Claiming The Crown

Sam Kendricks

Ole Miss sophomore Sam Kendricks captured a national title in the men's pole vault at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last week.

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With his winning clearance of 18-8.25, the Oxford native became the first person in Ole Miss history to win an NCAA title in the pole vault. His crown is the 13th individual national championship in UM track & field program history, while he becomes the eighth Rebel to win at least one NCAA title. The others are Ralph Spry, George Kersh, Greg Saddler, Savante' Stringfellow, Antwon Hicks, Barnabas Kirui and Brittney Reese. Recommended Stories

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