The Ole Miss track and field teams will travel to South Carolina this week to take part in the 2021 South Carolina Invite. A loaded field is slated for the meeting, as the Gamecocks are set to host their third meet of the young indoor season.
The two-day South Carolina Invitational will run from Friday, Feb. 5 to Saturday, Feb. 6. Live Stream will be available via ESPN+
Ole Miss Among Top Line-up
Ole Miss track and field teams will be one of the 10 different Power 5 programs making the trip to Columbia, S.C., with the organizers also confirming that there will be six Southeastern Conference (SEC) programs competing at the meet.
Besides the Rebels, the likes of Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and North Carolina A&T are also among the ranked teams down for competition.
The Ole Miss men’s and women’s track & field teams are both coming off an impressive display at last week’s Razorback Invite at the Randal Tyson Track Center.
Leading the way was Mario Garcia Romo, who improved his personal best by 17 seconds when finishing fourth in the men’s 3,000m. The junior clocked 7:48.40 to not only destroyed his personal best, but to also smashed the school record.
Entering last week’s competition unranked, the Rebel men finished third overall in the team standings with 73 points behind Oregon (117) and then-No. 1 Arkansas (116), while Ole Miss women finished tied with Colorado for sixth place at 27 points.
On the back of that performance, the Ole Miss track team moved up 26 spots in the men’s pole to set a program record with a No. 6 national ranking in the Week 2 USTFCCCA Rating Index, which was released on Monday.
The women, meanwhile, jumped into the top-25 at No. 18 after leaping 11 spots in the Week Two ratings.
Here is a list of teams along with their respective rankings competing at the South Carolina Invitational (Men’s Ranking/Women’s Top 25 Ranking): Alabama (15/9), Auburn (–21), Cincinnati, Clemson (–15), Florida (–/19), Furman, Georgia Tech, Kentucky (22/12), North Carolina A&T (7/–), Ole Miss (6/18), South Carolina (–/17), Georgia (Multis), Notre Dame (Multis) and Wake Forest (Multis) – Meeting Information