Men's Results •
Xavier men first in Tulane meet
For immediate release . . . August 31, 2007
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana freshmen Milo Barry
(Baltimore) and David Salmon (Shorewood, Wis.), in their first collegiate
cross country meet, ran 3-4 Friday and helped the Gold Rush lead the team
scoring in the men's division of the season-opening Tulane Green Wave
Invitational at City Park.
The Rush scored a perfect 15 points and easily outdistanced runner-up
Belhaven with 48. The two Gulf Coast Athletic Conference schools were
the only ones with enough runners to score in the men's division.
Xavier scored 130 points to place fifth out of six schools in the women's division.
Barry, a city champion as a junior in 2005 at Digital Harbor High School,
ran two miles in 10 minutes, 46.3 seconds. Salmon, who helped Shorewood High
School win three consecutive Division 2 state championships, covered the
course in 10.47.84. Twenty-five men ran.
Junior Joe Drexler-Dreis, a prep teammate of Salmon, was seventh in 11:15.47.
It was the second consecutive year that Xavier's men opened the season
with a victory. They did it last year in the Southern University Invitational
at Baton Rouge, La., en route to winning their first GCAC men's championship six weeks later.
The men's individual champion was Kalphys Kemboi, who ran unattached, in 10:25.02.
Two-time All-GCAC runners Lonique Moore (Washington, D.C.) and Ashley Broden (Baton Rouge)
led Xavier in the two-mile women's race. Moore was 26th out of 44 runners in 14:35.72,
and Broden was 28th in 14:41.84.
Tulane swept the team and individual championships. The Green Wave scored
15 points — Jackson State was second with 61 — and Rebecca Coady
won the race in 11:32.75, a faster time than more than half of the men's runners.
Xavier will compete next Friday in the Southern Miss Invitational at Tatum Park in
Hattiesburg, Miss. The women will run 5,000 meters at 4:30 p.m., and the men will run
four miles at 5 p.m.