College Briefs

Rebels make school
history at Drake relays
- DES MOINES, Iowa – The Ole Miss track and field team collected 12 NCAA regional marks and won a relay race for the first time in school history at the Drake Relays to highlight competition over the weekend from Drake Stadium.
The women’s 1600 meter sprint relay team of LaJada Baldwin, Kristin Bridges, Britney Barnard and Sofie Persson won the event with a time of 3:51.15 to secure the Rebels’ place in the Drake Relay record books. Ole Miss, who has featured five individual Drake Relay champions in school history, had yet to win a relay event at the meet until Saturday.
Ole Miss returns to action May 2 when the Rebels host the Mississippi Open from the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex.

Bulldog men finish
second at Penn Relays
- PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Mississippi State’s D’Angelo Cherry, Dwight Mullings, Justin Christian and Emauel Mayers raced to a season-best and second place finish in the 4×100-meter relay college final Saturday on the final day of competition at the Penn Relays.
The talented squad ran 39.88 seconds to record its fifth regional qualifying time of the season. The team also bettered its season best time in the 4×200-meter relay Championship of America final. The foursome finished fifth with a time of 1:22.43.
Senior Marrissa Harris continued to add to her striking senior year with a season best and fifth regional qualifying time in the 100-meter hurdles championship final. Harris ran 13.39 seconds to finish fifth. In the college section of the men’s triple jump Kendrick Poullard finished 10th with a jump of 47 feet.

College softball
Bulldog rally falls short in series finale at Kentucky
- LEXINGTON, Ky. – Chelsea Bramlett scored the tying run in the fourth and the go-ahead run in the sixth to rally Mississippi State from a four-run deficit, but the Bulldogs fell short of the win Saturday afternoon as Brittany Cervantes’ walk-off home run lifted Kentucky to an 8-7 win and a sweep of the three-game Southeastern Conference series in Lexington.
Trailing 6-2 following a five-run second inning for Kentucky (29-18, 11-13 SEC), Mississippi State reliever Kelsey Nurnberg shut the Wildcats down the next four innings while her offense rallied to take a 7-6 advantage heading into the final inning.
Bramlett went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the series finale. Bailey also collected three hits while driving in a pair of runs.

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