England Leads Rebels at Commodore Classic
Mary Alex England
Sept. 19, 2015


 - The Ole Miss women's cross country team earned a fifth place finish at the Commodore Classic on Saturday.

Junior Mary Alex England ran to a fourth place finish with a time of 17:08.7 in the 5K race. It's her second top-five individual finish in as many races this season. Sophomore Shelby Brown clocked a time of 17:24.4 for the second-best Rebel time.

"Mary Alex ran a great race and really closed well over the back half of the course," cross country coach Ryan Vanhoy said. "Shelby Brown also did a great job, dropping nearly a minute off her performance from this meet a year ago."

The Ole Miss women averaged a time of 17:39, shaving nearly 30 seconds off of their average time in the 2014 Commodore Classic.

"I thought our women did a great job overall today," Vanhoy said. "We challenged them to be more competitive earlier in the race, and they responded well. Vanderbilt assembled a great field for an early season meet, so for us to place 5th as a team is a good indicator as we move forward."

The Rebel men sent only a portion of the team to the Commodore Classic. Ole Miss earned a ninth place finish, led by three individual top-25 finishes in a field of 213 runners.

Sophomore Mark Robertson led the way with a 17th place finish in the 8K. Senior Ian Carter and freshman Brandon Harvey rounded out the Rebels' top three finishers by placing 24th and 25th respectively.

Both teams return to action at the Greater Louisville Classic on October 3.

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4. Mary Alex England - 17:08.7
12. Shelby Brown - 17:24.4
29. Britt Ummels - 17:47.0
43. Leanne Zimmer - 17:55.3
44. Elisabeth Gaillet - 17:55.4
48. Maddy Nikkel - 18:02.2
53. Bo Ummels - 18:08.7
70. Katherine MacNeal - 18:19.8
72. Scarlett Fox - 18:20.7
73. Madison Rawson - 18:20.8
84. Julia England - 18:27.4
99. Jessica Clarke - 18:36.8
102. Haley Ward - 18:40.7

MEN (8K)
17. Mark Robertson - 25:14.1
24. Ian Carter - 25:25.0
25. Brandon Harvey - 25:29.3
51. John Dalton Rohr - 26:02.7
161. Dylan Day - 28:08.9
178. Will Spiers - 28:44.7
187. Dameon Morgan - 29:23.9
188. Mitchell Narro - 29:41.2
201. Holland Sherrer - 30:15.3




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