Ole Miss males’s and girls’s monitor & discipline has introduced its competitors slate for the 2021 indoor season on Tuesday.
The Rebels will hit the monitor as soon as once more after a promising 2020 season was reduce brief as a result of COVID-19 pandemic simply sooner or later earlier than the NCAA Indoor Championships have been set to start in Albuquerque, New Mexico final March. Ole Miss will boast an SEC-exclusive schedule this indoor season, making stops at Vanderbilt (Commodore Indoor, Jan. 15-16; Music Metropolis Traditional, Feb. 13), South Carolina (South Carolina Invite, Feb. 5-6) and to Arkansas a complete of 4 instances when together with each common season meets (Woo Pig Traditional, Jan. 22; Razorback Invite, Jan. 29-30), and each the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25-27) and NCAA Indoor Championships (March 11-13).
Ole Miss enters yr six beneath head coach Connie Worth-Smith, who has led the Rebels to new heights in her time in Oxford with 5 NCAA top-25 crew finishes, 4 NCAA particular person titles, 34 SEC particular person titles and 82 whole First or Second-Crew All-American awards.
Main the way in which in 2021 are the eight returning All-American Rebels who have been scheduled to compete on the nationwide meet final March: senior thrower Deborah Bulai, junior sprinter Jayda Eckford, senior jumper Allen Gordon, sophomore thrower Jasmine Mitchell, senior distance runner John Rivera Jr., junior sprinter Brandee Presley, senior distance runner Waleed Suliman, and senior thrower Shey Taiwo.
The Insurgent girls loved a historic 2020 season, ending No. 22 within the last USTFCCCA Nationwide Ranking Index previous to the nationwide meet after being ranked for everything of the indoor calendar. Propelling that rise have been very good years from each the Insurgent throws and sprints squads. The trio of Taiwo (22.72m/74-06.50), Mitchell (22.23m/72-11.25) and Bulai (22.02m/72-03.00) turned the primary in NCAA historical past to all eclipse the 22-meter mark within the weight throw in a single season, organising what may have been an epic level haul on the NCAA Championships. Taiwo returns because the reigning SEC Champion within the weight throw, whereas Mitchell reigns because the SEC runner-up.
Sprinters Jayda Eckford and Brandee Presley continued to gentle the Ole Miss file e-book on hearth, dismantling two extra long-standing instances from All-American Teneeshia Jones, with Eckford toppling the 200-meter sprint (23.18) and Presley the 60-meter sprint (7.18).
On the boys’s aspect, the Rebels remained the dominant pressure within the SEC within the distance medley relay, profitable their sixth DMR title within the final seven years following a gutsy efficiency from the quartet of Nick Moulai (1200m), James Burnett (400m), Baylor Franklin (800m), and Waleed Suliman (mile). Suliman, the Ole Miss file holder within the mile at 3:56.78, enters his senior season within the higher echelon of milers nationally after qualifying for the NCAA Championships every of the final two seasons.
John Rivera Jr. loved a profitable 2020 as properly, working the quickest 800-meter time at Ole Miss since 2017 with a 1:48.13 on the Vanderbilt Invite. He adopted that up with hard-fought 800-meter last on the SEC Championships, the place he completed fourth and fell simply 4 hundredths of a second shy of the rostrum.
Allen Gordon will enter his last indoor season as one of many higher jumpers in Ole Miss historical past, as final season he joined Olympian Savante’ Stringfellow as the one Rebels to clear 7-2 within the excessive bounce and 25-5 within the lengthy bounce indoors. Final yr, Gordon’s indoor career-best lengthy bounce distance of seven.83m (25-08.25) ended up twelfth on the NCAA efficiency record heading into the nationwide meet. Gordon proved his versatility all season lengthy, recording further private bests within the excessive bounce (2.20m/7-02.50) and triple bounce (15.00m/49-02.50).
Extra info relating to 2021 outside competitors shall be launched at a later date.
2021 Ole Miss Monitor & Subject Indoor Schedule
Jan. 15-16 – Commodore Indoor – Nashville, Tenn.
Jan. 22 – Woo Pig Traditional – Fayetteville, Ark.
Jan. 29-30 – Razorback Invite – Fayetteville, Ark.
Feb. 5-6 – South Carolina Invite – Columbia, S.C.
Feb. 13 – Music Metropolis Traditional – Nashville, Tenn.
Feb. 25-27 – SEC Championships – Fayetteville, Ark.
March 11-13 – NCAA Championships – Fayetteville, Ark.