Ole Miss Off And Running At SEC Championships

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Derek McGuire
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Derek McGuire
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

May 13, 2006

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Freshmen helped lead Ole Miss on day three at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, while the Lady Rebels turned to their jumpers to move up in the team standings.

A pair of freshman, Barnabas Kirui and red-shirt Derek McGuire, turned in second place finishes to score eight points each for the men's team total. Kirui turned in a school record 8:45.61 to finish runner-up in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Kirui broke Farnando Perez's school record of 8:49.88 set in 1995. Kirui's previous best was 8:57.15.

"Barnabas had an outstanding race," said Ole Miss head coach Joe Walker. "He ran a very intelligent race. He is young, but we knew he was this caliber of runner."

Kirui's freshman counterpart Derek McGuire fell just short of his own school record of 59-02.75 in the shot put, set earlier this season. McGuire's mark of 58-05.75 was good enough to finish second overall.

"The pressure of the league is enormous," said Walker. "To have two freshmen step up and finish runner-up is awesome. Barnabas and Derek both handled the pressure great. They both have very bright futures at Ole Miss and in the SEC."

On the women's side, the Lady Rebels turned to their jumpers to move up on day three.

Three Ole Miss women finished in the top eight of the long jump lead by senior Marquita Aldridge, whose mark of 20-09.25 placed her third overall. Amber Bledsoe turned in a personal best and NCAA regional qualifying mark of 20-01.00 to finish fifth and Cachet Murray finished eight with a mark of 19-09.85. The three combined to earn 11 team points for the Lady Rebels.

Sophomore Carmia Carroll also placed seventh in the high jump with a mark of 5-08.75.

Not to be outdone the Ole Miss men earned two top eight finishes in the long jump. Charles Bailey and Ed McCall both turned in marks of 24-01.75. The tie was broken by going to the next best jump. Bailey placed sixth and McCall finished eight.

"We have always taken pride in our jumpers," said Walker. "Our kids take pride in up holding our tradition as one of the strongest jump programs in the country. Every one of those kids are tremendous athletes and it showed today."

Sophomore John Yarbrough finished third overall in the preliminaries of the 110-meter hurdles. Yarbrough's mark of 13.82 advanced him to tomorrow's finals. Jacob Farmer also advanced to tomorrow's finals in the 400 meters with a time of 46.68.

The Ole Miss men sit in seventh place with 20 team points heading into the final day. This would be the Rebels highest finish at the SEC Outdoor Championship since 1997. The Lady Rebels have 15 team points after the third day and are currently in ninth place.

The fourth and final day of the championships conclude tomorrow beginning at noon with the men's discus.

Ole Miss Agate

Men's Results

Team Scoring

7. Ole Miss - 20

100m

11. Ed McCall - 10.65 16. Anka Autman - 10.80 23. Ray Jadusingh - 11.00 25. Rickie Bratton - 11.03

110 Hurdles (Prelim)

3. John Yarbrough - 13.83 R 20. Khai Berry - 14.82

200m

17. Ray Jadusingh - 22.11 26. Chris Lawson - 22.40 27. Anka Autman - 22.41

400m (Prelim)

7. Jacob Farmer - 46.68 R 12. Rodney Lockhart - 47.27 21. Michael Coleman - 48.38

800m

17. Devin Darnall - 1:52.80

Steeple

2. Barnabas Kirui - 8:45.61 R

Long Jump

6. Charles Bailey - 24-01.75 R 8. Ed McCall - 24-01.75 R 15. Chris Patton - 22-02.50

Shot Put

2. Derek McGuire - 58-05.75 R 14. P.J. Coselli - 50-05.25

Hammer

12. James Maloney - 171-07 17. P.J. Coselli - 136-11

Women's Results

Team

9. Ole Miss - 15

100m

12. Cachet Murray - 11.80 13. Kim Mulkey - 11.85 14. Kadeshia Fortune - 11.88

200m

15. Kim Mulkey - 24.62

400m

10. Kenyata Coleman - 53.67 R 24. Brittney Barnard - 57.28

800m

19. Sirdonea Davis - 2:15.20 25. Kirby Patterson - 2:18.93 26. Lindsay Doucett - 2:19.78

10000m

12. Shannon Chandler - 39:42.30

Steeple

12. Samantha Mazer - 12:17.51

High Jump

7. Carmia Carroll - 5-08.75 R

Long Jump

3. Marquita Aldridge - 20-09.25 R 5. Amber Bledsoe - 20-01.00 R 8. Cachet Murray - 19-09.75 R 18. Francis Vital - 18-10.50

Discus

14. Kristi Stillwell - 139-09 17. Robyn Gaunder - 132-05

Hammer

9. Crystal Stewart - 179-05 R 17. Kristi Stillwell - 162-09

Heptathlon

7. Francis Vital - 4838

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • UPDATED: Hugh Freeze's Day At ESPN Car Wash

      Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Football

      UPDATE: Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.Here are more of Coach Freeze's interviews in Bristol. Scroll down to the earlier post to hear him on Ivan Maisel's podcast. Listen: Freeze on the Paul Finebaum Show Listen: Freeze on the Freddie Coleman Show... read more

    • Freeze Visits ESPN Headquarters Monday

      Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Football

      All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches will travel to ESPN's annual mid-summer football coaches "car wash" - in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day - at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday and Tuesday. Ole... read more

    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss At SEC Media Days

      Friday, July 18, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss took its turn at the annual SEC Media Days on Thursday. Joining head coach Hugh Freeze was senior quarterback Bo Wallace, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior safety Cody Prewitt. Here are a few related SEC Media... read more

    • Rebels Raise Expectations Entering Year Three

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said on day one that his expectations were to make the program relevant in the Southeastern Conference Western Division. With a full allotment of 85 scholarship players and more depth of both sides of... read more

    • Healthy, Confident Wallace Eyes Atlanta

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Once overshadowed, Wallace now finds himself more firmly in the spotlight after the departure of seven of the league's eight top passers. The dean of SEC quarterbacks, Wallace is the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing... read more

    • Freeze Meets With Local Media At Media Days

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Before taking his turn at the podium in the main room at SEC Media Days on Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze met with members of the Ole Miss local media and addressed a wide variety of topics. Here are some... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 3 Of SEC Media Days

      Thursday, July 17, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Three of SEC Media Days, which featured Steve Shaw (SEC), Justin Connolly (ESPN),... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 2 Of SEC Media Days

      Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Two of SEC Media Days, which featured South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M... read more

    • Ole Miss In CFB 24/7 14 For '14 Series

      Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

      NFL.com CFB 24/7 has counted down the 14 college football players to watch -- and some other college football topics -- in varying categories in 2014. Below are the highlights for Ole Miss and the link to the complete 14... read more

    • What They're Saying: Day 1 Of SEC Media Days

      Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day 1 of SEC Media Days, which featured SEC commissioner Mike Slive, Auburn, Florida... read more

    • Cozart Named Best Defensive SS Of First Half

      Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Baseball

      Former Ole Miss player Zack Cozart, now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, was named the best defensive shortstop in baseball for the first half of the 2014 season. ESPN Insider Scott Spratt selected one player from either league at... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Baseball Postseason

      Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Baseball

      The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Bound from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 1: Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 2: Super Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 3: CWS Games 1 & 2... read more

    • Ole Miss Preps For SEC Media Days

      Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - Football

      Three student-athletes and the head coach of each of the 14 Southeastern Conference football programs will participate in SEC Football Media Days, July 14-17, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.Ole Miss will take its... read more

    • Ole Miss And The World Cup

      Thursday, July 3, 2014 - Athletics

      The United States' run in the 2014 World Cup came to an end with a 2-1 extra-time loss to Belgium in the Round of 16. For many fans, it's also the end of the road, but for a few Ole... read more

    • Kennedy Talks Staff, Roster On Teleconference

      Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - Men's Basketball

      Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy talks about the addition of assistant coach Tony Madlock and the new-look roster for the upcoming season, among other topics, on the SEC Summer Men's Basketball Coaches Media Teleconference Monday. Here are the highlights:Ole... read more