.

The Rebels will return to action this coming weekend as they will participate in the prestigious Drake Relays held in Des Moines, Iowa.



100 Meters
3. Isiah Young – 10.10w
17. Mike Granger – 12.40w

100 Meters ‘B’ Section
4. Bradley Shields – 10.62

400 Meters
10. Dante Oliver – 48.31
11. Montez Griffin – 48.43

400 Meters ‘B’ Section
5. Creighton Serrette – 48.63

800 Meters ‘B’ Section
6. Riley Young – 1:53.09

1,500 Meters
16. Loren Newsom – 4:18.19

5,000 Meters
1. Kipchirchir Kiptoo – 15:30.51

110-Meter Hurdles ‘B’ Section
2. Robert Semien – 14.70

400-Meter Hurdles
1. Carson Blanks – 51.09
6. Brian Word – 54.32

4x100 Meter Relay
4. Granger, I. Young, Griffin, Shields – 39.93

4x400 Meter Relay
3. Griffin, Blanks, Word, Oliver – 3:10.86

High Jump
1. Ricky Robertson – 6-09.50

Long Jump Invitational
3. Ricky Robertson – 24-08.50w
4. Caleb Lee – 24-08.25

Triple Jump
4. Ricky Robertson – 52-08.75

Pole Vault
1. Sam Kendricks – 17-11.00 (SR)

Javelin Throw
9. Benjamin Lapane – 207-03


100 Meters
13. Jasmine Williams – 11.71

200 Meters
10. Jasmine Williams – 23.92

400 Meters
8. Lauren Hollingsworth – 55.19
9. Kristin Bridges – 55.58

400 Meters ‘B’ Section
6. Destiny Lundy – 57.12

800 Meters
7. Tia Leake – 2:11.15

800 Meters ‘B’ Section
6. Ryan Flore – 2:17.49

1,500 Meters
2. Kayleigh Skinner – 4:36.33
3. Haley Cutright – 4:36.76
4. Kelsey Breathitt – 4:38.79
6. Anne Threlkeld – 4:40.81
8. Amy McCrory – 4:46.06
10. Katie Breathitt – 4:58.23

1,500 Meters ‘B’ Section
3. Giana Leone – 4:48.91

100-Meter Hurdles ‘B’ Section
2. Taryn Hartfield – 14.16
3. Fabia McDonald – 14.29
7. Marci Morman – 14.42

400-Meter Hurdles
6. Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen – 1:01.19

3,000 Meter Steeplechase
5. McKenna Coughlin - 11:57.56

4x100 Meter Relay
4. Russell, Hollingsworth, J. Williams, Bridges – 45.91

High Jump
2. Pamela Lee – 5-05.25

Long Jump Invitational
2. Rachel Jenkins – 20-06.25w
6. Deonna Walton – 19-06.25w
7. Marci Morman – 19-06.00w

Long Jump
4. Fabia McDonald – 19-02.00
12. Shannon Spence – 18-02.25
15. Shari Russell – 17-11.50

Triple Jump Invitational
6. Marci Morman – 40-04.25w
7. Aria Gaines – 39-10.75w

Triple Jump
8. Shannon Spence – 37-05.25

Pole Vault
1. Neal Tisher – 12-10.75
14. Ashleigh Culpepper – 10-07.00

Javelin Throw
11. Fabia McDonald – 123-11
14. Neal Tisher – 121-08
19. Mary Ashton Nall – 108-05

    • Seniors Shine, Records Broken in Magnolia Bowl

      Saturday, November 21, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsAfter a bounce that didn't go their way against Arkansas, the Rebels knew tonight was a must-win situation. No. 22 Ole Miss knocked off rival No. 15 LSU 38-17 in a top-25 matchup... read more

    • Drama Rules The Day at Vaught-Hemingway

      Saturday, November 7, 2015 - Football

      By Brandon Lee, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsDrama in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,680 between the No. 18 Rebels and Arkansas? It was that and a whole lot more in a back-and-forth Saturday night knockdown, drag-out SEC West... read more

    • Rebels Dominate In Prime-Time Spotlight

      Saturday, October 24, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsIt wasn't pretty, but the Rebels got the job done. No. 23 Ole Miss and No. 15 Texas A&M combined for seven turnovers, but a dominant defense and a balanced offense led to... read more

    • Midseason Checkpoint: Rebels Control Their Own Destiny

      Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -

      It seemed like it was just yesterday that the Ole Miss football team continued through the motions of fall camp, and we all were just ready for the season to finally begin. Fast forward with a little Talladega up-tempo... read more

    • Rebels Bounce Back at Home

      Saturday, October 10, 2015 -

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsOle Miss raced past another non-conference opponent at home this week. The Rebels returned to their usual form after a conference loss at Florida last week, racking up 665 yards of total offense,... read more

    • Ratings, Exposure Huge for Ole Miss-Alabama

      Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss' historic win over Alabama last Saturday was not only popular with members of Rebel Nation, it was among the most-watched college football games of the year.The Rebels' thrilling 43-37 victory over the Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium was the... read more

    • Rebels Pass First Test in Search of Playoff Berth

      Sunday, September 20, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media RelationsThe road to the College Football Playoff includes many tests along the way. The Ole Miss Rebels (3-0, 1-0 SEC) just passed their first, proving that they are a legitimate contender after knocking... read more

    • Kelly Makes Statement in Big Rebel Win

      Saturday, September 12, 2015 - Football

      By Steven Oubre, Ole Miss Athletics Media Relations Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;... read more

    • Big Plays Highlight Season-Opening Win

      Saturday, September 5, 2015 - Football

      Offense, defense and special teams. Ole Miss dominated all three aspects of the game as the 15th-ranked Rebels routed UT Martin 76-3 in the season opener. The 60,186 fans, mostly dressed in white, anticipated an exciting start to the 2015... read more

    • Time to Take a Stand

      Monday, August 31, 2015 -

      It's finally week! It's been 242 days since the Ole Miss Rebels last took to the gridiron for a clash of the helmets. After a successful 2014 campaign in which Ole Miss knocked off a No. 1-ranked team... read more

    • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge to Air on ESPNU Aug. 1

      Thursday, July 30, 2015 -

      Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ATLANTA - On Saturday, fans can tune in to see the Rebels duo of Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze and former Ole Miss basketball player Sean Tuohy compete in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • Rebels Emerge on Four Watch Lists This Week

      Friday, July 17, 2015 -

      Only 50 days until The Grove is full, the constant shouts of "Hotty Toddy" are in the air, and football kicks off 100 years in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium! Looking forward to this upcoming college football season, seven Rebels were named to... read more

    • Football Rebels All Over First Week of Watch List Releases

      Friday, July 10, 2015 -

      As we near the 2015 college football season, national organizations have started to release watch lists for their respective awards. Through the first week of watch lists being released, multiple Rebels have been announced as players that fans need to... read more

    • Engram, Hilton and Johnson to Represent Ole Miss at SEC Football Media Days

      Wednesday, July 8, 2015 -

      Along with head coach Hugh Freeze, three Rebels will represent Ole Miss at the annual SEC Football Media Days next week. Junior Evan Engram, just named to the John Mackey Award Watch List for college football's most outstanding tight end,... read more

    • Five Rebels Tabbed Preseason All-SEC in The Birmingham News

      Tuesday, June 30, 2015 -

      Five Ole Miss Rebels were chosen as preseason All-SEC selections by some of the people who work closest with the student-athletes, the football media relations directors. The 14 football media relations directors of the Southeastern Conference institutions voted in the... read more




  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago



» «