MOSCOW –Isiah Young ran the ninth-fastest time in the 200 meters during Friday’s semifinals at the IAAF World Championships.
Unfortunately for the recently graduated Ole Miss standout, the World Championship final only includes eight men.
It was another oh-so-close moment for one of the sport’s rising stars.
Young came out of seemingly nowhere when he transformed himself from an average high school sprinter (that started running his senior year) into an SEC champion and All-American while at Ole Miss.
He earned a spot on the Olympic team a year ago when he placed third in the 200 at the U.S. Championships. He also made it to the semifinals in London before bowing out.
This season has been full of amazing feats for the Junction City, Kansas native. He placed second in the 200 and third in the 100 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, claimed his second straight SEC outdoor title in the 200 and was SEC runner-up in the 100. He was named the 2013 SEC Runner of the Year and 2013 South Region Track Athlete of the Year. His times this year have been nothing short of spectacular, becoming the 12th-fastest American man ever in the 200 (19.86) and breaking 10 seconds in the 100 (9.96).
In Moscow, he ran from lane eight in the semis after clocking a 20.70 in the prelims. His 20.36 placed him third in his semifinal heat behind Jamaica’s Usain Bolt and South Africa’s Anaso Jobodwana, and he missed the final eight-man cut by .03 seconds.
“It went better than the prelims,” said Young, who was competing in his first World Championships. “It felt more comfortable. I felt like I had my rhythm back. I was in lane eight, so I was kind of far from the action. I did the best I could.”
At just 23 years of age, Young will look to continue his rapid ascent in the track & field ranks as a Nike-sponsored professional.
With Billy Chadwick's last regular season in the books, the Rebels seem to be peeking and hoping to make a final postseason run for the legendary head coach. Corresponding with such, we are also getting down to our final stretch... read more
One spot in the ITA national rankings can make all the difference. Last season, San Diego, ranked No. 44 in the country, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while crosstown rival, San Diego State, ranked No. 45, was... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewApril 7-13, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss improved to 29-9 on the season and 9-6 in Southeastern Conference play after a pair of nonconference wins over Memphis and Murray State in the midweek and a series win... read more
Coming off a disappointing 6-5 loss in 10 innings Saturday, Ole Miss bounced back with a dominant 12-2 win Sunday to take the weekend series against Mississippi State in Starkville. At the plate, the Rebels set season high for runs... read more
Ole Miss struck early with five runs over the first four innings, which Chris Ellis and Wyatt Short made hold up in a 6-1 win over Mississippi State Friday night at Dudy Noble Field. The leadoff man for Mississippi State... read more
Riding a six-game win streak, Ole Miss travels to face Mississippi State in a three-game weekend series as part of Super Bulldog Weekend, which also includes Saturday's Maroon-White spring football game. Mississippi State has averaged 7,700 fans at Dudy Noble... read more
The Ole Miss offense exploded for nine runs on 14 hits in a 9-1 win over Memphis at AutoZone Park. The barrage included five multi-hit games and a season-high seven extra-base hits, including home runs by Will Allen and Sikes... read more
We begin this week with No. 13 and entering the 2002 season for the Ole Miss tennis team. The Southeastern Conference implemented a new setup, dividing the conference into two divisions - SEC East and SEC West. This moment... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewMarch 31-April 6, 2014Baseball- Ole Miss picked up its second sweep in SEC play with three wins over the Auburn Tigers this past weekend, including a doubleheader sweep Saturday.- Left-handed pitcher Christian Trent posted a... read more
Ole Miss held Auburn scoreless for 22 straight innings, from the seventh inning of the series opener Friday through the sixth inning of the series finale Saturday, but the weekend sweep remained in doubt in the eighth inning of the... read more