Young Misses NCAA 100 Meter Final In Historic Fashion

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Carson Blanks (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Carson Blanks (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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June 6, 2012

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Isiah Young set an NCAA record at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium on Wednesday, just not the kind he wanted to set.

The Rebels’ junior speedster ran into some bad luck in an elite semifinal of the men’s 100 meters. Young clocked the seventh-fastest time of the night with a 10.09, but he didn't qualify for Friday’s final because he was not in the top two of his heat (placed fourth) and he was .006 slower than the No. 8 qualifier. According to Track & Field News, Young's 10.09 is the fastest 100 meter time in NCAA Championships history not to qualify for the final. It is .01 off his school record of 10.08 from earlier this year.

“It’s a tough pill to swallow,” said Ole Miss head coach Joe Walker. “We’ve had to break three ties down to the thousandths this year and we’ve lost all three. But Isiah has the potential to bounce back strong tomorrow.”

Young will have one more chance to compete for a national title when he runs in the 200 meter semifinal on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Carson Blanks had his outstanding Rebel career come to a close when he finished 19th in the men’s 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.87. A three-time NCAA Outdoor Championships participant and two-time SEC runner-up in the event, he ranks second in school history with a career-best time of 50.26. He also was the Ole Miss men’s track & field representative on the 2012 SEC Community Service team.

Kristin Bridges capped her fantastic Ole Miss career with a 24th-place finish in the women’s 400 meters on Wednesday (53.51). She is a three-time NCAA Outdoor participant, while she also competed once at the NCAA Indoors. She ranks top five in the school record books in six different events.

Fabia McDonald (women’s heptathlon), Ricky Robertson (men’s high jump) and Young (200 meters) will compete for the Rebels on Thursday, while Sam Kendricks (men’s pole vault) will compete on Friday.

The four-day championships are being streamed live with free access on NCAA.com (Wednesday) and ESPN3.com (Thursday-Saturday). ESPNU will televise Saturday's action from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT).

In addition, Ole Miss fans can stay up-to-date on the action in Des Moines via the Rebels' track twitter account (@OleMissTrack) and the Drake athletics twitter account (@DUBulldogs).

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