Indoor Track Rebels to Compete at Kentucky Invitational
Jan. 14, 2016



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OXFORD, Miss. - First-year Ole Miss head coach Connie Price-Smith will take her Rebels to their second meet of the indoor track & field season and first of the 2016 calendar year for this weekend's Kentucky Invitational.

Held at the E.J. Nutter Field House in Lexington, the meet begins Friday with the weight throws and distance medley relays, while the rest of the competition takes place Saturday.

The 25th-ranked Ole Miss women will go up against the likes of No. 8 Kentucky and No. 17 Miami. Other notable teams among the 23-school field that the Rebel men and women will compete against are Louisville, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Southern Illinois.

The majority of the men's and women's squads are expected to suit up this weekend, except the men's top distance runners who helped Ole Miss make a second straight appearance at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in late November.

In the Rebels' most recent appearance at the Nutter Field House, the Ole Miss men captured their best SEC indoor finish in 31 years with a fourth-place team result at last year's SEC Indoor Championships.

Head Coach Connie Price-Smith Says:
"We are excited about the start of track and field season and looking forward to seeing some good performances throughout the meet. Our athletes have worked hard over break and are ready to get on the track, in the circle, down the runway and over the bar."

Notables:
  • Sophomore Raven Saunders, a two-time NCAA shot put champion last year at Southern Illinois, is one of 10 women on the preseason watch list for the Bowerman Award (college track & field's top individual honor).
  • Saunders broke the Ole Miss shot put record in her season debut on Dec. 4 with a mark of 17.89m/58-8.5 that leads the NCAA this season.
  • Saunders currently ranks 13th in the NCAA and third in school history in the weight throw (19.50m/63-11.75).
  • Sophomore Lindsey Murray, also an SIU transfer, is 10th nationally in the women's pole vault (4.00m/13-1.5).
  • Sophomore Sean Tobin tops the NCAA in the men's mile with a time of 4:02.97 he ran in Birmingham on Dec. 4. Later in December, he represented Team Ireland at the U-23 European Cross Country Championships.
  • Other Rebel men who rank among the NCAA's top 20 this season are Branden Greene (T-5th in high jump, 2.15m/7-0.5) and Darryl Brown (17th in the 200m, 21.55).
  • All-Americans (indoor or outdoor) on this year's women's squad include Saunders, Murray, Shannon Ray, Nicole Henderson and Khadijah Suleman.
  • All-Americans (indoor or outdoor) on this year's men's squad include Robert Domanic, Craig Engels and Ryan Manahan.


For more information on Ole Miss Track & Field, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissTrack, as well as Facebook and Instagram.


 

 

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