Rebels Score 30 Entries into NCAA East Regional
May 17, 2018

Meet Info | Women’s Entries | Men’s Entries | Schedule

OXFORD, Miss.
– Ole Miss track & field will have yet another large group advance to the regional meet as 29 Rebel athletes have qualified in 30 events for the 2018 NCAA East Region Preliminary Round Championships, this year held at South Florida on May 24-26.


Both the Rebel men and women tallied 15 entries each to the regional meet among 16 women and 13 men’s athletes.


To qualify for this first-round of the NCAA Championships, student-athletes must have finished the season ranked within the top-48 of their individual events or as a member of a top-24 relay team on their respective regional qualifying list (East or West), which was released by the NCAA on Thursday. The top-12 athletes in the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon in the East and West automatically receive entry to the national meet.


From there, the top-12 finalists in each event at each regional meet advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships at the University of Oregon on June 6-9.

In three years at Ole Miss, head coach Connie Price-Smith has averaged 31 athletes and 32.2 entries at the regional meet, and from there she has sent an average of 12 athletes and 10 entries to the national meet. In her tenure, she has brought the Rebels to two national top-25 team finishes, with the Rebel men tying for 14th in 2017 and the women 22nd in 2016.

Leading the way for the Rebel women is senior Janeah Stewart, who will triple for the second-straight year in the hopes of tripling yet again at the national meet. Stewart, one of two throwers to do so at nationals in 2017, enters as the East Region leader in the shot put at her new PR of 17.97m (58-11.50), while also qualifying as the No. 2 performer in the hammer (67.70m/222-01) and No. 11 in the discus (54.91m/180-02).

Stewart most recently was a catalyst for the highest SEC outdoor finish by the Rebel women in program history, scoring 24 points by herself and earning the Commissioner’s Trophy en route to a fifth-place team finish.


Other Rebel women qualifying include: Shelby Brown in the 3000-meter steeplechase (4th, 9:58.98), Lindsey Murray in the pole vault (6th, 4.35m/14-03.25), Lisa Vogelgesang in the steeplechase (8th, 10:06.00), the women’s 4x100-meter relay (8th, 44.10), Maddie McHugh in the 800-meter (14th, 2:05.54), Shannon Ray in the 100-meter dash (15th, 11.25), Clio Ozanne-Jaques in the 5K (17th, 16:13.82), the women’s 4x400-meter relay (21st, 3:36.75), Jolie Carbo in the 400-meter dash (22nd, 52.87), Emily Bean in the 5K (27th, 16:19.70), Katy McAuley in the pole vault (36th, 4.05m/13-03.50) and Kendall Chavarria in the hammer (48th, 57.66m/189-02).


Ole Miss holds three top-10 marks on the men’s side, led by senior and SEC champion Robert Domanic. The fastest 1500-meter runner in the United States this season, Domanic enters the East Region meet with the top time at 3:36.33 – the ninth-fastest time in NCAA history. Freshman Waleed Suliman gives the Rebels a strong one-two punch in the 1500, ranking as the second-fastest behind Domanic at 3:39.76. A total of five Rebel men will compete in the 1500, as following Domanic and Suliman are freshman Cade Bethmann (24th, 3:44.56), senior Trevor Gilley (31st, 3:44.81) and freshman Everett Smulders (42nd, 3:45.45).


Senior All-American Brian Williams, fresh off becoming the first SEC thrower to successfully defend as the discus champion since 2010-11, enters as the third-best in his signature event at 61.54m (201-11).


Other Rebel men competing at the East Regional include: Sean Tobin in the steeplechase (12th, 8:53.09), Parker Scott in the steeplechase (16th, 8:55.63), Allen Gordon in the long jump (16th, 7.80m/25-07.25), Brian Williams in the shot put (17th, 18.85m/61-10.25), Cullen Prena in the discus (17th, 56.28m/184-08), Allen Gordon in the high jump (24th, 2.16m/7-01.00), Peyton Weissmann in the pole vault (26th, 5.20m/17-00.75), Manny Foster in the long jump (37th, 7.52m/24-08.25) and John Rivera Jr. in the 800-meter (47th, 1:50.05).


Competition begins on May 24 in Tampa and runs through May 26.


Rebel Women’s Qualifiers (15 entries, 16 athletes):

1. Janeah Stewart – Shot Put – 17.97m (58-11.50)

2. Janeah Stewart – Hammer – 67.70m (222-01)

4. Shelby Brown – 3000-Meter Steeplechase – 9:58.98

6. Lindsey Murray – Pole Vault – 4.35m (14-03.25)

8. Lisa Vogelgesang – 3000-Meter Steeplechase – 10:06.00

8. 4x100-Meter Relay (Nicole Henderson, Jeanette Paul, Jolie Carbo, Shannon Ray) – 44.10

11. Janeah Stewart – Discus – 54.91m (180-02)

14. Maddie McHugh – 800-Meter – 2:05.54

15. Shannon Ray – 100-Meter Dash – 11.25

17. Clio Ozanne-Jaques – 5K – 16:13.82

21. 4x400-Meter Relay (Jolie Carbo, Jasmin Allen, Aisha Newsome, Mercedes Mattix) – 3:36.75

22. Jolie Carbo – 400-Meter Dash – 52.87

27. Emily Bean – 5K – 16:19.70

36. Katy McAuley – Pole Vault – 4.05m (13-03.50)

48. Kendall Chavarria – Hammer – 57.66m (189-02)


Rebel Men’s Qualifiers (15 entries, 13 athletes):

1. Robert Domanic – 1500-Meter – 3:36.33

2. Waleed Suliman – 1500-Meter – 3:39.76

3. Brian Williams – Discus – 61.54m (201-11)

12. Sean Tobin – 3000-Meter Steeplechase – 8:53.09

16. Parker Scott – 3000-Meter Steeplechase – 8:55.63

16. Allen Gordon – Long Jump – 7.80m (25-07.25)

17. Brian Williams – Shot Put – 18.85m (61-10.25)

17. Cullen Prena – Discus – 56.28m (184-08)

24. Allen Gordon – High Jump – 2.16m (7-01.00)

24. Cade Bethmann – 1500-Meter – 3:44.56
26. Peyton Weissmann – Pole Vault – 5.20m (17-00.75)
31. Trevor Gilley – 1500-Meter – 3:44.81
37. Manny Foster – Long Jump – 7.52m (24-08.25)

42. Everett Smulders – 1500-Meter – 3:45.45

47. John Rivera Jr. – 800-Meter – 1:50.05


Price-Smith Career Regional Qualifiers Under Current Format (since 2010)
197 athletes (85 men, 112 women) | 242 entries (99 men, 143 women)
2018 (at Ole Miss): 29 athletes (13 men, 16 women) | 30 entries (15 men, 15 women)

2017 (at Ole Miss): 32 athletes (10 men, 22 women) | 34 entries (11 men, 23 women)

2016 (at Ole Miss): 32 athletes (17 men, 15 women) | 33 entries (17 men, 16 women)

2015 (at SIU): 19 athletes (10 men, 9 women) | 26 entries (13 men, 13 women)
2014 (at SIU): 13 athletes (6 men, 7 women) | 17 entries (9 men, 8 women)
2013 (at SIU): 13 athletes (5 men, 8 women) | 18 entries (6 men, 12 women)

2012 (at SIU): 15 athletes (7 men, 8 women) | 20 entries (7 men, 13 women)
2011 (at SIU): 17 athletes (6 men, 11 women) | 24 entries (7 men, 17 women)
2010 (at SIU): 27 athletes (11 men, 16 women) | 40 entries (14 men, 26 women)


Price-Smith Career Outdoor National Qualifiers (as a combined head coach)

72 athletes (32 men, 40 women) | 80 entries (32 men, 48 women)
2017 (at Ole Miss): 11 athletes (4 men, 7 women) | 10 entries (4 men, 6 women)

2016 (at Ole Miss): 13 athletes (7 men, 6 women) | 10 entries (6 men, 4 women)

2015 (at SIU): 4 athletes (2 men, 2 women) | 4 entries (2 men, 2 women)

2014 (at SIU): 5 athletes (3 men, 2 women) | 6 entries (3 men, 3 women)
2013 (at SIU): 3 athletes (1 man, 2 women) | 4 entries (1 man, 3 women)
2012 (at SIU): 7 athletes (3 men, 4 women) | 10 entries (4 men, 6 women)
2011 (at SIU): 5 athletes (3 men, 2 women) | 7 entries (3 men, 4 women)
2010 (at SIU): 7 athletes (3 men, 4 women) | 9 entries (3 men, 6 women)
2009 (at SIU): 4 athletes (1 man, 3 women) | 4 entries (1 man, 3 women)
2008 (at SIU): 3 athletes (1 man, 2 women) | 3 entries (1 man, 2 women)
2007 (at SIU): 2 athletes (1 man, 1 woman) | 3 entries (1 man, 2 women)
2006 (at SIU): 5 athletes (2 men, 3 women) | 6 entries (2 men, 4 women)
2005 (at SIU): 3 athletes (1 man, 2 women) | 4 entries (1 man, 3 women)


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