22 Rebels Qualify For NCAA East Preliminary Round

Haley Cutright (photo by Ignacio Murillo)

Haley Cutright (photo by Ignacio Murillo)

May 16, 2013

Complete NCAA Preliminary Round Qualifying Lists

OXFORD, Miss. – A total of 22 Ole Miss athletes have qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round that will take place May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C., hosted by North Carolina A&T State University.

The road to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will first pass through the East and West (Austin, Texas) preliminary rounds. The top 12 finishers in each event at the preliminary sites will advance to the NCAA finals site in Eugene, Ore., June 5-8.

The top 48 athletes in each event and the top 24 relay entries in each region qualified for the East and West preliminary rounds.

Headlining the Rebel qualifiers is two-time SEC 200 meter champion Isiah Young. The senior from Junction City, Kan., ranks No. 1 in the nation in the 200 meters (20.20) and No. 2 in the 100 (10.05).

Sophomore Sam Kendricks is the top-ranked pole vaulter in the nation with a school-record mark of 19-0.75 set at the Texas Relays. The Oxford, Miss., native placed runner-up in the pole vault at the SEC Championships in Columbia, Mo.

Twelve members of the No. 14 nationally ranked Rebel men qualified in 11 different events, while 10 Rebel women qualified in eight different events.

In addition, junior Mary Ashton Nall has qualified for the NCAA Championships in Eugene as the No. 23 national seed in the women’s heptathlon. A native of Auburn, Ala., she earned fourth place in the heptathlon at the recent SEC Championships.

Listed below are the Rebels’ entries in the NCAA East Preliminary Round.


Name – Event – East Region Seed - Mark
Isiah Young – 100m – 2 – 10.05
Isiah Young – 200m – 1 – 20.20
Robert Semien – 110m hurdles – 41 – 14.10
Semien, Branch, Serrette, Young – 4x100m relay – 6 – 39.69
Oliver, Serrette, Griffin, Young – 4x400m relay – 14 – 3:08.25
Sam Kendricks – Pole vault – 1 – 19-0.75
Malcolm Davis – Long jump – 30 – 24-5
Morris Kersh – Triple jump – 10 – 51-9
Onyi Afoaku – Shot put – 38 – 56-10.75
Onyi Afoaku – Discus – 26 – 179-3
Hunter Harrison – Discus – 44 – 170-0
Benjamin Lapane – Javelin – 25 – 219-1


Name – Event – East Region Seed - Mark
Asia Cooper – 100m – 41 – 11.62
Kayleigh Skinner – 10,000m – 47 – 34:59.20
Taryn Hartfield – 100m hurdles – 27 – 13.53
Sofia Hellberg-Jonsen – 400m hurdles – 46 – 59.76
Haley Cutright – 3000m steeplechase – 21 – 10:21.60
Russell, J. Williams, Lundy, Cooper – 4x100m relay – 23 – 45.27
Allegra Wells – Long jump – 14 – 20-5
Shari Russell – Long jump – 36 – 19-11.75
Marci Morman – Triple jump – 26 – 41-8.5

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