Shannon Ray Named SEC Freshman of the Week
Shannon Ray (photo by Joshua McCoy)
April 7, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Ole Miss sprinter Shannon Ray has been named Southeastern Conference Track & Field Women's Freshman of the Week after her breakout weekend at Auburn.

A native of New Orleans, Ray clocked a personal-best 11.41 in the 100 meters to finish first among collegians and second overall at the Tiger Track Classic. Her time of 11.41 ranks her No. 2 in school history and sixth in the nation this year, while lowering her career best by more than .3 seconds (from 11.74).

She is now the top-ranked freshman in the SEC and the No. 2 freshman overall in the country in the 100.

She also helped the Rebels' 4x100 relay team to a runner-up finish at 44.81 and placed fourth individually in the 200 at 24.08 in Auburn.

At just 19 years old, Ray currently ranks 22nd in the world in the 100 and helps Ole Miss rank 19th in the world in the 4x100-meter relay.

For more information on Ole Miss Track & Field, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissTrack and on Facebook at Ole Miss Track. And follow Coach O'Neal at @CoachBrianOneal.

 

 

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