School-Record 13 Rebels Earn All-America Honors
Robert Domanic and Craig Engels in the 1500m final at last week's NCAA Outdoor Championships (photo by Joshua McCoy)
June 14, 2016

Complete list of 2016 USTFCCCA Outdoor All-Americans

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss sent 13 athletes to Eugene, Oregon, last week for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and all 13 came away with All-America honors as announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The total of 13 All-Americans breaks last year’s previous school record of nine.

The USTFCCCA awards first team All-America status to those athletes who finish 1-8 in their events at the national finals, while those who place 9-16 earn second-team accolades.

The Rebels’ six first team All-Americans are their most top-eight finishers since 1993, when they had seven.

Ole Miss now has 169 All-America selections among 80 different athletes in program history.

Here is a breakdown of the 2016 Ole Miss outdoor All-Americans:

First Team All-Americans

  • Raven Saunders – NCAA Champion women’s shot put – 19.33m/63-5 (collegiate record, meet record, school record)
  • Robert Domanic – 6th place men’s 1500m – 3:41.71
  • Craig Engels – 7th place men’s 1500m – 3:43.23
  • Ryan Walling – 7th place men’s 5000m – 13:31.30 (school record)
  • MJ Erb – 8th place men’s 3000m steeplechase – 8:43.81
  • Dempsey McGuigan – 8th place men’s hammer throw – 69.23m/227-1
Second Team All-Americans
Those who earned outdoor All-America honors for the first time in their careers are Erb, McGuigan, Murray, Sherrer, Tate and Walling.

Saunders is the first Rebel woman to be an All-American in the shot put. Domanic and Engels are the first two All-Americans in school history in the 1500 meters. McGuigan is the first All-American in the hammer throw. Murray is the first Ole Miss woman to be an All-American in the pole vault.

In the first year of the Connie Price-Smith era of Ole Miss Track & Field, the Rebels accumulate a total of 19 All-America honors – 13 outdoor and six indoor. The school record-tying six indoor All-Americans were Domanic, Engels, Derek Gutierrez, Saunders, Sean Tobin and Walling.

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