Rebel Women Remain at No. 10 in USTFCCCA National Rankings

Jan. 29, 2018


NEW ORLEANS -- Ole Miss women's track and field will remain in the national top-10 for its third straight rankings release this season and fifth overall after sitting still at No. 10 in the latest USTFCCCA Indoor National Computer Rankings released on Monday.

The Rebel women are on a school-record streak of five straight rankings releases of being in the top-10, and today's ranking also marks the most times in a single season indoors that the Rebel women have done so with three straight appearances.

Preseason data still applies this week and next, but the Rebels have improved in several categories and even received a few newcomers to the national ranking mix.

Senior All-American Janeah Stewart still leads the way for Ole Miss, currently ranking in the NCAA top-20 in both the weight throw (No. 2, 22.95m/75-03.50) and the shot put (No. 17, 16.55m (54-03.75). Joining in on the fun in the weight throw has been freshman Shey Taiwo, who has exploded to a No. 14 national ranking at 20.82m (68-03.75) -- the third-best throw in Ole Miss history after just three collegiate meets.

Senior sprinter Jolie Carbo has been an early MVP for the Rebels on the track, as evidenced by her No. 16 national ranking in the 400-meter dash at 53.80. Carbo's time came this past week at the Razorback Invite, marking back-to-back weeks she has set half-second PRs in the event. Carbo is now just the fourth Rebel woman to ever break the sub-54 second plateau indoors.

Carbo has also run the leadoff leg for two Rebel 4x400-meter relay squads that both rank in the top-50. This past week at Arkansas, the quartet of Carbo, Jasmin Allen, Aisha Newsome and Mercedes Mattix ran 3:40.03, the 32nd-best time in the NCAA. A week earlier at Vanderbilt, Carbo led off the relay that included Maddie McHugh, Allen and Mattix to a 3:40.65 time -- the 33rd-best in the NCAA. Both times were the fastest relays run at Ole Miss in six seasons.

McHugh also ranks 22nd in the 800-meter at her season-best time of 2:07.21 from this past week at Arkansas. Other top-50 marks include senior Lindsey Murray in the pole vault (No. 30, 4.07m/13-04.25) and senior Lanae Newsome in the triple jump (No. 40, 12.50m/41-00.25).

Ole Miss will split squads for the first time next week, with a group of jumpers and pole vaulters heading out west to the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque, N.M., and a group of throwers and sprinters up to Southern Illinois for the Don DeNoon Invite in Carbondale, Ill. -- both on Feb. 2-3.

No. 10 Ole Miss Women (67.58 points) | USTFCCCA Rankings
Includes Preseason and Current Season Data
1. Raven Saunders -- Shot Put -- 19.56m (64-02.25) -- 25.22 points *Preseason
2. Janeah Stewart -- Weight Throw -- 23.18m (76-00.75) -- 21.25 points *Preseason
8. Raven Saunders -- Weight Throw -- 21.67m (71-01.25) -- 8.78 points *Preseason
8. Janeah Stewart -- Shot Put -- 17.31m (56-09.50) -- 8.73 points *Preseason
17. Lindsey Murray -- Pole Vault -- 4.22m (13-10.00) -- 1.17 points *Preseason
19. Kaira Simmons -- Long Jump -- 6.27m (20-07.00) -- 0.91 points *Preseason
20. 4x400-Meter Relay -- Jolie Carbo, Jasmin Allen, Aisha Newsome, Mercedes Mattix -- 3:40.03 -- 0.20 points
21. Shey Taiwo -- Weight Throw -- 20.82m (68-03.75) -- 0.65 points
22. Maddie McHugh -- 800-Meter -- 2:05.38 -- 0.67 points *Preseason

NCAA Women's National Top-50
2. Janeah Stewart -- Weight Throw -- 22.95m (75-03.50)
14. Shey Taiwo -- Weight Throw -- 20.82m (68-03.75)
16. Jolie Carbo -- 400-Meter -- 53.80
17. Janeah Stewart -- Shot Put -- 16.55m (54-03.75)
22. Maddie McHugh -- 800-Meter -- 2:07.21
30. Lindsey Murray -- Pole Vault -- 4.07m (13-04.25)
32. 4x400-Meter Relay (A) -- Jolie Carbo, Jasmin Allen, Aisha Newsome, Mercedes Mattix -- 3:40.03
33. 4x400-Meter Relay (B) -- Carbo, McHugh, Allen, Mattix -- 3:40.65
40. Lanae Newsome -- Triple Jump -- 12.50m (41-00.25)

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