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School-Record Six Rebels Chosen For NCAA Indoor T&F Championships

Six Ole Miss athletes have been selected to compete in this year's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, which are scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Nampa, Idaho. 

Headlining the group is junior All-American Ricky Robertson. The Hernando, Miss., native was recently selected as the 2012 SEC Indoor Field Athlete of the Year after winning his third straight SEC indoor high jump title. He will enter his third NCAA Indoor Championships ranked fifth nationally (7-04.50) in the high jump and will also compete in the triple jump where he ranks 15th in the country. 

The other Rebels invited to the NCAA Championships include junior All-American sprinter Mike Granger, senior All-American long jumper Caleb Lee and senior sprinter Isiah Young for the men, along with sophomore pentathlete Fabia and junior pole vaulter Neal Tisher. 

The total of six athletes is the most ever sent by Ole Miss to the NCAA Indoor Championships for individual events. 

The Rebels are looking to build off last year's results in which the men finished 11th in the nation at the NCAA Indoor Championships, while the Rebel women were 23rd. 

Granger earned an NCAA runner-up finish in the 60 meters last year. He also placed second in the event at this year's SEC Indoor Championships, clocking a season-best 6.63. He ranks 11th nationally. 

This weekend will mark Lee's second NCAA Indoor Championships. He currently ranks 13th nationally in the long jump with his season-best mark of 25-3.25 occurring at the Tyson Invitational. 

Young will be participating in his first NCAA Indoor Championships. The former Allen Community College product ranks ninth nationally in the 60 meters with his personal-best time of 6.62 (Tyson Invitational), which ranks him fourth-best in school history in the event. 

On the women's side, McDonald, last year's SEC Female Freshman Field Athlete of the Year for the indoor season, ranks 14th nationally in the pentathlon. She will be participating in her first NCAA Indoor Championships after breaking her previous school record in the event at this year's SEC Indoor Championships with a total of 4,005 points. 

Tisher enters her first NCAA Indoor Championships following a performance at the Alabama High Tide Qualifier last weekend, where she broke her previous school record in the pole vault. Jumping a height of 13-11 in Birmingham, Tisher heads to Nampa ranked 12th nationally in the event. 

ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 9 from 7:30-11:45 p.m. ET and March 10 from 8-11:15 p.m. ET. A tape delay of the championship will air Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. 

NCAA.com and broncosports.com will stream what ESPN3 is not covering on Friday (Noon-7:30 p.m. ET) and Saturday (12:30-8 pm ET).