Ole Miss Track Heads To Pepsi Florida Relays

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Haley Cutright (photo by Wesley Hitt)
Haley Cutright (photo by Wesley Hitt)

April 4, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss track and field teams will travel to their second straight nationally elite competition for this Friday and Saturday's 69th Annual Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville.

Action begins at 9 a.m. CT each day at James G. Pressly Stadium on the campus of the University of Florida.

Nationally ranked men's programs in the field include No. 3 Florida, No. 6 Florida State, No. 8 Southern California, No. 11 Ole Miss, No. 17 Indiana, No. 23 Baylor and No. 25 Oklahoma State. On the women's side, ranked teams include No. 4 Florida, No. 6 Texas, No. 12 UCF, No. 14 Baylor, No. 19 Georgia and No. 25 Southern California.

The Rebel men, who are 11th in the USTFCCCA national rankings, are coming off a big meet at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, led by sophomore Sam Kendricks' 2013 world-best pole vault.

"We had some really good performances and we had some not-so-desirable performances. Overall, I was pleased with our effort and our intensity, but we have to make sure we're more consistent and build upon what happened at Texas Relays," said head coach Brian O'Neal, who will return to Gainesville where he helped UF win four national titles as an assistant coach there from 2009-12. "Now we're looking to go down to Gainesville this weekend and have better performances."

Kendricks, a native of Oxford, Miss., was tabbed SEC Athlete of the Week after he shattered his own school record with a mark of 19-0.75, the best in the world this year and the best by an NCAA athlete since 1998. It ranks him No. 5 on the all-time collegiate outdoor list.

The Rebels' Olympian, Isiah Young, fared well in his season debut in Austin with a fifth-place showing in the 100 meter final. He now ranks No. 6 in the nation with a time of 10.30.

Other Rebel men who rank highly in the nation include Benjamin Lapane in the javelin (32nd, 216-5), Onyi Afoaku in the discus (36th, 179-3) and Morris Kersh in the triple jump (40th, 49-3).

The Ole Miss women broke a pair of school records in Austin this past weekend. Competing against an elite field of teams and athletes, sophomore Haley Cutright broke the school record en route to a victory in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and junior Kayleigh Skinner captured the school record in the 10,000 meters to finish third.

Cutright won the steeplechase in 10:21.60 to break teammate Katie Breathitt's school record. Cutright now ranks first in the SEC and 11th nationally.

Skinner clocked a time of 35:44.06 in her first ever attempt at the outdoor 10K and broke a 16-year-old school record by over a minute. Her time ranks her 57th nationally.

Other Rebel women who rank highly in the nation after the strong weekend include Allegra Wells in the long jump (17th, 20-2.5), Fabia McDonald in the heptathlon (17th, 5,117), Taryn Hartfield in the 100-meter hurdles (22nd, 13.53), Shari Russell in the long jump (23rd, 19-11.75), Asia Cooper in the 100 meters (34th, 11.62), Deonna Walton in the long jump (35th, 19-9.5), Marci Morman in the triple jump (37th, 40-7.5) and Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen in the 400-meter hurdles (46th, 1:00.63).

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