JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ole Miss junior Phillip Young qualified for the NCAA Championship finals in the men’s triple jump to lead the Rebels on Friday at the NCAA East Preliminary.
Young placed sixth at Hodges Stadium with a mark of 52-0.75. By finishing in the top 12, he earned a spot at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, which will take place June 11-14 in Eugene, Oregon.
A native of Key West, Florida, Young is the first Rebel to qualify for Eugene through the first two days of competition in Jacksonville. Saturday is set up to be a big day for Ole Miss, though, with such stars as Ricky Robertson (high jump), Sam Kendricks (pole vault), Sean Tobin (1500m) and Robert Domanic (1500m), as well as the men’s 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
Freshman Jalen Miller had a heartbreaking result in the 100 meter quarterfinals on Friday, missing a trip to Eugene by the narrowest of margins. He placed 13th with a time of 10.33 and was four one-thousandths of a second from the 12th and final qualifying spot (10.325 to 10.321). The Tunica, Mississippi, native will have another chance to advance with tomorrow’s 4x100 relay.
Junior Robert Semien advanced through the prelims of the 110-meter hurdles on Friday with a time of 13.94, just off his personal best of 13.91. He will run in Saturday’s quarterfinals for a chance to compete in Eugene.
Saturday’s competition is scheduled to get underway at 11 a.m. CT with the men’s pole vault. Running events will start at 5 p.m. CT with the 4x100 relays.
Three areas to watch as No. 8 Ole Miss travels to Arkansas in its final road game of the regular season Saturday. Slowing the Hogs' Ground Attack The extra week of preparation, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said, should prove beneficial... read more
It's sometimes easy to forget where the Ole Miss football program was just three short years ago, when Hugh Freeze was interviewing for the head coaching position. The Rebels had won just two games in 2011 and had lost 14... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 10-16, 2014Women's Basketball- The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the 2014-15 season with two wins over the weekend. The Rebels took down Grambling 92-67 in the season opener on Friday and followed... read more
The Ole Miss football team was off, but it was a busy week in Ole Miss athletics nevertheless, as the men's and women's basketball teams opened their respective seasons. Here are some thoughts and opinions on the week that was:-... read more
No. 10 Ole Miss was without several starters and regular contributors against Presbyterian, and many others were limited. But given an extra week of rest, head coach Hugh Freeze said he expects everyone, with the exception of the players out... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewNov. 3-9, 2014Football- Ole Miss took a break from the rugged Southeastern Conference and earned a 48-0 shutout win over Presbyterian on Saturday.- It was the Rebels' first shutout since beating Tulane 39-0 in 2012.-... read more
Austin Miller handled all of this week's edition of the Observations from the Best Seat in the House. Check out what he had to say below:- The nation's best scoring defense finally got its first shutout of the season, as... read more
Ole Miss racked up the second-most yards in school history, totaling 640 yards, including 402 yards on the ground, in a 48-0 rout of Presbyterian. The Rebels were able to limit the reps for several players in the contest, with... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 11 Ole Miss hosts FCS opponent Presbyterian in its final non-conference matchup of the regular season. Execute, Stay Heathy Saturday's game with Presbyterian is more about Ole Miss than its opponent, as the team's... read more
With injuries mounting on both sides of the ball, Saturday's game against Presbyterian presents an opportunity for young players and backups to gain experience and make an impression on the coaching staff. Among those injured players, head coach Hugh Freeze... read more
A question we keep hearing is what needs to happen in order for the Rebels to get to the SEC Championship game. It's pretty simple, just cheer for the home team. The lone exception to that notion is Ole Miss'... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 27-Nov. 2, 2014Football- No. 4 Ole Miss lost a heartbreaker to No. 3 Auburn on Saturday night, 35-31.- In addition to losing the game, the Rebels lost star receiver Laquon Treadwell on what looked... read more
In this week's edition of Observations from the Best Seat in the House, Metz Camfield and I teamed up to give you our thoughts and opinions of the week that was in Ole Miss athletics. There's a lot on our... read more