Robertson sets world-best mark
Mississippi high jumper clears bar at 7-7.25
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Ricky Robertson tallied the best high jump in the world for 2012 (7-7.25) to highlight the weekend for No. 14 Mississippi at the 68th Florida Relays.
Robertson’s leap also eclipsed the Florida Relays and Percy Beard Track records that had stood since 1993.
The Rebels held their own against No. 1 Florida, No. 3 Florida State, No. 11 Indiana, No. 17 Virginia Tech and No. 18 Georgia.
Sam Kendricks captured the pole vault title with a season-best height of 17-8.50.
The Rebel’s 4X100 meter-relay team composed of Mike Granger, Isiah Young, Creighton Serrette and Bradley Shields finished 12th overall and sixth among college teams running a relay time of 40.40.
On Friday, Isiah Young improved his own school-record time in the 200 meters, speeding to a time of 20.35. He crossed the line in third place behind Florida State's Maurice Mitchell (20.08) and Ramon Miller of Team Bahamas (20.29).
Carson Blanks ran one of the top 400-meter hurdle times of the year with a 50.79 to finish first among all college athletes and fourth overall in the event.