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.