Ole Miss Hammer Throwers Punch Tickets for NCAAs
Janeah Stewart
May 25, 2017

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – A pair of Ole Miss hammer throwers punched their tickets to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, leading the Rebels on the first day of the NCAA East Preliminary Thursday. 

Dempsey McGuigan qualified for next month’s championships in Eugene, Oregon, in the men’s hammer, while Janeah Stewart advanced in the women’s hammer. Four more Rebels advanced through to quarterfinals in running events.

McGuigan, an Irish athlete from London, U.K., earned a berth to the national meet for the second straight year with his eighth-place result on Thursday. His third and final attempt went 68.57m/224-11. He was a first team All-American in Eugene last year with an eighth-place result in the finals.

In her first NCAA East Preliminary, Stewart advanced in the hammer throw with her 11th-place result and a mark of 59.31m/194-7. The junior college transfer, who won the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy as the league’s top scorer two weeks ago, will also compete in the discus and shot put this weekend.

Stewart is the first Rebel woman to make it to the NCAA Championships in the hammer throw since Juliana Smith in 2011.

A trio of Ole Miss men and one woman made it through Thursday’s first round of running events and into the quarterfinals.

Senior Craig Engels was the top qualifier in the 1500 meters with his time of 3:46.82. He came into the meet with the East’s best seed time of 3:37.75. Freshman Parker Scott will join Engels in Saturday’s quarterfinals after posting the prelims’ sixth-fastest time of 3:47.86.

In the men’s 800 meters, junior Ryan Manahan was second in his heat to automatically advance to Friday’s quarterfinals, running a time of 1:50.61. He has a season-best clocking of 1:46.96.

Sophomore Maddie McHugh made it through Thursday’s prelims in the women’s 800 meters, running the seventh-fastest time of 2:06.73. She will run in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Other events for the Rebels on Friday will include the women’s discus, men’s pole vault, women’s 200 meters and men’s and women’s steeplechase.

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800 Meters First Round
30. Ryan Manahan – 1:50.61Q

1500 Meters First Round
1. Craig Engels – 3:46.82Q
6. Parker Scott – 3:47.86q
26. Derek Gutierrez – 3:51.05

10,000 Meters Semifinal
18. Wesley Gallagher – 30:26.30

Hammer Throw First Round
8. Dempsey McGuigan – 68.57m/224-11q (EUGENE)


100 Meters First Round
31. Shannon Ray – 11.74

400 Meters First Round
27. Jolie Carbo – 54.13

800 Meters First Round
7. Maddie McHugh – 2:06.73Q

1500 Meters First Round
31. Katherine MacNeal – 4:26.78

10,000 Meters Semifinal
19. Mary Alex England – 34:34.40
29. Anna Braswell – 35:13.99
Emily Bean – DNF

Pole Vault First Round
23. Sandra Brown – 3.95m/12-11.5
23. Katy McAuley – 3.95m/12-11.5
Nicole Kallenberger – NH
Callie Watson – NH

Hammer Throw First Round
11. Janeah Stewart – 59.31m/194-7q (EUGENE)
22. Annika Larsson – 55.69m/182-8






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