Xavier University athletics

Harding, Wallace lead Xavier at Ragin' Cajuns meet
For immediate release . . . September 15, 2006
Women's resultsMen's results

LAFAYETTE, La. — Sophomores Ebony Harding and Darren Wallace of Xavier University of Louisiana both finished in the top 30 Friday to lead their teams in the Ragin' Cajuns Invitational cross country race at Acadiana Park.

Harding ran 5,000 meters in 22 minutes, 12.76 seconds to place 22nd out of 57 runners in the women's race. Wallace ran 28th out of 60 in the 8,000-meter men's race with a time of 30:31.55.

Xavier, which won both team championships in last week's season-opening Southern University Invitational, scored 160 points to finish sixth out of seven women's teams. Xavier's men were seventh out of eight schools with 161 points.

Individual champions were Southeastern Louisiana's Mandy Wallace in the women's division (19:23.99) and Louisiana-Monroe's Maya Aden in the men's (26:49.38). Host Louisiana-Lafayette scored 56 points to edge runner-up SLU by two points for the women's team title, but SLU won the men's championship by the same margin over the Cajuns.

Xavier's next meet will be the LSU Tiger Festival at Highland Road Park in Baton Rouge, La., next Saturday. The 6,000-meter women's race will start at 7:45 a.m., followed by the men's 8,000-meter race at 9:15 a.m.
Results:
Women (5,000 meters)
Team
1. Louisiana-Lafayette 56
2. Southeastern Louisiana 58 
3. Northwestern State 70 
4. Louisiana-Monroe 78 
5. Grambling 104 
6. Xavier 160
7. Nicholls State 181

Individual (57 runners)
1. Mandy Wallace, Southeastern Louisiana, 19:23.99
2. Amanda Bartlett, Louisiana-Monroe, 19:44.15
3. Amy Harris, Louisiana-Monroe, 19:55.23
4. Jasmine Collins, Louisiana-Lafayette, 20:04.55
5. Jessica Baldino, Louisiana-Monroe, 20:19.80

Xavier
22. Ebony Harding 22:12.76
35. Stacey Young 23:30.34
36. Ashley Broden 23:32.52
42. Amani Harlee 24:21.32
46. Mimi Mornay 24:59.58
  
Men (8,000 meters)
Team
1. Southeastern Louisiana 56
2. Louisiana-Lafayette 58
3. Grambling 68
4. Louisiana-Monroe 81
5. McNeese State 129
6. Northwestern State 138
7. Xavier 161
8. Louisiana College 233

Individual (60 runners)
1. Maya Aden, Louisiana-Monroe, 26:49.38
2. Shane Rayners, Southeastern Louisiana, 27:16.68
3. Kevin Castille, unattached, 27:29.36
4. Philip Guidry, Louisiana-Lafayette, 27:35.29
5. Alan Foolks, unattached, 27:36.01

Xavier
28. Darren Wallace 30:31.55
32. Chris Butler 31:05.04
38. Joe Drexler-Dreis 31:34.12
43. Chase Guidry, 31:58.34
47. Bryan Khan 32:34.33
Joshua Miles did not finish

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