Track athletes getting ready for NCAA meet

A school-record 17 Ole Miss athletes will leave Sunday for next week’s NCAA outdoor national meet in Eugene, Ore.

When Brian O’Neal, a Pontotoc native and a former Ole Miss track standout, left an assistant’s job at Florida to take over for Joe Walker, he talked about competing for championship.

Ole Miss has a long history of outstanding individual performances in track and field. O’Neal wants to see the Rebels increase their team finishes.

This year the Rebels were SEC cross country runners-up, fourth at the SEC indoor meet — their best finish in 31 years — and seventh at the outdoor meet.

O’Neal talks here about getting ready for the NCAA’s:

The Rebels will be particularly well-represented in the men’s distance events with Robert Domanic and Trevor Gilley in the 1500, Craig Engells and Holland Sherrer in the 800.

Domanic, Gilley  and Engells are sophomores, Sherrer a junior.

Brooke Feldmeier, the SEC’s freshman runner of the year for both the indoor and outdoor seasons, leads the way on the women’s side.

 

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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