Rebel T&F Posts Victories, Records At Mississippi Open

April 23, 2011

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OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss posted 10 victories, set a school record and added several more outstanding performances on Saturday during the Mississippi Open, the Rebels’ final home track meet of the year.

In addition to the 10 victories, Ole Miss also had the top collegiate showings in some events that included professional athletes.

“It was an outstanding day of track and field at Ole Miss,” Rebel head coach Joe Walker said. “With the SEC schools and elite professional athletes, along with the other college teams here, it made for a phenomenal day of outstanding performances in front of a great home crowd. I’m proud that our own Ole Miss Rebels contributed a whole lot to the quality of this meet.”

Leading the way for the 22nd-ranked Ole Miss men’s team was again the 400 meter hurdler tandem of senior Lee Ellis Moore and junior Carson Blanks, who entered the weekend fourth and sixth in the nation, respectively. Moore ran a season-best 49.82 to claim the event title on Saturday, while Blanks finished second with a time of 51.19.

Also posting strong times were sophomore Mike Granger and senior Jonathan Juin in the 100 meters. Running against a pair of professional sprinters, Granger finished third overall and first among collegians with a time of 10.27. Juin finished fourth at 10.29 and also claimed third (top among collegians) in the 200 meters at 20.84. They both entered the weekend ranked top 15 nationally in either the 100 or 200.

The men’s 4x100 meter relay team of Granger, Ras-Len Bully, Caleb Lee and Juin finished second with a season-best time of 39.88, which ranks Ole Miss among the top 20 teams in the nation this year in the event. It is the third-fastest relay time in school history and the first time the squad has cracked 40 seconds this year.

Sophomore Ricky Robertson claimed a jumping double title with victory in the high jump (6-11.75) and long jump (24-03.50). He entered the meet ranked ninth in the country in the high jump.

Freshman Benjamin Lapane captured the javelin title with a personal-best heave of 210-03, ranking him third in school history.

Also earning a victory was sophomore Morris Kersh in the triple jump (51-06.50).

On the women’s side, it was senior Sofie Persson and junior Kristin Bridges highlighting the day.

Persson, already the school record holder in the 400 meter hurdlers, posted a season-best time of 57.77. She bettered her previous mark of 58.01 that had ranked her top 20 in the nation already.

Bridges continued her strong season in the 400 meters by finishing second with another personal best of 53.22. She entered the meet ranked 20th in the nation with her previous best time of 53.55 set last weekend in Auburn.

Sophomore Katie Breathitt, in her first year with the track team after playing soccer for two years, won the 3,000 meter steeplechase in 11:10.78, shattering the school record by over a minute. It was her first time ever competing in the steeplechase.

Senior Juliana Smith, who entered the weekend ranked 11th in the nation in the hammer throw, captured the hammer title with a winning mark of 193-00. Her school-record toss of 202-11 from earlier this year is the second-best by an SEC athlete this season.

The 4x100 meter relay team of Bridges, Aria Gaines, Jasmine Williams and LaJada Baldwin finished with a season-best time of 45.07 to place second.

Junior Aria Gaines won the triple jump with a leap of 40-08.25.


 

 

UPDATED: Monday, April 25 after completion of heptathlon on Sunday.

Sophomore Brittany Bozeman claimed the women's heptathlon title with a personal-best total of 5,290 points. That now ranks her second in school history in the heptathlon behind former star LaToya McBride. Mary Ashton Nall set several personal bests within the heptathlon and finished second with a score of 5,072, which is a freshman school record and ranks her fourth overall in school history.

Ole Miss returns to action next weekend for the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.

AGATE

Men

100 Meters
3. Mike Granger – 10.27
4. Jonathan Juin – 10.29
35. Eric Williams – 11.31

110 Meter Hurdles
15. Geoff Enchill – 16.07

200 Meters
3. Jonathan Juin – 20.84
8. Mike Granger – 21.06
49. Eric Williams – 23.63

400 Meters
7. Dante Oliver – 47.61
10. Montez Griffin – 48.27
11. Christopher Bush – 48.45
18. Creighton Serrette – 49.68
21. Brian Word – 50.32

400 Meter Hurdles
1. Lee Ellis Moore – 49.82
2. Carson Blanks – 51.19
4. Ras-Len Bully – 51.88

800 Meters
3. Chad Berry – 1:54.07
5. Martin Kirui – 1:55.05
24. Montaurius Drane – 2:00.57
30. Al Lowe – 2:04.66
39. Erik Solberg – 2:19.38

1500 Meters
4. Martin Kirui – 3:52.11
7. Chad Berry – 3:58.01
22. Al Lowe – 4:14.13

3000 Meter Steeplechase
6. Kipchirchir Kiptoo – 9:55.00

5000 Meters
11. Alejandro Quintana – 17:43.22

4x100 Meter Relay
2. Ole Miss ‘A’ – 39.88

4x400 Meter Relay
1. Ole Miss ‘A’ – 3:07.36

High Jump
1. Ricky Robertson – 6-11.75
10. Geoff Enchill – 6-00.75

Long Jump
1. Ricky Robertson – 24-03.50
5. Ras-Len Bully – 23-05.50

Triple Jump
1. Morris Kersh – 51-06.50
6. Kentrell Sanders – 48-05.50
Ricky Robertson – FOUL

Discus
Peyton Wilhoite – FOUL

Hammer Throw
10. Peyton Wilhoite – 130-03

Javelin
1. Benjamin Lapane – 210-03

Pole Vault
9. Jason Anderson – 14-08.00
11. Garrett Ferguson – 14-02.00

Women

100 Meters
4. Jasmine Williams – 11.89
16. LorRena DeJurnett – 12.58
21. Kamiko Martin – 12.74

200 Meters
6. Jasmine Williams – 23.99
28. Kamiko Martin – 26.53

400 Meters
2. Kristin Bridges – 53.22
6. Lauren Hollingsworth – 54.10
10. LaJada Baldwin – 56.27

400 Meter Hurdles
1. Sofie Persson – 57.77
5. Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen – 1:00.14

800 Meters
8. Tia Leake – 2:16.16
11. Amy McCrory – 2:17.52
14. Anne Threlkeld – 2:18.62
22. Allison Kneip – 2:21.97
23. Ryan Flore – 2:23.01

1500 Meters
10. Logan Waites – 4:40.75
12. Kayleigh Skinner – 4:43.72
22. Elise Luers – 5:07.38
35. Ella Gentry – 5:33.29

3000 Meter Steeplechase
1. Katie Breathitt – 11:10.78 (sr)

4x100 Meter Relay
2. Ole Miss ‘A’ – 45.07

Long Jump
2. Marci Morman – 19-06.25
6. Alexius Hightower – 18-11.25

Triple Jump
1. Aria Gaines – 40-08.25
2. Marci Morman – 40-04.00
8. Kelly Norton – 36-03.00

Discus
Betty Williams – FOUL

Hammer Throw
1. Juliana Smith – 193-00
10. Jazmin Miller – 152-09
12. Christiana Coleman – 149-07

Javelin
4. Neal Tisher – 131-04

Pole Vault
2. Neal Tisher – 13-06.25

Heptathlon
1. Brittany Bozeman – 5,290 points
2. Mary Ashton Nall – 5,072 points
4. Christiana Coleman – 4,279 points

OFFICIAL STORE

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