Wins, Records Highlight Rebels’ Trip to Baton Rouge
Janeah Stewart
April 29, 2017

Complete Results | Friday Recap

BATON ROUGE, La. – In a taste of what the league championships will be like in a couple of weeks, the nationally ranked Ole Miss men and women had some impressive performances this weekend at the SEC Relays, hosted by LSU.

Squaring off against eight other SEC schools, Ole Miss finished sixth in the co-ed team standings with 29.5 points, as the unique scoring format tallied up points from all of the traditional relays, as well as jumps and throws “relays.”

On the weekend, Rebel athletes produced one facility record, two school records, two event victories, two runners-up and 13 outdoor personal bests.

After Brian Williams’ NCAA leader and school-record discus throw on Friday, the No. 17 Ole Miss men were spurred on this windy Saturday by senior Dempsey McGuigan in the hammer throw. He placed third with a solid mark of 67.48m/221-5. Williams was fifth in the shot put (17.22m/56-6).

The 17th-ranked Ole Miss women got a victory in the shot put from junior Janeah Stewart, who pushed one all the way out to 17.82m/58-5.75. That distance was just an inch-and-a-half shy of her personal best that ranks her fifth in the NCAA this year.

The 4x100-meter squad of Nicole Henderson, Shannon Ray, Deanna Tate and Breanna Tate clocked a season-best 44.64 to place sixth in a crowded field of some of the nation’s best. That time ranks the unit seventh-best in school history.

The 4x400-meter quartet of Mercedes Mattix, Jolie Carbo, Aisha Newsome and Jasmin Allen managed a fifth-place showing in 3:38.92, just off their season best.

Sophomore Katy McAuley led the pole vault squad with her personal-best clearance of 4.07m/13-4.25, moving her up to No. 4 in school history.

The Rebels return home to host the Ole Miss Classic on Saturday, May 6, at which the men’s and women’s seniors will be honored for their contributions to the record-breaking success of the past few years. The SEC Championships will be held the following Thursday-Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina.

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100 Meters
16. Andrew Raspo – 10.65 (PR)
18. Courtland Barnes – 11.38

1500 Meters
10. Shamar Tucker – 4:03.27 (PR)
13. Quinn Cannella – 4:11.88

Shot Put
5. Brian Williams – 17.22m/56-6

Hammer Throw
3. Dempsey McGuigan – 67.48m/221-5
8. Kevin Conway – 60.02m/196-11


100 Meters
6. Breanna Tate – 11.42
7. Shannon Ray – 11.50

1500 Meters
8. Haley Ward – 4:33.88 (PR)
16. Tavyn Lovitt – 4:37.84 (PR)
17. Maddy Nikkel – 4:38.46
18. Elisabeth Gaillet – 4:39.94

4x100 Meter Relay
6. Ole Miss (Henderson, Ray. D. Tate, B. Tate) – 44.64 (SB)

4x400 Meter Relay
5. Ole Miss (Mattix, Carbo, A. Newsome, Allen) – 3:38.92

Pole Vault
6. Katy McAuley – 4.07m/13-4.25 (PR)
9. Callie Watson – 3.92m/12-10.25
12. Nicole Kallenberger – 3.72m/12-2.5
12. Lyndsey Acree – 3.72m/12-2.5
17. Sandra Brown – 3.47m/11-4.5

Triple Jump
7. Lanae Newsome – 12.30m/40-4.25

Shot Put
1. Janeah Stewart – 17.82m/58-5.75

9. Alex Enright – 38.54m/126-5
10. Kendall Chavarria – 35.80m/117-5 (PR)






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