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Track & Field Returns to Nashville for Vanderbilt Invitational

Track & Field Returns to Nashville for Vanderbilt Invitational


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ole Miss track & field makes a return trip to Nashville, with both Rebel squads competing at the Vanderbilt Invitational this weekend. Competition runs Jan. 20-21 and will stream live on SECN+.
 
MEET NOTES
 
• This is the second of three stops at Vanderbilt for the Rebels this indoor season. Ole Miss opened the 2023 campaign in Nashville last week for the Commodore Challenge, and will return again next month for the Music City Challenge on Feb. 10-11.
 

• Other teams in competition at Vanderbilt this week include: Alabama-Huntsville, Alabama A&M, Alcorn State, Arkansas State, Auburn, Austin Peay, Belmont, UCF, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville State, Kentucky, Louisiana, ULM, Little Rock, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Murray State, SMU, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Tennessee State, TCU, Tusculum and Vanderbilt.
 
• Ole Miss is coming off an excellent open to the 2023 season last week, entering this week with 16 times or marks within the NCAA top-50 (nine men, seven women). That includes six within the NCAA top-16 and the NCAA’s No. 1 and No. 2 marks in the women’s weight throw from Jalani Davis and Jasmine Mitchell.
 
• Ole Miss earned two weekly awards from the SEC this past week, with Davis being named SEC Co-Women’s Field Athlete of the Week, and Tarik Robinson-O’Hagan winning SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week.
 
• Last week, 21 newcomers made their Rebel debuts, with four more Ole Miss athletes scheduled to make their track debut this weekend: freshman Sophie Baumann, senior Anthony Camerieri, redshirt freshman Hannah Ielfield and senior Jocelyn Long. In total, Ole Miss welcomed 35 new faces for the 2023 track seasons.
 
WOMEN’S NOTES
 
• Ole Miss owns seven NCAA top-50 marks on the women’s side, led by a powerful one-two punch in the women’s weight throw from Jalani Davis and Jasmine Mitchell.
 
• Davis earned her SEC weekly honors after setting the NCAA lead in the weight throw on a four-foot personal best 24.13m/79-2. That throw currently ranks second in the world for 2023 and gives her a one-foot NCAA lead over Mitchell, who ranks second in the NCAA and third worldwide at 23.81m/78-01.50.
 
• That performance also moved Davis up to No. 8 in collegiate history with the 23rd-best throw all-time, giving Ole Miss four entries in the all-time top-10 who…

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