Ole Miss Travels to LSU for Final Tune-up before SEC Championships
Phillip Young (photo by Joshua McCoy)
May 1, 2015

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OXFORD, Miss. --
The Ole Miss track & field teams will square off against LSU, Florida, Alabama and Miami in the five-school LSU Invitational this Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It will be the Rebels' final tune-up before the May 14-16 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships in Starkville, Mississippi.

Saturday's meet features some of the best teams and athletes in the nation. Ranked men's squads include No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Florida and No. 9 Alabama. Ranked women's teams are No. 3 Florida, No. 8 LSU and No. 20 Alabama.

The action begins 9:30 a.m. with field events, while running events get underway at 12:10 p.m.

"It's always an exciting time to go down to LSU and compete," Rebel head coach Brian O'Neal said. "They always put on a nice event, and this weekend has some top-notch teams in the field. It will provide us a barometer of where we are as a team. We feel like we're at a pretty strong place, and the team is finding just how good it can be. This will be a good test for us."

Ole Miss is taking a large contingent of the team to Baton Rouge in preparation for the league championships.

Meanwhile in California, Stanford's Payton Jordan Invitational is one of the nation's premier meets for distance events, and Ole Miss is sending Robert Domanic, Sean Tobin, Trevor Gilley and Derek Gutierrez out west to attempt fast times that could qualify them for NCAA regional berths. They will run Saturday evening in the 1,500 meters.

Professionals, including many of the world's elite in their events, will compete against the collegians in both Baton Rouge and Stanford.

Rebels who own marks that would hypothetically rank them top eight and would score points at the SEC Championships, on the men's side, are Craig Engels in the 800 and 1500, Branden Greene and Adam Aguirre in the high jump, Jalen Miller in the 100, Phillip Young in the long jump and triple jump, Dempsey McGuigan and Nathan Loe in the hammer throw and Robert Semien in the 110 hurdles.

Ole Miss women who are top eight in the SEC include Brooke Feldmeier in the 800, Shannon Ray in the 100, Fabia McDonald in the heptathlon and the 4x100 relay team of Ray, Nicole Henderson, Khadijah Suleman and Jhorden Hunter.

Below is a list of the highest ranked Ole Miss athletes this outdoor season.

Ole Miss Athlete, Event, Mark (NCAA Rank, SEC Rank)
Craig Engels, 1500m, 3:40.28 (5, 1)
Phillip Young, triple jump, 52-8.75 (11, 6)
Branden Greene, high jump, 7-1 (16, 2)
Jalen Miller, 100m, 10.29 (20, 6)
Dempsey McGuigan, hammer, 215-1 (21, 4)
Craig Engels, 800m, 1:48.27 (22, 7)
Phillip Young, long jump, 24-10.5 (25, 6)
Holland Sherrer, 800m, 1:48.63 (33, 10)
Robert Semien, 110m hurdles, 13.93 (34, 8)
Adam Aguirre, high jump, 6-11.75 (35, 6)
Nathan Loe, hammer, 206-5 (42, 8)

4x100m relay, 44.11 (8, 5)
Fabia McDonald, heptathlon, 5736 (11, 5)
Brooke Feldmeier, 800m, 2:05.29 (14, 4)
Shannon Ray, 100m, 11.41 (16, 5)
Fabia McDonald, long jump, 20-2.5 (29, 14)
Kierra White, long jump, 20-1 (38, 15)
Brittany Kelly, heptathlon, 5074 (42, 9)
Shannon Ray, 200m, 23.58 (42, 13)
Nicole Henderson, 200m, 23.59 (43, 14)
Racquel Moses, 400m hurdles, 59.33 (50, 11)

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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