Rebels Head To NCAA East Preliminary

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Morris Kersh (photo by Ignacio Murillo)

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Morris Kersh (photo by Ignacio Murillo)
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May 22, 2013

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OXFORD, Miss. – Twenty-two of the top athletes on the Ole Miss track & field team are heading to the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Greensboro, N.C., this Thursday-Saturday in hopes of qualifying for the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Hosted by North Carolina A&T State University, the East Preliminary Round includes the top 48 athlete in each event and top 24 relays from the east region. The top 12 finishers in each event at the preliminary sites (the West preliminary is in Austin, Texas) will advance to the finals site in Eugene, Ore., June 5-8.

Headlining the qualifiers for the No. 13 nationally ranked Ole Miss men 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). He was recently voted SEC Men’s Runner of the Year after winning the 200, placing runner-up in the 100 and earning the SEC Commissioner’s Trophy at the league outdoor meet.

In his previous NCAA Championships, Young placed fourth in the 200 and ninth in the 100 at the 2012 outdoor meet and seventh in the 60 at the 2012 indoor meet.

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. He was third at the 2013 NCAA indoor meet and 10th at last year’s outdoor championships.

Senior Morris Kersh also previously earned All-America honors in the triple jump at the 2011 NCAA outdoor meet. He is the 10th seed for the East preliminary in the triple jump.

In all, 12 members of the men’s team qualified in 11 different events, while 10 Rebel women qualified in eight different events.

Rebel women qualifiers who have previously earned All-America honors include freshman Asia Cooper (2013 indoor 60 meters) and senior Marci Morman (2011 outdoor triple jump).

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.

MEN:

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

WOMEN:

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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