Manahan, Ray Lead Fast Day for Rebels in Auburn
Ryan Manahan
April 22, 2017

Complete Results | Day One Recap

AUBURN, Ala. – Ryan Manahan and Shannon Ray spurred the 13th-ranked Ole Miss men and 18th-ranked Rebel women, respectively, to a strong finish on Saturday at Auburn’s War Eagle Invitational track & field meet.

Despite resting several of the team’s top athletes following last weekend’s big meets in California, head coach Connie Price-Smith’s Rebels came out and performed admirably against a field including nationally ranked SEC foes Alabama and Auburn and ACC stalwart Virginia Tech, among others.

Over the beautiful warm weekend on the Plains, Ole Miss athletes secured three event victories, four runners-up, one school record and 12 outdoor personal bests.

“We had good performances from most everyone,” Price-Smith said. “We took a smaller group to Auburn, but the ones who were really trying to move up in the rankings actually did that. So the meet served its purpose.”

In addition to Dempsey McGuigan’s win in the men’s hammer throw on Friday, Brian Williams was victorious in the men’s discus on Saturday (60.80m/199-6) as well as Janeah Stewart in the women’s shot put (16.01m/52-6.5). Williams is undefeated against collegiate discus throwers this year.

Junior Ryan Manahan clocked a personal-best 1:46.96 to finish runner-up in the 800 meters on Saturday. The 2-second PR moves him up to No. 4 in school history and top 10 in the NCAA this year.

Other runners-up for the men were Barclay Angle in the pole vault (tied season best 5.05m/16-6.75) and Williams in the shot put (17.95m/58-10.75).

After Shelby Brown’s school-record 1500-meter run on Friday, the women were led Saturday by junior Shannon Ray, who clocked a season-best 11.37 to finish sixth in the 100-meter dash final. That should move her up into the top 25 in the NCAA ranks this year. She also ran the second leg of the runner-up 4x100-meter relay squad that included Jeanette Paul, Deanna Tate and Breanna Tate. Their time of 44.87 ranks them 11th in school history.

Junior Aisha Newsome shaved more than a second off her 400-meter personal best with a time of 54.50 to finish third. She moves up to No. 8 in school history.

The Rebels are back in action at another league school next weekend, traveling to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for Friday and Saturday’s SEC Relays.

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100 Meter Prelims
15. Andrew Raspo – 10.73 (PR)
17. Manny Foster – 10.77

400 Meters
18. Nick DeRay – 49.58
20. Alvin Westbrook – 49.72

800 Meters
2. Ryan Manahan – 1:46.96 (PR)
12. Shamar Tucker – 1:56.19

1500 Meters
6. Quinn Cannella – 4:03.79

Pole Vault
2. Barclay Angle – 5.05m/16-6.75
5. Austin Garrett – 4.45m/14-7.25
5. Peyton Moss – 4.45m/14-7.25

Long Jump
3. Manny Foster – 7.41m/24-3.75
12. Peyton Moss – 6.02m/19-9

Shot Put
2. Brian Williams – 17.95m/58-10.75

1. Brian Williams – 60.80m/199-6


100 Meter Final
6. Shannon Ray – 11.37

100 Meter Prelims
6. Shannon Ray – 11.54q
13. Breanna Tate – 11.79

200 Meters
16. Kaira Simmons – 24.33
27. Kieshonna Brooks – 25.19 (PR)

400 Meters
3. Aisha Newsome – 54.50 (PR)
7. Jasmin Allen – 55.49
8. Mercedes Mattix – 55.92
11. Deanna Tate – 56.75

1500 Meters
8. Julia England – 4:52.87 (PR)

100 Meter Hurdle Final
5. Jeanette Paul – 13.95

100 Meter Hurdle Prelims
7. Jeanette Paul – 14.03q
10. Kieshonna Brooks – 14.17
27. Haley Hood – 16.60

4x100 Meter Relay
2. Ole Miss (Paul, Ray, D. Tate, B. Tate) – 44.87

High Jump
4. Juliana McIlveene – 1.70m/5-7 (PR)
11. Lilli Williamson – 1.60m/5-3
Jasmine Cherry – NH

Pole Vault
3. Katy McAuley – 3.95m/12-11.5
4. Nicole Kallenberger – 3.95m/12-11.5
5. Lyndsey Acree – 3.80m/12-5.5 (PR)
Sandra Brown – NH
Callie Watson – NH

Long Jump
9. Kaira Simmons – 5.86m/19-2.75
21. Ralesheia Gee – 5.29m/17-4.25
22. Lanae Newsome – 5.21m/17-1.25

Shot Put
1. Janeah Stewart – 16.01m/52-6.5






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