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Ole Miss rising senior Isiah Young will represent Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Young burst onto the international scene with a record-breaking junior year for the Rebels. He will run the 200 meters in London, an event in which he broke the school record, claimed an SEC title and was named an All-American earlier this year.

Fast Facts

Name: Isiah Young
Year: Rising senior
Hometown: Junction City, Kansas
Age: 22
Junior College: Allen Community College
Personal-best 200m: 20.16
Personal-best 100m: 10.08

Blog entry - July 26, 2012

My training in Europe has been great! I love getting to work with some of the professionals, and we give it everything we've got at practice. Europe has been good. I took some pictures. I head to the Olympic village on Thursday, and that's when I get to see everything and other athletes from other countries. So I'm just in Birmingham (England) training right now.

I'm most excited to see everybody that's going to be representing the USA at the Games and for when they call us to come up at the Opening Ceremonies. I plan on going to see as many of the sports and events as I can to get my mind off my race until it gets here. I've got to see the basketball team and see how big some of those players really are.

Ole Miss fans, thanks for the support. It's a true blessing to make it all the way here. All or nothing at everything u do!

Until next time,


Blog entry - July 18, 2012

Well, my flight to Europe was great!! That is, all three of them that it took to get over here. The two shorter flights I got the window seat, and for my 9-hour flight I got the whole row!! I flew into Houston, then to London. London is too nice! Then I got picked up and dipped off to Monaco.

All I'm doing for this meet in Monaco is just the 4x1 relay. (The meet is a Samsung Diamond League competition on Friday, July 20).

I'm just looking forward to how the living style is over here. I've seen a rich lifestyle up here. It would be an honor to even be a janitor in Monaco. And the food is different here. I don't know why, it just tastes different.

I will get to London probably on Monday.

That's all for now. Talk to you again soon. Go Rebels! Go USA!


If you watched the Olympic trials tonight from Eugene, Ore., you saw a pair of Rebels earn spots on the U.S.A. Track & Field team in junior sprinter Isiah Young and former long jumper Brittney Reese. They will join India tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi and U.S.A. women's basketball assistant coach Jennifer Gillom among the Ole Miss representation in London. In our history, they will make it 11 Rebels to participate in the Olympics across all sports, and this will mark the seventh games to feature at least one Ole Miss athlete. Here is a breakdown of the all-time list.

Women's Basketball
Jennifer Gillom (USA) - gold medalist, player 1988; assistant coach 2012
Peggie Gillom (USA) - gold medalist, assistant coach 2000
Van Chancellor (USA) - gold medalist, head coach 2004

Track & Field
Allan Ince (Barbados) - men's 400 meter hurdles 1988
Gary Kinder (USA) - men's decathlon 1988
Tony Dees (USA) - silver medalist, men's 100 meter hurdles 1992
Alvin Haynes (Barbados) - men's triple jump 1992
Savante' Stringfellow (USA) - men's long jump 2000
Brittney Reese (USA) - women's long jump 2008, 2012
Isiah Young (USA) - men's 200 meters 2012

Men's Tennis
Mahesh Bhupathi (India) - men's doubles 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012

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