OXFORD, Miss. – After claiming six awards at the second annual Rebels’ Choice Awards earlier this week, the Ole Miss track and field team returns to competition Saturday at the LSU Alumni Gold Meet held at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.
The Rebel men, who are No. 12 in this week’s USTFCCCA national poll, look to build off their impressive performance at last weekend’s Mississippi Open. The meet was highlighted by junior All-American Mike Granger's win in the 100 meters, junior All-American Isiah Young breaking the school record in the 200 meters for the third consecutive week and the Rebels as a team earning 12 victories.
The meet also witnessed junior All-American Ricky Robertson capture the long jump and triple jump titles producing personal bests in both. Robertson currently is the world leader in the high jump after clearing a personal-best height of 7-7.25 at this year’s Florida Relays. His jump of 7-7.25 is the best mark in the NCAA since 2008 and ranks him among the top 10 high jumpers in NCAA history.
The Hernando, Miss., native also ranks fifth nationally in the triple jump (53-2.25) and 15th nationally in the long jump (25-0.75).
Young and Granger both rank top 10 in the world in the 100 meters, while Young also ranks top 10 in the world in the 200. Freshman Sam Kendricks is 21st in the world in the pole vault.
If the NCAA Regionals were taking place this week, the Rebel men would qualify 15 athletes in 18 different events.
On the women’s side, Fabia McDonald ranks seventh nationally, 22nd in the world and second-best in school history in the heptathlon after posting a personal-best score of 5,524 at last weekend’s Mississippi Open.
Several other Rebel women rank among the nation’s best in their specific events, as well. If the NCAA Regionals were taking place this week, the Rebel women would qualify 13 athletes in 15 different events.
A complete list of current top 50 nationally ranked Rebel athletes is listed below.
In addition to the Rebels, the meet will be highlighted by nationally ranked No. 4 Texas A&M and No. 5 LSU on the men’s side, as well as No. 2 LSU and No. 5 Texas A&M on the women’s side.
Saturday’s field events are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. CT with the men’s discus throw, while running events will start at 10:30 a.m. CT with the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase. The last scheduled event is the men’s 4x400 meter relay at 5:25 p.m.
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