Rebel Men Finish Eighth Against Loaded Field at Pre-Nationals
Sean Tobin
Oct. 18, 2014

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Terre Haute, Ind. – Against a field consisting of nine of the top 30 teams in the nation, the Ole Miss men’s cross country team grabbed an eighth-place finish in the Pre-Nationals Invitational on Saturday.

“Our men competed well,” Ole Miss head coach Brian O’Neal said. “We were a little behind for the first mile, but I thought we did a good job of maneuvering through some tight spaces in a crowded field. We moved up over 100 spots over the last 3k. I was proud of the way our freshmen hung in there and competed down the stretch.”

Freshman Sean Tobin led Ole Miss in his second cross country meet by clocking a time of 25:03.4 in the 8K, good for 48th overall.

Junior Wes Gallagher (25:12.7) and sophomore Robert Domanic (24:36.88) finished 55th and 61st respectively to round out the top three Rebels at the meet.

The Ole Miss women raced a young team in the 6K consisting of four freshmen, two sophomores and a senior. Freshman Shelby Brown (22:46.4) recorded the best time for the Rebels in the second consecutive meet.

“Our women were a little passive from the onset of the race,” O’Neal said. “It was their first time at this venue and their most competitive, crowded field and it showed. This was definitely a learning experience for each of them. I thought we ran well as a pack, but we have to keep closer contact with the field.

"We're looking forward to getting back to campus and getting in some quality work before heading to the SEC Championships."

The SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, are up next for the Rebels on Oct. 31.






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