Big Track Meets in Florida and California This Weekend
March 31, 2016

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OXFORD, Miss. – The outdoor season is heating up as Ole Miss heads to two of the premier track & field meets this weekend – the Pepsi Florida Relays (Gainesville, Fla.) and Stanford Invitational (Stanford, Calif.).

Ole Miss will send most of its men’s and women’s teams to Florida, while men’s and women’s 10K runners will trek to the Golden Coast.

Both meets will feature a wide array of the nation’s top teams and athletes.

The Florida Relays run Thursday-Saturday with events all day each of the three days. Friday and Saturday competition will be streamed live on SEC Network+ beginning at 11 a.m. CT on Friday and 1:30 p.m. CT on Saturday.

Rebels will run the Stanford Invitational 10K on Friday night/Saturday morning at 12:13 a.m. CT (women) and 12:51 a.m. CT (men).

Head Coach Connie Price-Smith Says:

“We’re looking forward to a weekend of good competition at both Florida and Stanford. These will be good meets for some of the longer distance athletes to perform and hopefully get qualifying times for regionals. I’m sure we’ll have great weather in Gainesville, so I’m looking for some good performances from our athletes.”


  • Ole Miss currently has athletes ranked top 25 in the nation in 10 different events after two outdoor weekends.
  • This is the inaugural season of the Connie Price-Smith era at Ole Miss.
  • Sophomore Raven Saunders has already posted personal bests in the shot put, discus and hammer throw - setting school records in the shot (18.75m/61-6.25) and discus (56.85m/186-6) and ranking No. 2 in school history in the hammer (56.91m/186-8).
  • Her shot put PR at the Alabama Relays moved her up to No. 7 on the all-time women’s collegiate outdoor list.
  • Saunders now has the best indoor and outdoor shot put marks ever by an SEC woman.
  • Saunders is currently No. 2 on this year’s world outdoor shot put rankings after finishing the indoor season at No. 5 in the world.
  • Saunders continues to be listed on the 10-woman Bowerman Award watch list.
  • The women’s 4x100m relay returns three of four legs from last year’s NCAA outdoor finals squad ... The quartet of Nicole Henderson, Shannon Ray, Breanna Tate and Khadijah Suleman ran a season-best 44.40 at the Arkansas Spring Invitational for No. 1 in the SEC and No. 6 in the NCAA this year.
  • Suleman, a senior from Antioch, California, ran personal bests of 11.39 in the 100m (9th in NCAA) and 23.37 in the 200m (17th in NCAA) at Arkansas.
  • Sophomore Dempsey McGuigan’s school-record hammer throw of 68.15m/223-7 at the Alabama Relays would have been good enough to rank No. 12 among all collegiate men at the end of last year.
  • Sophomore Lindsey Murray’s season-best pole vault of 4.20m/13-9.25 (11th in NCAA) is a half-inch shy of Neal Tisher’s women’s school record set in 2011.
  • Ole Miss will debut several of its All-American men’s distance runners this weekend at both Florida and Stanford.
  • The Rebel men captured four event titles at the SEC Indoor Championships en route to their best team finish in school history (third place, 80.5 points). The 1983 and 1984 squads also finished third at the SEC indoor meet, with a lower point total.
  • The Rebels’ six indoor All-Americans in 2016 were tied for the most in a season in school history.
  • Returning men’s All-Americans (indoor, outdoor or cross country) include Robert Domanic, Craig Engels, MJ Erb, Branden Greene, Derek Gutierrez, Ryan Manahan, Sean Tobin and Ryan Walling.
  • Returning men’s SEC champions (indoor or outdoor) include Domanic, Engels, Trevor Gilley, Manahan, Dameon Morgan, Holland Sherrer, Tobin and Walling.
  • Returning women’s All-Americans (indoor or outdoor) include Nicole Henderson, Lindsey Murray, Shannon Ray, Raven Saunders and Khadijah Suleman.
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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