The Lady Rebels shattered their previous NCAA Championships school record finish of 27th set a season ago on their way to a 15th place showing this season. In addition, the Lady Rebels finished fourth among SEC schools, trailing only LSU (1), Florida (9) and Tennessee (13).
Along the way, three Lady Rebels earned All-America plaudits for their performances over the course of the weekend. Coleman’s fifth place finish in the 400 meters with her time of 51.81 earned her the distinction of All-America, while freshman LaJada Baldwin also accomplished the feat in the 400 meters.
Junior jumper Brittney Reese, who was the third Ole Miss All-America selection, capped her sensational season in style as she was crowned the NCAA Champion in the long jump for the second time in her career as she leaped a distance of 22-09.00 to equal the world’s longest jump this season she set earlier in the year at the LSU Alumni Gold. 153554b96e