Ole Miss has school-record 9 athletes named All-American
Jalen Miller runs at the SEC Outdoor Championships in Starkville, MS.OXFORD — The season may be over, but Ole Miss track & field managed to set yet another record. Nine Rebels earned All-American honors on Monday night by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Associations after their standout performances at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. That total breaks the program’s previous record of eight in 2011. This year, Ole Miss broke a school record before any of its athletes even competed last week. The Rebels sent a school-record 14 entries and 17 athletes to the NCAA championships, and they just so happened to fair pretty well, too. Among those earning All-American honors was the Rebels’ women’s 4X100-meter relay team, which was Ole Miss’ first ever women’s relay team to both make an NCAA final and garner All-American honors. The quartet of Nicole Henderson, Shannon Ray, Khadijah Suleman and Jhorden Hunter earned first team honors.Rebels who earned a place on the second-team were Jalen Miller in the 100 (16th, 10.22), Craig Engels in the 800, Robert Domanic in the 1500 (15th, 3:46.27), Branden Greene in the high jump (14th, 2.12m/6-11.5), Ray in the 200 (23.03) and Fabia McDonald in the heptathlon (13th, school-record 5,757).In the sprinting events, the top eight finalists were named first team All-American. In the distances and field, the top eight finishers were named first team. In all events, finishers 9-16 were named second team. An Ole Miss Athletics press release contributed to this report.