Meet Records, School Record Fall in Rebels' Indoor Opener
Sean Tobin (photo by John Nepolitan/
Dec. 4, 2015

Meet Results

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – It was a record-breaking day for Ole Miss in track & field head coach Connie Price-Smith’s debut Friday at the Panther Indoor Icebreaker, hosted by Birmingham-Southern College.

The indoor season opener saw Ole Miss athletes claim five event victories, three meet records and a school record at the Birmingham CrossPlex, which will also host the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships in March.

In team scoring, the Ole Miss men claimed the meet title with 69 points to runner-up Central Arkansas’ 52 points. The Rebel women finished second with 54 points behind Tulane’s 56.5. Other schools in attendance included Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State and Florida A&M.

"I am very pleased with the outcome of this first meet," Price-Smith said. "It was a good start that showed the training that the athletes have put in this fall. We had some very good marks and it gave us an idea of the things that we need to work on moving forward. I am excited about what is to come for the rest of the season."

Just 13 days after leading Ole Miss at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, sophomore Sean Tobin raced to a meet-record time of 4:02.97 to win the men’s mile. He already holds the best time in school history as the only sub-four minute miler in school history (3:59.91 in 2014).

A pair of women’s newcomers set records of their own Friday.

In her Ole Miss debut, two-time NCAA shot put champion Raven Saunders surpassed the school record in her first attempt of the day with a throw of 17.89m/58-8.5. The sophomore easily won the event and broke the meet record. The previous Ole Miss record of 52-8.25 was set by Betty Williams in 2010. Saunders’ personal best of 18.62m/61-1.25, which she achieved at last year’s NCAA indoor meet as a member of the Southern Illinois team, is the American junior, Missouri Valley and Southern Illinois all-time record and the No. 4 mark in NCAA indoor history.

Fellow sophomore and Southern Illinois transfer Lindsey Murray set a meet record in the pole vault in her Ole Miss debut, clearing 4.00m/13-1.5 to win the event and enter the school record books at No. 2. Her best vault last year as an indoor All-American was 4.30m/14-1.25.

In addition to Tobin’s mile victory, senior Darryl Brown was the men’s 200-meter winner with a time of 21.55. The Rebel men were runners-up in four events – Brown in the 60 (6.92), senior Branden Greene in the high jump (7-0.5), junior Barclay Angle in the pole vault (4.60m/15-1) and sophomore Dempsey McGuigan in the weight throw (19.17m/62-10.75).

Ole Miss went 2-3-4 in the men’s weight throw. Behind McGuigan, whose personal-best mark moved him up to fourth in school history, junior Kevin Conway was third (18.47m/60-7.25) and senior Nathan Loe was fourth (18.14m/59-6.25).

Senior Racquel Moses ran to a personal-best time of 8.73 in the 60-meter hurdles to place fifth. That time moves her into the top 10 in school history.

Senior Kiannah Alexander placed third in the 400 meters (56.87), and she teamed with Mercedes Mattix, Jolie Carbo and Deanna Tate to help the 4x400 relay squad to a third-place result in 3:48.34.

Freshmen Katy McAuley and Annika Larsson had solid debuts for the Red and Blue. McAuley cleared 11-7.75 in the pole vault to enter the Ole Miss record books tied for fourth. Larsson placed third in the weight throw with a mark of 16.39m/53-9.25 that makes her tied for eighth in school history.

After the holidays, Ole Miss will resume its indoor season at the Jan. 15-16 Kentucky Invitational in Lexington.

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60 Meter Final
2. Darryl Brown - 6.92

60 Meter Prelims
7. Darryl Brown – 6.98q
15. Carl Lowe – 7.11
29. Connor Harris – 7.28

200 Meters
1. Darryl Brown – 21.55
27. Carl Lowe – 23.19

1. Sean Tobin – 4:02.97 (MR)
Ryan Walling – DNF

60 Meter Hurdle Prelims
13. Peyton Moss – 8.78

High Jump
2. Branden Greene – 2.15m/7-0.5
6. Adam Aguirre – 1.95m/6-4.75
7. Peyton Moss – 1.90m/6-2.75

Pole Vault
2. Barclay Angle – 4.60m/15-1
3. Peyton Moss – 4.60m/15-1

Long Jump
11. Connor Harris – 6.19m/20-3.75

Weight Throw
2. Dempsey McGuigan – 19.17m/62-10.75
3. Kevin Conway – 18.47m/60-7.25
4. Nathan Loe – 18.14m/59-6.25


60 Meter Final
6. Nicole Henderson – 7.66
7. Shannon Ray – 7.70

60 Meter Prelims
4. Nicole Henderson – 7.66Q
7. Shannon Ray – 7.81Q
9. Breanna Tate – 7.67

200 Meters
7. Shannon Ray – 25.04
9. Nicole Henderson – 25.42
23. Porsha Shirley – 26.15

400 Meters
3. Kiannah Alexander – 56.87
8. Mercedes Mattix – 58.19
9. Aisha Newsome – 58.31
10. Jolie Carbo – 58.32
13. Deanna Tate – 58.64

60 Meter Hurdle Final
5. Racquel Moses – 8.73

60 Meter Hurdle Prelims
5. Racquel Moses – 8.78Q
20. Sakisha Dovey – 9.28

4x400 Meter Relay
3. Ole Miss ‘A’ (Mattix, Alexander, Carbo, D. Tate) – 3:48.34
6. Ole Miss ‘B’ (Moses, Shirley, B. Tate, Newsome) – 4:01.85

High Jump
6. Arielle Wallace – 1.65m/5-5
10. Alex Enright – 1.65m/5-5
15. Juliana McIlveene – 1.60m/5-3

Pole Vault
1. Lindsey Murray – 4.00m/13-1.5 (MR)
5. Katy McAuley – 3.55m/11-7.75
14. Callie Watson – 3.25m/10-8

Long Jump
11. Sakisha Dovey – 5.21m/17-1.25
22. D’Lacia McKinley – 5.01m/16-5.25
25. Kyla Lewis – 4.95m/16-3

Triple Jump
3. Lanae Newsome – 12.10m/39-8.5

Shot Put
1. Raven Saunders – 17.89m/58-8.5 (SR) (MR)
13. Michelle Mazza – 11.15m/36-7

Weight Throw
1. Raven Saunders – 19.50m/63-11.75
3. Annika Larsson – 16.39m/53-9.25
20. Michelle Mazza – 11.01m/36-1.5






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