Rebel Women Race To Best SEC Finish In XC History
Logan Waites (photo by Cheryl Treworgy)

Oct. 31, 2011

Photo Gallery

2011 SEC Cross Country Championships Results

MARYVILLE, Tenn. - The Ole Miss women earned their best finish in school history with a fifth-place showing, and the Rebel men took seventh at the 2011 Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships on Monday.

Led by Logan Waites' 11th-place result, the women's team shattered the program's previous best finish of eighth place in 1987. Waites is the first female in Ole Miss cross country history to earn All-SEC honors, which are awarded to the top 14 finishers at the SEC meet.

Waites and 15th-place Katie Breathitt both set personal best times and placed better than any other female in school history at the SEC Championships, a remarkable feat for the very hilly Lambert Acres Golf Club course just outside Knoxville, Tenn.

Martin Kirui was the top finisher for the Rebel men, earning All-SEC accolades with a ninth-place result. He also was also an All-SEC performer at last year's meet.

"This was a great day for both our cross country teams," said Ole Miss head track and field coach Joe Walker. "It was our best team finish for the women, and all of them ran their hearts out. I am so proud of them."

Waites, a native of Hattiesburg, Miss., crossed the finish line with a personal-best 6K time of 20:56.23. Breathitt also set a personal best with her 21:07.13 time, finishing one spot below All-SEC recognition. Finishing next for the Rebels was the trio of Amy McCrory, Anne Threlkeld and Kayleigh Skinner that came in 45th, 46th and 47th, respectively - and all with personal-best times. Kelsey Breathitt (59th) and Elise Luers (73rd) rounded out the scoring for Ole Miss. McKenna Coughlin, Haley Cutright and Tia Leake also competed on Monday.

For the men, Kirui turned in his best result at an SEC meet with his ninth-place showing, crossing the line with an 8K time of 24:31.89. The Litein, Kenya, native finished 14th a year ago. Max Holman was next in 33rd place with a time of 25:20.89, and Loren Newsom finished 38th in 25:27.49 - both personal bests. Sophomore Kipchirchir Kiptoo, who was battling sickness, finished 46th with a time of 25:40.37. Riley Young and Al Lowe rounded out the scoring for the Rebels.

"The guys and girls all ran as hard as they could possibly run," said associate head coach Doug Blackwell, who oversees the cross country program. "The women gave us just an awesome performance. Everybody from top to bottom ran extremely well. Logan even got off to a bad start and fought all the way back to 11th."

Vanderbilt was the winning team in the women's race, with Arkansas' Kristen Gillespie taking the individual title. The women's order of finish after Vanderbilt was Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Auburn, South Carolina and LSU.

Arkansas claimed the men's team title, with Razorback Eric Fernandez as the individual champion. The men's order of finish after Arkansas was Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Ole Miss, Auburn, Mississippi State, LSU and Vanderbilt.

"What we did really well was we went out with the leaders, and while Arkansas was trying to break everybody, we stayed right up there and really competed from start to finish," added assistant coach Meredith Crane about the women's race. "This is by far the toughest meet we've been in so far. Even when we were further back, we kept moving up, moving forward, and really drove it home the last 800 meters."

"Martin was right there with the leaders and finished really strong," Crane added of the men's race. "Max and Loren really stepped up with huge PR's on a very, very hilly course. It was a good race and a good finish for SEC's. We're all really proud."

Next up for Ole Miss is the NCAA South Regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Nov. 12. The NCAA Championships will be held Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Ind.

AGATE

Women - 6K
11. Logan Waites - 20:56.23
15. Katie Breathitt - 21:07.13
45. Amy McCrory - 22:03.88
46. Anne Threlkeld - 22:04.86
47. Kayleigh Skinner - 22:07.53
59. Kelsey Breathitt - 22:29.78
73. Elise Luers - 23:00.83
81. McKenna Coughlin - 23:19.65
82. Haley Cutright - 23:19.80
92. Tia Leake - 23:59.92

Men - 8K
9. Martin Kirui - 24:31.89
33. Max Holman - 25:20.89
38. Loren Newsom - 25:27.49
46. Kipchirchir Kiptoo - 25:40.37
67. Riley Young - 26:25.26
77. Al Lowe - 26:56.81


 

 

    • A Closer Look: Safeties

      Friday, January 19, 2018 - Football

      Top Performers: Zedrick Woods (64 tackles, four break ups, four deflections) C.J. Moore (51 tackles, three interceptions) Returning in 2018: Zedrick Woods (Sr., 3L) Jaylon Jones (Jr., 2L), Cam Ordway (Sr., 3L), C.J. Moore (Sr., 3L), Armani Linton (Jr.,... read more

    • A Closer Look: Cornerbacks

      Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Football

      This is the eighth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Myles Hartsfield (29 solo tackles, 14 assisted tackles, 43... read more

    • A Closer Look: Linebackers

      Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Football

      This is the seventh of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: DeMarquis Gates (112 tackles, 2 sacks, 10 TFL) Returning... read more

    • A Closer Look: Defensive Line

      Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - Football

      This is the sixth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Breeland Speaks (27 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles, 67... read more

    • A Closer Look: Offensive Line

      Monday, January 15, 2018 - Football

      This is the fifth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Returning in 2018: Greg Little (Jr., 2L), Sean Rawlings (Sr., 3L),... read more

    • A Closer Look: Tight Ends

      Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Football

      This is the fourth of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Dawson Knox (10 catches, 324 yards) Returning in 2018:... read more

    • Luke Named Grand Marshal of Biloxi's Mardi Gras Parade

      Thursday, January 11, 2018 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke will return to home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in February. Luke was named the Neptune Parade Grand Marshal and will lead the Krew of Neptune's annual Mardi Gras Parade. The parade is... read more

    • A Closer Look: Wide Receivers

      Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - Football

      This is the third of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performers: A.J. Brown (75 catches, 1,252 yards, 11 touchdowns), DaMarkus... read more

    • A Closer Look: Quarterbacks

      Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Football

      This is the second of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Jordan Ta'amu (115-of-173, 1,682 yards, 11 touchdowns, four interceptions)... read more

    • A Closer Look: Running Backs

      Monday, January 8, 2018 - Football

      This is the first of a 10-part position-by-position series looking back at the 2017 season, as well as previewing what lies ahead for Ole Miss football in 2018. Top Performer: Jordan Wilkins (155 carries, 1,011 rushing yards (6.5 avg.),... read more

    • Tyree Aiming to Become Vocal Leader for Ole Miss

      Sunday, January 7, 2018 -

      Ole Miss needed a lift in the final eight minutes of Saturday's win over Mississippi State. The Rebels trailed 51-42 and were in the midst of a horrible shooting night that had them on the fast track to falling to... read more

    • Luke to be Part of Coaches Film Room During National Title Game

      Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke will participate in ESPN's Coaches Film room during Monday night's national championship game between Georgia and Alabama. The Coaches Film room is part of ESPN's MegaCast for the championship game that includes 20... read more

    • Rebels Relying on Guard Play Against Mississippi State

      Friday, January 5, 2018 -

       Andy Kennedy has made his team's path to success this season abundantly clear. Ole Miss has to play with a blue-collar mentality on the defensive end and needs its guards to carry most of the scoring load. The latter was part... read more

    • NFL Rebels: Adeboyejo's Christmas Surprise

      Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Football

      The waiter began removing the clean plates and silverware from the three empty seats on the white cloth. There was no need for them. The only chair occupied at this four-person table at Sonny Lee's Hunan Taste restaurant in... read more

    • Ole Miss Begins SEC Play Against South Carolina

      Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Men's Basketball

      Ole Miss begins a new segment of its season on Sunday and arguably its most important one as South Carolina comes to The Pavilion to tip off SEC play. It was an up-and-down non-conference season for the Rebels who lost three games at... read more

OFFICIAL STORE

GET SOCIAL

Twitter

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Instagram

Facebook