Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Mississippi Open Track and Field Meet (online)

Oxford, MS—The Ole Miss Track and Field program hosted the annual Mississippi Open Track and Field meet Saturday, April 26, where athletes were able to prepare for the SEC Championships held next weekend at the University of Georgia. The Mississippi Open meet concluded Ole Miss’ home meet schedule, and did it with style. The Rebels claimed 11 victories, to ultimately, swamp their opponents, though no final score was kept. Along with the 11 first place finishes, the team had 30 athletes “score” at the meet—that is, placing 8th or better. These stellar performances by the Ole Miss Track and Field team, now ranked 22nd, show a high possibility for great potential at this year’s SEC Championship.

Wins included Lee Moore in the 400-meter hurdles (49:82), Ricky Robertson with double wins in the High Jump (6-11.75) and the Long Jump (24-03.50), Ben Lapane in the Javelin Throw (210-03), Sofie Persson in the 400-meter hurdles (57.77), Katie Breathitt in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase (11:10.78), and Juiliana Smith in the Hammer Throw (193-00). A few exciting and note-worthy performances that took place were the Men’s 4x400 meter relay, Neal Tisher placing 2nd place in the pole vault competition, Ben Lapane’s personal record-breaking Javelin throw, Katie Breathitt’s 3000 Meter Steeplechase, Al Lowe’s 800 meter heat win, and Ras-Len Bully’s 400 meter hurdle race.

(for full story go to my attached paper)

Attached are the two links that will show you the meet results and how to follow the Ole Miss Track and Field Team.

-Alex Nichols

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