Kendricks Breaks Record In Indoor Opener

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Sam Kendricks (photo by Wesley Hitt)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Sam Kendricks (photo by Wesley Hitt)
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

Dec. 1, 2012

Full Meet Results

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Sam Kendricks broke his own school record in the pole vault to lead Ole Miss to a strong performance in its first meet of the 2012-13 track & field season, the Panther Indoor Icebreaker hosted by Birmingham-Southern.

A sophomore from Oxford, Miss., Kendricks cleared 17-6.5 on his third attempt at the height, breaking his own school indoor record of 17-4.25 set as a college rookie a year ago. It won the competition and set a new meet record.

"The highlight of the night was Sam Kendricks," said first-year head coach Brian O'Neal. "It was a special night for him. He's set high expectations for himself, and I thought tonight was indicative of his fall preparation."

Ole Miss had good outings from its returnees and newcomers in a meet that included SEC foes Mississippi State and Vanderbilt and regional rivals Memphis and Southern Miss, among others.

"Everyone showed up with the competitive attitude and spirit that we were looking for today," O'Neal added. "When the lights were turned on, we found a few surprises out there, too."

One performance that was a surprise to nobody was Ricky Robertson in the high jump. Competing unattached, the senior six-time All-American cleared 7-4.5, just over an inch off his school indoor record of 7-5.75. That mark of 7-4.5 was a meet and facility record, breaking his own record from last year at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

Also standing out in the men's jumps was senior Morris Kersh, who placed second in the triple jump (48-11.5) and fifth in the long jump (22-9).

Sophomore Robert Semien, who was an SEC All-Freshman performer a year ago, had a strong 60-meter prelim with a time of 8.18. He was in the lead in the finals before bumping into another runner and not being able to finish the race.

A pair of freshman throwers, Onyi Afoaku and Kevin Conway, immediately moved into the top five performers in school history with their weight throws on Saturday. Afoaku had a toss of 54-6, while Conway was right behind him at 54-4.5.

Isiah Young, in his first meet since the 2012 London Olympics, ran a solid 6.69 to place first in the 60-meter prelims but chose not to run the finals. Young has exhausted his collegiate eligibility for indoor track and ran unattached. He will return for his Ole Miss senior season when outdoor competition begins in March.

On the women's side, a freshman sprinter arrived on the scene in a big way on Saturday. Asia Cooper, from Jackson, Miss., set a meet record en route to a victory in the 60 meters in her first ever indoor race at that distance. Her winning time of 7.45 ranks her sixth-best in the event in school history.

Cooper also raced to a fourth-place finish in the 200 (24.80), tops among the Rebels.

Other Rebel victories by the women included Taryn Hartfield in the 60-meter hurdles (8.66) and Jazmin Miller in the weight throw (62-8.75).

Junior Fabia McDonald had a great day competing in four of the five events that make up the indoor pentathlon, highlighted by a second-place result in the long jump (19-2).

Other Rebels to turn in runner-up performances on Saturday were Monica Williams in the 400 (56.37) and Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen in the 800 (2:13.33).

Ole Miss will return to action next calendar year at the Blazer Invite on Jan. 10-11. That meet will also be held at the Birmingham CrossPlex, but hosted by UAB.

AGATE

MEN

200 Meters
10. Creighton Serrette - 22.44
15. Dante Oliver - 22.56

400 Meters
3. Creighton Serrette - 48.63
4. Dante Oliver - 48.70

800 Meters
6. Garrett Rogers - 1:58.23
7. Alex Nichols - 1:58.96
Montez Griffin - DNF

60 Meter Hurdle Finals
12. Peyton Moss - 8.86
Robert Semien - DNF

60 Meter Hurdle Prelims
3. Robert Semien - 8.18q
16. Peyton Moss - 8.88q

Long Jump
5. Morris Kersh - 22-9
22. Peyton Moss - 19-6.75

Triple Jump
2. Morris Kersh - 48-11.5

High Jump
1. Ricky Robertson - 7-4.5 (unattached) (MR, FR)
12. Peyton Moss - 6-0.75

Pole Vault
1. Sam Kendricks - 17-6.5 (SR, MR)
8. Stephen Greer - 14-7.25
12. Garrett Ferguson - 14-1.25
17. Peyton Moss - 13-1.5

Shot Put
10. Onyi Afoaku - 47-2.5
12. Kevin Conway - 44-7
13. Hunter Harrison - 44-6

Weight Throw
4. Onyi Afoaku - 54-6
5. Kevin Conway - 54-4.5
11. Benjamin Lapane - 48-8.75
17. Hunter Harrison - 43-09.25

WOMEN

60 Meter Finals
1. Asia Cooper - 7.45 (MR)
6. Jasmine Williams - 7.67
7. Shari Russell - 7.67

60 Meter Prelims
1. Asia Cooper - 7.54q
9. Shari Russell - 7.72q
12. Jasmine Williams - 7.75q
23. Monica Williams - 7.91
28. Taryn Hartfield - 7.98

200 Meters
4. Asia Cooper - 24.80
7. Monica Williams - 24.95
12. Destiny Lundy - 25.29
16. Kiannah Alexander - 25.44
20. Mariah Buford - 25.72
36. Racquel Moses - 26.34
44. Haley Cox - 26.58

400 Meters
2. Monica Williams - 56.37
5. Kiannah Alexander - 57.63
11. Mariah Buford - 59.15
12. Destiny Lundy - 59.16
19. Jasmine Williams - 1:01.05

800 Meters
2. Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen - 2:13.33

1 Mile Run
3. Tia Leake - 5:07.18
8. Catie Daigre - 5:27.62

60 Meter Hurdle Finals
1. Taryn Hartfield - 8.66
4. Fabia McDonald - 8.87
5. Racquel Moses - 8.88

60 Meter Hurdle Prelims
1. Taryn Hartfield - 8.69q
7. Racquel Moses - 8.85q
10. Fabia McDonald - 8.89q

Long Jump
2. Fabia McDonald - 19-2
6. Marci Morman - 18-7.75
8. Deonna Walton - 18-2.25
11. Shari Russell - 17-10.75
19. Shannon Spence - 16-9.25
26. Haley Cox - 16-5.75

Triple Jump
3. Marci Morman - 39-2.25
7. Deonna Walton - 38-1.5
11. Shannon Spence - 36-2.25
Shari Russell - FOUL

High Jump
7. Fabia McDonald - 5-3

Pole Vault
6. Ashleigh Culpepper - 11-1.75
Emily Winkler - NH

Shot Put
22. Fabia McDonald - 34-5.5

Weight Throw
1. Jazmin Miller - 62-8.75

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss-Boise State

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      The No. 18 Ole Miss football team won the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game defeating Boise State 35-13. The Rebels move into Southeastern Conference next week with a road test at Vanderbilt from Nashville's LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. The... read more

    • 'The New Normal' on Defense

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      ATLANTA -- Boise State had been the highest scoring team in the nation, averaging 40.2 points per game dating back to the 2000 season.  Highlighted by four interceptions, eight tackles for loss and big hits by several different players, the... read more

    • Second-Half Surge for Rebel Offense

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      ATLANTA -- After an up-and-down first half, which included a touchdown and three interceptions, senior quarterback Bo Wallace and the Ole Miss offense found their stride in the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter. Leading 7-6 early in the... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Boise State Motivational

      Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs Boise State Official Team Motivational '14 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Boise State

      Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as Ole Miss opens its 2014 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State from Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Contrast in Experience Boise State has one of the youngest teams in the country with 67 freshmen... read more

    • Volleyball Opens Steven McRoberts Era

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Volleyball

      Here are three pieces to keep in mind as we look ahead to the Ole Miss volleyball team's season-opening weekend in Buffalo, New York, starting with Canisius on Friday morning, the first of four matches over three days at the... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 1 (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Dome, Sweet Dome for Atlanta Area Rebels

      Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Football

      For high school football players in Georgia, all roads lead to the Georgia Dome and the state championships.  For a handful of Rebels, those roads lead home, as Ole Miss opens the 2014 season against Boise State in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • VIDEO: Forward Together Construction Update

      Monday, August 25, 2014 - Athletics

      read more

    • Relentless is the Word on Defense

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Football

      ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy asked each of the 65 coaches from the Power Five conferences to describe their team in one word.  Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's word? Relentless. The same can be said of the Ole Miss defense.  And... read more

    • McCormick, Defense Shine in Win

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Soccer

      After playing 110 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Georgia on Friday night, Ole Miss responded with a gutsy 1-0 win over Iowa State on Sunday afternoon. The defense, led by senior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick was the story of the... read more

    • Rebels Battle to Draw on Historic Night

      Friday, August 22, 2014 -

      Big time crowd for @SECNetwork live sports event debut. Record attendance of 1,823 for @OleMissSoccer Let's finish strong.-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August 23, 2014 Ole Miss kicked off the 2014 season in thrilling fashion, rallying to a 1-1 draw with... read more

    • Kiffin Pleased with Defensive Line Progress

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Football

      Like defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, defensive line coach Chris Kiffin has been pleased with his players throughout fall camp, particularly the depth bolstered by the return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and the addition of sophomore Fadol Brown and... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Volleyball Day One

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Volleyball

      THE SEASON: Volleyball - Day One from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Rebels Kick-Off Season on National Stage

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Soccer

      Three things from Ole Miss soccer head coach Matt Mott, previewing the season opener against Georgia on Friday night. Rebels Look to Take Next Step Ole Miss made history this past season, not only setting a school record for wins,... read more