17 athletes represent Mid-South at Rio Olympics

17 athletes represent Mid-South at Rio Olympics

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - At least 17 people will be representing the Mid-South at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Take a look at the list below and keep tabs on our local and regional athletes beginning August 5:

Athlete or Coach Hometown Event Twitter handle Other
Kyle Clemons Jonesboro, AR Men's 4x400m relay @kc_quik
Jeff Henderson McAlmont, AR Men's long jump @Jeffery_Henders
Isabella Isaksen Fayetteville, AR Women's pentathlon  @IsabellaIsaksen
Margaux Isaksen Fayetteville, AR Women's pentathlon @MargauxIsaksen
Michael Tinsley Little Rock, AR Men's 400m hurdles @mr400hurdles
Lexi Weeks Cabot, AR Women's pole vault @LexiWeeks
Sam Kendricks Oxford, MS Men's pole vault @SamKendricks Attended Ole Miss 2012-2014
Kristin Armstrong Savola Boise, ID Women's road race time trial @K_Armstrong Born in Memphis, TN
Brittney Reese Gulfport, MS Women's long jump @DaLJBeast Attended Ole Miss 2007-2008
Ricky Robertson Hernando, MS Men's high jump @jump_Aholic Attended Ole Miss 2010-2014
Gwen Berry St. Louis, MO Women's hammer throw @BeRRy_EDible Current Ole Miss Track & Field assistant coach
Raven Saunders Charleston, SC Women's shot put @GiveMe1Shot Current Ole Miss sophomore
Connie Price-Smith Carbondale, IL Team USA women's head coach @OleMissTrack Current Ole Miss Track & Field head coach
Antwon Hicks Hot Springs, AR Men's 100m hurdles @Antwon_Hicks Attended Ole Miss 2002-2005 | Representing Nigeria
Khadijah Suleman Antioch, CA Women's 4x100m relay N/A Current Ole Miss senior
Anthony Perez Cumana, Venezuela Men's basketball N/A Current Ole Miss junior
Rafaelle Souza Salvador, Brazil Women's soccer N/A Attended Ole Miss 2011-2013
Pauls Pujats Riga, Latvia Men's pole vault @ppujats Attended University of Memphis 2012-2015

SLIDESHOW: 15 people represent Mid-South at Rio Olympics

Did we miss a local or regional athlete who will be heading to the 2016 Olympics? Let us know! Send an email to web@wmctv.com.

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