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Xavier to play host to GCAC cross country meet
For immediate release . . . July 24, 2007
NOTE: Story revised July 27 with new October 6 meet and on August 14 with new September 7 meet

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University will be the host for the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships, and the Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets will compete in two other Louisiana meets, both in New Orleans, during the 2007 season.

Coach Joseph Moses announced on Tuesday Xavier's schedule, which will begin Friday, Aug. 31 in the Tulane Green Wave Invitational at City Park in New Orleans. That meet will be the first in New Orleans for Xavier's women since 2004 and the first for the men since 2003.

The Tulane meet will be the first of six consecutive weekly meets for Xavier. Then the Rush and Nuggets will take a week off from competition, then run in the GCAC Championships Oct. 20 at Highland Road Park in Baton Rouge. Xavier won the men's and women's team championships at the 2006 GCAC meet in Clinton, Miss.

Xavier and its city and GCAC rival, Loyola, will co-host the Big Easy Invitational at Audubon Park on Sept. 15.

Xavier will compete in Florida for the second consecutive year — this time at NAIA member Embry-Riddle's meet — and make consecutive trips to Memphis.

The Rush and Nuggets will compete Nov. 3 in the NAIA Region XIII Championships at Rome, Ga., where they'll attempt to qualify for the NAIA National Championships at Kenosha, Wis., on Nov. 17.

Xavier will return six All-GCAC runners — Ebony Harding, Lonique Moore, Stacey Young and Ashley Broden on the women's team, Darren Wallace and Bryan Khan on the men's — from the 2006 season. Harding and Wallace were second-team All-Region XIII, and Harding was All-Louisiana and the women's Louisiana Newcomer of the Year. Moses was the men's and women's GCAC and Louisiana Coach of the Year in 2006.

2007 Xavier University of Louisiana Men's Cross Country Schedule
NOTE: Schedule revised July 27 with new October 6 meet and on August 14 with new September 7 meet

Date           Meet                                      Site                                             Time       Distance 
August
31  Friday     Tulane Green Wave Invitational            City Park, New Orleans                           5:30 p.m.  2 miles
September 
 7  Friday     Southern Miss Invitational                Tatum Park, Hattiesburg, Miss.                   5 p.m.     4 miles
15  Saturday   Xavier/Loyola Big Easy Invitational       Audubon Park, New Orleans                        9:30 a.m.  8,000 meters
22  Saturday   Embry-Riddle/Smoothie King Invitational   Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Fla.     6:15 a.m.  8,000 meters
29  Saturday   Rhodes Invitational                       Plough Park, Memphis, Tenn.                      10:10 a.m. 8,000 meters
October                        
 6  Saturday   Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic           Rose Soccer Complex, Memphis, Tenn.              8:50 p.m.  8,000 meters
20  Saturday   GCAC Championships                        Highland Road Park, Baton Rouge, La.             10 a.m.    8,000 meters
November 
 3  Saturday   NAIA Region XIII Championships            Rome, Ga.                                        TBA        8,000 meters
17  Saturday   NAIA National Championships               Kenosha, Wis.                                    TBA        8,000 meters
2007 Xavier University of Louisiana Women's Cross Country Schedule
NOTE: Schedule revised July 27 with new October 6 meet and on August 14 with new September 7 meet
Date           Meet                                      Site                                             Time       Distance 
August
31  Friday     Tulane Green Wave Invitational            City Park, New Orleans                           5 p.m.     2 miles
September 
 7  Friday     Southern Miss Invitational                Tatum Park, Hattiesburg, Miss.                   4:30 p.m.  5,000 meters
15  Saturday   Xavier/Loyola Big Easy Invitational       Audubon Park, New Orleans                        9 a.m.     5,000 meters
22  Saturday   Embry-Riddle/Smoothie King Invitational   Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Fla.     6:55 a.m.  5,000 meters
29  Saturday   Rhodes Invitational                       Plough Park, Memphis, Tenn.                      9:30 a.m.  5,000 meters
October                        
 6  Saturday   Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic           Rose Soccer Complex, Memphis, Tenn.              8:10 p.m.  5,000 meters
20  Saturday   GCAC Championships                        Highland Road Park, Baton Rouge, La.             9 a.m.     5,000 meters
November 
 3  Saturday   NAIA Region XIII Championships            Rome, Ga.                                        TBA        5,000 meters
17  Saturday   NAIA National Championships               Kenosha, Wis.                                    TBA        5,000 meters

 

 
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