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Oxford’s Sam Kendricks up for Team USA Male Olympic Athlete of the Year

Sam Kendricks is up for another prestigious award.

The Oxford native has been nominated for Team USA Male Olympic Athlete of the Year. The nomination comes after Kendricks was announced as a finalist for the IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year earlier this month.

Fans can vote online at teamusa.org/awards. Voting ends Oct. 30.

Kendricks, a graduate of Oxford High and a two-time NCAA outdoor pole vault champion during his time at Ole Miss from 2012-14, went undefeated through the 2017 season, becoming the first American male in a decade to win the IAAF World Championship. Kendricks preceded this season by finishing third in the pole vault at the Rio Olympics in 2016.