Ole Miss Recruiting Rundown!

Ole Miss's distance program ranks among the top in the NCAA as Coach Ryan Vanhoy, who is in his fourth season with the program, has transformed this squad into a force to reckon with.  

Under his short time with the Ole Miss team, he has taken the men's program from a 30th place finish at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships in 2015 to a fourth place, a podium finish in 2016. 

Vanhoy has coached some of the best the NCAA: 

Ryan Walling- was named co-winner of the Cliff Harper Trophy, an award given to the athlete who receives the most points in the SEC meet.  

Craig Engels- finished 4th in the 800m in 1:46.03 and 5th in the 1500m in 3:37.66 at the USA Olympic Trials just missing Team USA in not one but two events.  

MJ Erb- run a 8:37 in the steeple chase to qualify for the USA Olympic Trials Finals. He also earned All-American honors as he finished 6th in the country at the NCAA Divison 1 Cross Country Championships.

Above are just a few of the elite athletes who rose to the top while at Ole Miss and with a solid recruiting class coming in thing looks good for Rebels in the future.

University of Mississippi 2017 Recruiting Class:


-Waleed Suliman: Mid Distance

-Everett Smulders: Mid Distance

-John Rivera: Mid Distance

-Tyler Moore: Distance

-Cade Bethmann: Distance

-Ben Savino: Distance

-Connor Weckerly: Throws

-Griffin Riley: Distance

-Peyton Weissmann: Pole Vault


-Shay Taiwo: Throws

-Emma McClellan: Distance

-Nicole Rice: Distance

-Alexa King: Distance

-Victoria Simmons: Distance

-Maddy King: Distance