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.
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