Ole Miss Women Lead SEC Outdoors after Day One
Janeah Stewart
May 11, 2017


Meet Central | Live Results | Day 1 PhotosSECN+ Friday | SECN+ Saturday

Ole Miss Meet Notes

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ole Miss used big throws and gutsy runs to jump out to a sizzling start on day one of the SEC Track & Field Championships. At the end of the day, the No. 16 nationally ranked Rebel women were atop the team standings with 15 points, while the 12th-ranked men were fifth with 11 points.

The Ole Miss duo of junior Anna Braswell and senior Mary Alex England combined for the Rebels’ most points ever in the women’s 10,000 meters late Thursday night. Braswell finished fourth in 34:35.68, followed by England in fifth at 34:40.61. Together, they gave Ole Miss a nine-point boost at the end of day one.

Junior Janeah Stewart put together a strong hammer throw series in her first SEC outdoor meet, placing third with a best attempt of 62.78m/206-0. She earned the Rebel women’s first six team points of the meet and will try to add more in the shot put (Friday) and discus (Saturday). At this year’s indoor meet, she won the weight throw and was runner-up in the shot put.

Ole Miss scored seven big points in the final men’s race of the night. Seniors Wesley Gallagher and Ian Carter ran among the top seven lead pack for the entirety of the 25-lap 10,000 meters, finishing fourth and seventh, respectively. Gallagher crossed in 30:43.51, while Carter clocked a lifetime-best 30:57.12. It’s the second straight year Ole Miss has gone fourth and seventh in the SEC 10,000, as Ryan Walling and Gallagher finished that way last season.

In the final SEC competition of his career, Dempsey McGuigan placed fifth in the hammer throw with a distance of 67.98m/223-0 to earn the team’s first four points of the meet. Ranked No. 7 in the nation, McGuigan will look to qualify through the upcoming NCAA East Preliminary and return to the national championships for the second straight year.

A pair of Rebels advanced through their Thursday prelims and earned spots in Saturday’s finals.

Craig Engels began his attempt at an 800/1500 SEC double by winning his heat of the 800 preliminaries (1:51.45) to automatically qualify for Saturday’s final. The 1500-meter prelims will take place Friday evening.

Keeping up the momentum she gained with a bronze medal in the 800 meters at SEC Indoors, Maddie McHugh made it through Thursday’s prelims with a time of 2:05.67, second-best of 23 runners. She advances to Saturday’s final and looks to score more team points for Ole Miss.

More preliminaries and a handful of finals will take place Saturday at the Sheila and Morris Cregger Track on the South Carolina campus.

The meet will be streamed live on SEC Network+ Friday at 5:25 p.m. CT and Saturday at 2:10 p.m. The meet will also air as part of a two-hour show on ESPNU May 17 at 7 p.m. CT. The broadcast talent includes Dwight Stones, Larry Rawson, Jill Montgomery and John Anderson.

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

DAY ONE AGATE

MEN

200 Meter Prelims
31. Andrew Raspo – 21.87

800 Meter Prelims
9. Craig Engels – 1:51.45Q

10,000 Meters
4. Wesley Gallagher – 30:43.51 (5 points)
7. Ian Carter – 30:57.12 (PR) (2 points)
15. Robinson Snider – 32:07.46 (PR)

Hammer Throw
5. Dempsey McGuigan – 67.98m/223-0 (4 points)

Decathlon (thru 5 events)
11. Peyton Moss – 3,324 points

WOMEN

200 Meter Prelims
23. Breanna Tate – 23.72
24. Deanna Tate – 23.73 (PR)
25. Shannon Ray – 23.76

800 Meter Prelims
2. Maddie McHugh – 2:05.67Q

10,000 Meters
4. Anna Braswell – 34:35.68 (5 points)
5. Mary Alex England – 34:40.61 (4 points)
10. Hannah Christen – 35:40.10
11. Haley Ward – 35:51.41 (PR)
19. Elisabeth Gaillet – 36:53.36 (PR)
Emily Bean – DNF

Hammer Throw
3. Janeah Stewart – 62.78m/206-0 (6 points)
11. Annika Larsson – 56.52m/185-5

Heptathlon (thru 4 events)
13. Kieshonna Brooks – 2,822 points


 

 

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