SACRAMENTO - Ole Miss alumnae Brittney Reese thrives on the big stage.
On Saturday, Reese provided her usual last-minute heroics to win yet another long jump gold medal at the USA Track & Field Championships.
Reese, who competes for Nike, waited until her fifth out of six jumps to eclipse the leader (Tianna Bartoletta) with a leap of 22-8.5 that won the competition by two inches.
"For me to get the win I was even happier," Reese told reporters afterward. "The track is real fast and I was constantly moving back. I am happy about the win."
This is Reese's sixth USA Outdoor title (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014) to go with two USA Indoor titles (2009, 2010), an Olympic gold medal (2012), three World Outdoor golds (2009, 2011, 2013) and two World Indoor golds (2010, 2012). In fact, Reese has won every international championship in which she has competed since she placed fifth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Former Rebel and Olympian Isiah Young also competed in Sacramento on Saturday, running 20.76 in the 200 meter prelims to qualify for Sunday's semifinals.
Ole Miss senior Ricky Robertson, the 2014 SEC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year, placed eighth in the high jump on Saturday with a height of 7-4.5.
Ole Miss junior Sam Kendricks, coming off his second straight NCAA outdoor pole vault title, will compete in that event at USA Outdoors on Sunday.
This is the final championship of the season for these athletes since there are no world championships this year. The next IAAF World Outdoor Championships will be next summer, followed by the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.
This is a new concept we've created for the Ole Miss Sports Blog that we're calling Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations... read more
The No. 18 Ole Miss football team won the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game defeating Boise State 35-13. The Rebels move into Southeastern Conference next week with a road test at Vanderbilt from Nashville's LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. The... read more
ATLANTA -- Boise State had been the highest scoring team in the nation, averaging 40.2 points per game dating back to the 2000 season. Highlighted by four interceptions, eight tackles for loss and big hits by several different players, the... read more
ATLANTA -- After an up-and-down first half, which included a touchdown and three interceptions, senior quarterback Bo Wallace and the Ole Miss offense found their stride in the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter. Leading 7-6 early in the... read more
Three areas to watch as Ole Miss opens its 2014 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State from Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Contrast in Experience Boise State has one of the youngest teams in the country with 67 freshmen... read more
Here are three pieces to keep in mind as we look ahead to the Ole Miss volleyball team's season-opening weekend in Buffalo, New York, starting with Canisius on Friday morning, the first of four matches over three days at the... read more
For high school football players in Georgia, all roads lead to the Georgia Dome and the state championships. For a handful of Rebels, those roads lead home, as Ole Miss opens the 2014 season against Boise State in the Chick-fil-A... read more
ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy asked each of the 65 coaches from the Power Five conferences to describe their team in one word. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's word? Relentless. The same can be said of the Ole Miss defense. And... read more
After playing 110 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Georgia on Friday night, Ole Miss responded with a gutsy 1-0 win over Iowa State on Sunday afternoon. The defense, led by senior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick was the story of the... read more
Big time crowd for @SECNetwork live sports event debut. Record attendance of 1,823 for @OleMissSoccer Let's finish strong.-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August 23, 2014 Ole Miss kicked off the 2014 season in thrilling fashion, rallying to a 1-1 draw with... read more
Like defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, defensive line coach Chris Kiffin has been pleased with his players throughout fall camp, particularly the depth bolstered by the return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and the addition of sophomore Fadol Brown and... read more