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McBride Wins 800-Meter Run At SEC Outdoors

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May 18, 2014
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Lexington, Ky. – On the final day of the 2014 Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships, Mississippi State track and field captured its second SEC champion during the four-day event as sophomore Brandon McBride won the men’s 800-meter run.

McBride, who entered the meet as the NCAA’s fastest runner in the event, clocked a 1:47.59 to claim the crown.

“This conference is no doubt the toughest conference to compete in,” McBride said. “It’s truly a pleasure to compete with such talented people. Doing well was just a plus, and I’m happy I was able to score 10 points for our school.”

Also on Sunday, sophomore Scottie Hearn earned a third-place finish in the men’s 400-meter hurdles finals, boasting a season-best 50.66. His speed gave the Bulldogs six points. Junior Javon Davis followed him in fourth at 50.90, collecting another five points.

Rhianwedd Price posted a 4:18.07 in the women’s 1500-meter run finals, shredding more than five seconds off of her qualifying time. Finishing sixth, the freshman earned three points for the MSU women. Later in the day, Price picked up another point with an eighth-place time of 2:08.60 in the women’s 800-meter run finals.

 Senior Keisha Wallace saw a speed of 13.38 in the women’s 100-meter hurdles finals, garnering a fifth-place finish, good for five team points.

To round out action, the Bulldog 4x400-meter relay team ran a 3:09.02 to gain two points in a finish of seventh. The quartet consisted of Scottie Hearn, Alistair Moona, McBride and Steve Shoto.

Both Maroon and White squads totaled 26 points as the men finished in 10th and the women in 11th.

“I couldn’t be more excited for this program,” MSU coach Steve Dudley said. “These athletes have worked so hard, and I am truly proud of how they represented Mississippi State. I can’t wait to continue this success throughout the postseason.”

A two-hour showing of the 2014 SEC Outdoor Championships will air on ESPNU beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 22.

MSU will now turn its focus to the NCAA East Regionals, slated for May 28-30 in Jacksonville, Fla.

For more information on Bulldog track and field, fans can follow the team on Twitter (@HailStateTF) and Instagram (HailStateTF).

Women’s Results

Triple Jump: Ciarra Brewer, Florida, 45-07.75

MSU: 15. Rochelle Farquharson, 40-02; 16. Ebony Brinker, 39-08

1500m Run Finals: Cory McGee, Florida, 4:13.48

MSU: 6. Rhianwedd Price, 4:18.07

100m Hurdles Finals: Kendra Harrison, Kentucky, 12.86

MSU: 5. Keisha Wallace, 13.38

Discus Throw: Shelbi Vaughan, Texas A&M, 208-08

MSU: 13. Haley Reynolds, 145-10

800m Run Finals: Yanique Malcolm, Alabama, 2:03.28

MSU: 8. Rhianwedd Price, 2:08.60

5000m Run: Diane Robison, Arkansas, 15:48.35

MSU: 12. Cornelia Griesche, 16:49.57; 19. Katie Huston, 17:19.43; 30. Jodie McGuff, 18:10.80

4x400m Relay: Texas A&M, 3:28.59

MSU: 10. Archer, McNeil, Wallace, Alzola

Women’s Team Standings

1. Arkansas 123

2. Florida 116.5

3. Texas A&M, 113

4. Kentucky 104

5. Georgia 70.5

6. LSU 65.5

7. Missouri 62

8. Alabama 36

9. Auburn 30

10. Tennessee 28

11. Mississippi State 26

12. South Carolina 25.5

13. Vanderbilt 15

14. Ole Miss 4

Men’s Results

Javelin Throw: Raymond Dykstra, Kentucky, 250-10

MSU: 9. Piotr Antosik, 216-06

Shot Put: Stipe Zunic, Florida, 67-04

MSU: 15. Tautvydas Kieras, 51-01

4x100m Relay: Texas A&M, 38.50

MSU: 11. Nunn, Anderson, Moona, Davis, 41.56

1500m Run: Keffri Neal, Kentucky, 3:48.69

MSU: 11. Patrick Monaghan, 3:52.43; 12. Damian Roszko, 3:53.26

400m Hurdles Finals: Gergory Coleman, Texas A&M, 49.88

MSU: 3. Scottie Hearn, 50.66, 4. Javon Davis, 50.90

5000m Run: Tanley Kebenei, 14:11.27

MSU: 11. Andrew Monaghan, 14:37.71; 13. Damian Roszko, 14:41.90; 23. John Valentine, 14:54.10; 35. Patrick Monaghan, 15:21.92; 36. Curtis Kelly, 15:26.00; 38. Juan Sanchez

4x400m Relay: Texas A&M, 3:01.19

MSU: 7. Hearn, Moona, McBride, Shoto, 3:09.02

Men’s Team Standings

1. Texas A&M 155

2. Arkansas 115.5

3. Florida 93

4. Georgia 92

5. Ole Miss 78

6. Kentucky 65.5

7. Auburn 50

8. LSU 43

9. Alabama 34

10. Mississippi State 26

11. Tennessee 24.5

12. South Carolina 23

13. Missouri 18.5 

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