Ole Miss Track & Field Among Nation's Best
Craig Engels (photo by Joshua McCoy)
May 8, 2015

OXFORD, Miss. -- With the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships right around the corner, Ole Miss finds itself in a position to achieve some of its best results in school history next weekend in Starkville, Mississippi.

The Rebels are looking to build upon special achievements already in 2014-15. The men tied their best SEC finish in cross country history with a runner-up effort, and won the NCAA South Regional en route to their first-ever NCAA Cross Country Championships berth. They followed that up with a fourth-place result at the SEC indoor meet, which was the program's best finish since 1984.

The Rebels boast several athletes ranked among the best in the SEC and NCAA this outdoor season, and even a few among the world's best in 2015.

Those who find themselves among the 2015 world rankings include Craig Engels in the men's 800m (11th, 1:46.13), Fabia McDonald in the women's heptathlon (19th, 5736 points), Jalen Miller in the men's 100m (52nd, 10.24) and Shannon Ray in the women's 100m (53rd, 11.41).

Ole Miss men ranked top eight in the SEC (which would score points at the league meet):
- Jalen Miller, 100m (5th, 10.24)
- Craig Engels, 800m (2nd, 1:46.13)
- Craig Engels, 1500m (1st, 3:40.28)
- Sean Tobin, 1500m (2nd, 3:42.17)
- Robert Domanic, 1500m (5th, 3:43.75)
- Trevor Gilley, 5000m (6th, 14:03.49)
- 4x100m relay (7th, 39.82)
- Branden Greene, high jump (2nd, 7-1)
- Adam Aguirre, high jump (6th, 6-11.75)
- Phillip Young, long jump (4th, 25-0.75)
- Phillip Young, triple jump (6th, 52-8.75)
- Dempsey McGuigan, hammer (4th, 215-1)
- Nathan Loe, hammer (8th, 206-5)
- Peyton Moss, decathlon (8th, 6311)

Ole Miss women ranked top eight in the SEC:
- Shannon Ray, 100m (8th, 11.41)
- Brooke Feldmeier, 800m (4th, 2:03.86)
- 4x100m relay (5th, 43.80)
- Fabia McDonald, heptathlon (5th, 5736)

Ole Miss men who would qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Round as of today include Miller in the 100m and 200m, Engels in the 800m and 1500m, Holland Sherrer in the 800m, Dameon Morgan in the 800m, Tobin in the 1500m, Domanic in the 1500m, Gilley in the 5000m, Robert Semien in the 110m hurdles, the 4x100m relay, Greene in the high jump, Aguirre in the high jump, Young in the long and triple jumps, McGuigan in the hammer, Nathan Loe in the hammer and Kevin Conway in the hammer.

Ole Miss women who would qualify for the NCAA East Preliminary Round as of today include Ray in the 100m and 200m, Jhorden Hunter in the 100m, Nicole Henderson in the 200m, Khadijah Suleman in the 200m, Feldmeier in the 800m, Mary Alex England in the 10,000m, Racquel Moses in the 400m hurdles, the 4x100m relay, McDonald in the high jump and long jump, Kierra White in the long jump and Lanae Newsome in the triple jump.

Additionally, McDonald would qualify for the NCAA Championships by ranking among the top 24 nationally in the heptathlon.

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






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