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Ole Miss Announces 2013-14 Track & Field Schedule

Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Communications
Photo courtesy of Ole Miss Communications

OXFORD, Miss. – Highlighted by trips to some of the elite meets in the country and three exciting outdoor home events, Ole Miss Track & Field released its 2013-14 schedule on Friday.

“Our goal as a program is to keep getting better each year as we pursue excellence here at Ole Miss,” said second-year head coach Brian O’Neal. “The quality of competition throughout the indoor and outdoor schedule will help us improve and reach our goals of being a nationally ranked team.”

The Rebels are coming off a program-best eighth-place men’s finish at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Returning men’s All-Americans include 2013 NCAA pole vault champion Sam Kendricks, six-time SEC champion high jumper Ricky Robertson and four-time All-American sprinter Mike Granger. For the women, sprinter Asia Cooper and multi-eventers Fabia McDonald and Mary Ashton Nall are returning All-Americans.

Ole Miss begins the indoor season with a tune-up meet at the BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker on Dec. 6 in Birmingham, Ala. The full indoor season gets underway on Jan. 10 with the second of three straight meets at the Birmingham CrossPlex.

The indoor schedule is highlighted by nationally elite meets such as the Armory Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 7-8 in New York City) and the Don Kirby Elite Invitational (Feb. 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M.).

Texas A&M will host the 2014 SEC Indoor Championships Feb. 27-March 1 in College Station, while the NCAA Championships will be held in Albuquerque March 14-15.

The Rebels will kick off the outdoor season on March 22 when they host the Ole Miss Open at the Ole Miss Track & Field Complex in the first of three home events this spring.

Other home meets are the Ole Miss Invitational on April 5 and the Ole Miss Duals meet on April 26that will feature a head-to-head matchup between the men from Ole Miss and Ohio State. All home meets are free to the public.

The Rebels will also participate in two of the nation’s prolific track meets – the Texas Relays (March 26-29) and the Mt. SAC Relays (April 17-19).

The SEC Outdoor Championships will be held May 15-18 in Lexington, Ky., followed by the NCAA East Preliminary Round on May 29-31 in Jacksonville, Fla. Ole Miss athletes who qualify at the East Preliminary will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, held in Eugene, Ore., June 11-14.

2013-14 Ole Miss Track & Field Schedule


Day                        Date                      Meet                                                     Location

Fri                           Dec. 6                    BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker Birmingham, Ala.

Fri-Sat                   Jan. 10-11            UAB Blazer Invitational                  Birmingham, Ala.

Sat                          Jan. 18                  Auburn Indoor invitational           Birmingham, Ala.

Fri-Sat                   Jan. 24-25            Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational    Nashville, Tenn.

Fri-Sat                   Feb. 7-8                Armory Collegiate Invitational    New York, N.Y.

Fri-Sat                   Feb. 14-15           Don Kirby Elite Invitational           Albuquerque, N.M.

Fri-Sat                   Feb. 14-15           Husky Classic                                      Seattle, Wash.
Thurs-Sat             Feb. 27-Mar. 1   SEC Championships                         College Station, Texas

Fri-Sat                   Mar. 14-15          NCAA Championships                    Albuquerque, N.M.


Day                        Date                      Meet                                                     Location

Fri                           Mar. 21                 Ole Miss High School Invitational            Oxford, Miss.

Sat                          Mar. 22                 Ole Miss Open                                  Oxford, Miss.

Wed-Sat              Mar. 26-29          Texas Relays                                      Austin, Texas

Sat                          April 5                   Ole Miss Invitational                     Oxford, Miss.

Fri                           April 11                 Alabama vs. Mississippi                 Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Thurs-Sat             April 17-19           Mt. SAC Relays                                  Walnut, Calif.

Sat                          April 26                Ole Miss Duals                                  Oxford, Miss.

Sat                          May 3                    LSU Invitational                                 Baton Rouge, La.

Thurs-Sun           May 15-18           SEC Championships                         Lexington, Ky.

Thurs-Sat             May 29-31           NCAA East Preliminary                   Jacksonville, Fla.

Wed-Sat              June 11-14          NCAA Championships                    Eugene, Ore.

— Joey Jones, Ole Miss Sports Information

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