OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Track and Field Complex will be the site of Saturday’s Ole Miss Invitational, the Rebels’ first of two home meets for the 2012 outdoor season.
Admission is free for all home track and field events. The other home meet this year is the Mississippi Open, scheduled for Saturday, April 14.
Saturday’s meet is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with the men’s hammer throw and women’s javelin and will conclude following the always-exciting women’s and men’s 4x400 meter relay slated for 7:30 and 7:40 p.m., respectively.
“We are excited to be at home, competing in front of family and friends,” Rebel head coach Joe Walker said. “We have a great facility and have always put up good marks here.”
Among the schools that will be represented in Oxford are SEC foes Alabama and Mississippi State, as well as the nearby Memphis Tigers of Conference USA. At least 10 more Division I universities from across the Southeast region and the country will be competing.
The Ole Miss men enter Saturday ranked No. 21 in the latest USTFCCCA poll, while in-state rival Mississippi State is ranked No. 14.
Last season’s Ole Miss Invitational saw the Rebels capture 13 titles in what Walker described as a “phenomenal day” by his team.
Three Rebels were recognized as SEC Athletes of the Week for their performances at last weekend’s SEC/Big Ten Challenge in Starkville, Miss.
Junior All-American Isiah Young was named the conference’s men’s runner of the week after claiming both the 100 and 200 meter sprint crowns in Starkville. Young set a meet record in the 100 with a time of 10.16, which leads the nation this year and currently ranks him second in the world so far this outdoor season.
Fellow junior All-American Ricky Robertson was honored as the league’s men’s field athlete of the week. The Hernando, Miss., native won the high jump at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge with a height of 7-4.5, which is the nation’s best mark this year and ties him for second-best in the world so far this outdoor season.
Senior Logan Waites was tapped the conference’s co-women’s runner of the week. The Hattiesburg, Miss., native broke a 23-year-old school record in the 3,000 meters at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge with a time of 9:45.54. Waites now holds or shares two school outdoor records and three indoor records.
With a split of road matches at South Carolina and No. 8 Georgia, the Ole Miss men's tennis team moved up one spot to No. 13 in the nation entering the Southeastern Conference Men's Tennis Championship this week in College... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review April 7-13, 2015 Baseball - Ole Miss finished the week with a 2-2 mark to remain a .500 overall record for the season (18-18) as well as 7-8 in SEC play. After dropping a... read more
The baseball team claimed claimed their second series of the second over the nation's top-ranked team in dramatic fashion. The football team wrapped up spring practice. And the men's and women's tennis teams closed out their respective regular seasons and... read more
At one point, co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner said, all three quarterbacks had completed around 66 percent of their passes, a testament to how close the competition has been this spring. Going into the Grove Bowl, Freeze said one had a... read more
Former Ole Miss head coach Billy Brewer almost did not sign Chucky Mullins, whose memory has been honored with the Chucky Mullins Courage Award. Nate Wayne, a four-year letterman for the Rebels and the 1997 recipient of the award, who... read more
#RebelNation here are the Red and Blue rosters for tomorrow's Regions Bank Grove Bowl. See you there! pic.twitter.com/FZptUEkW4P-- Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) April 10, 2015 Three areas to watch as Ole Miss splits into two teams for the annual Regions... read more
Junior cornerback Tee Shepard's story has been well-documented. Shepard is hearing impaired, but since he has arrived at Ole Miss, he has been the beneficiary of new hearing technology that has allowed him to hear sounds, such as a coach's... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewMarch 31-April 6, 2015Baseball - Ole Miss finished the week with a 2-2 mark to remain a .500 overall record for the season (16-16). - The Rebels claimed a midweek victory over Memphis before dropping... read more
Six former Rebels begin the 2015 Major League Baseball on opening day rosters. Chris Coghlan, Zack Cozart and Seth Smith all started or are slated to start on opening day for their respective teams. Lance Lynn and Drew Pomeranz will begin the season... read more
The reigning SEC Player of the Year, Nik Scholtz decided to return for his senior season, wanting to give Ole Miss and Oxford one more season.Playing in perhaps his last home match at the Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center Saturday, Scholtz gave... read more