Rebels Head To NCAA East Preliminary

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Reigning NCAA outdoor pole vault champ Sam Kendricks (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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Reigning NCAA outdoor pole vault champ Sam Kendricks (photo by Joshua McCoy)
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May 28, 2014

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OXFORD, Miss. - A large contingent of Ole Miss athletes will be in Jacksonville, Florida, this Thursday-Saturday for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in hopes of qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in June. 

Head coach Brian O'Neal's Rebels have a total of 22 entries that were accepted for the preliminary round that is hosted by the University of North Florida at Hodges Stadium. 

The top 48 individual event athletes and top 24 relays from the East region qualified for the preliminary round. The top 12 finishers in each event at the preliminary sites (the West preliminary is in Fayetteville, Arkansas) will advance to the finals site in Eugene, Oregon, June 11-14.

"We're excited to be competing in the postseason again," O'Neal said. "Our message to our young men and women is simply, don't think too far ahead. Enjoy this process, but understand the road to Eugene starts in Jacksonville. We have to take care of business in Jacksonville if we hope to compete at our best once we get to Eugene."

The No. 11 nationally ranked Ole Miss men are looking for more success this year after they placed eighth at last year's NCAA Outdoor Championships for their best finish in school history.

The Rebels are led by veterans Sam Kendricks and Ricky Robertson, who have put together sensational campaigns this season.

Kendricks, the reigning NCAA outdoor pole vault champion, swept the SEC indoor and outdoor pole vault titles this year and was runner-up at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The junior from Oxford, Mississippi, is tied for the NCAA lead with a season-best mark of 18-8.25 at the Texas Relays.

Robertson won SEC Men's Field Athlete of the Year honors after his stellar performance at the recent SEC Outdoor Championships. He claimed the Commissioner's Trophy as the high-points scorer at the meet following his high jump win, runner-up finish in the triple jump and fourth-place result in the long jump. The senior from Hernando, Mississippi, ranks second nationally in the high jump (7-6) and triple jump (53-11.75) and 28th in the long jump (25-3.5).

Junior Phillip Young is also one of the best triple jumpers in the country. The Key West, Florida, native ranks seventh in the NCAA with a mark of 52-10.25 at the LSU Invitational. He placed third in the event at the SEC Championships. He also qualified for the East preliminary in the long jump.

Sophomore Nathan Loe ranks 29th nationally in the hammer throw (210-3), and junior Robert Semien is 40th in the 110-meter hurdles (13.91).

A quartet of freshmen have given the Rebels a big boost this season. Jalen Miller (100m), Kailo Moore (100m, 200m), Sean Tobin (1500m) and Robert Domanic (1500m) will all take part in their first NCAA East Preliminary rounds.

The men's 4x100 and 4x400 relays also qualified for the preliminary. The Rebels rank 10th in the East in the 4x100 (39.81) and 18th in the 4x400 (3:08.38).

On the women's side, Ole Miss will be represented by Mary Alex England (10,000m), Taryn Hartfield (100m hurdles) and Kierra White (long jump) in Jacksonville.

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

MEN:

Name - Event - East Region Seed - Mark
Sam Kendricks - Pole Vault - 1 - 18-8.25
Ricky Robertson - High Jump - 1 - 7-6
Ricky Robertson - Triple Jump - 2 - 53-11.75
Sean Tobin - 1500m - 5 - 3:42.07
Phillip Young - Triple Jump - 7 - 52-10.25
4x100m Relay - 10 - 39.81
Jalen Miller - 100m - 12 - 10.24
Ricky Robertson - Long Jump - 12 - 25-3.5
Nathan Loe - Hammer Throw - 15 - 210-3
4x400m Relay - 18 - 3:08.38
Robert Semien - 110mH - 20 - 13.91
Phillip Young - Long Jump - 22 - 24-11
Mike Granger - 100m - 23 - 10.34
Malcolm Davis - Long Jump - 30 - 24-8.5
Robert Domanic - 1500m - 32 - 3:44.78
Dameon Morgan - 800m - 36 - 1:49.50
Kailo Moore - 200m - 37 - 21.07
Holland Sherrer - 800m - 38 - 1:49.54
Kailo Moore - 100m - 39 - 10.43

WOMEN:

Name - Event - East Region Seed - Mark
Kierra White - Long Jump - 17 - 20-6.25
Taryn Hartfield - 100mH - 37 - 13.60
Mary Alex England - 10,000m - 41 - 34:48.66

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