Kendricks Gets Top-10 Result In NCAA Pole Vault

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Sam Kendricks (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Sam Kendricks (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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June 8, 2012

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Ole Miss freshman Sam Kendricks tied for 10th in the men’s pole vault to lead the Rebels on day three of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Drake Stadium.

Kendricks cleared 17-4.5 to place top 10 in his first career NCAA Championships appearance. He was the top freshman finisher. The Oxford, Miss., native’s fantastic rookie campaign has included him breaking the school’s indoor and outdoor pole vault records and finishing runner-up at the SEC Outdoor Championships.

Junior Ricky Robertson competed in his second event in Des Moines on Friday. After a sixth-place result in the high jump on Thursday, the Hernando, Miss., native took 18th in the triple jump with a mark of 50-7.5.

Both Kendricks and Robertson will hope to shine at the U.S. Olympic Trials later this month with a chance to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.

Sophomore Fabia McDonald concluded the Ole Miss women’s season with a 20th-place result in the heptathlon (5,136 points). She was the SEC runner-up in the event in Baton Rouge. She placed 15th in the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships earlier this year.

The only Rebel who will compete on Saturday’s final day of the championships is junior Isiah Young, who will try to follow up his SEC title by winning a national title in the men’s 200 meters. The race is scheduled for 11:39 a.m. No Rebel has ever been crowned NCAA champion in the 200.

The championships are being streamed live with free access on ESPN3.com. 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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