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Walston is GCAC Runner of the Week
September 25, 2008

     NEW ORLEANS — Ray Walston of Xavier University of Louisiana is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Runner of the Week in men's cross country for Sept. 15-21.
     Walston, a freshman from Atlanta, Ga., and a 2008 graduate of Mays High School, ran 8,000 meters in 27 minutes, 11 seconds Saturday and finished sixth out of 43 runners in the Gulf Coast Stampede at Pensacola, Fla. Walston's time is the fastest by a Xavier male in the past three seasons.
     This is the first season that the GCAC has weekly awards in cross country, and Walston is the first from Xavier to earn an award.
     Xavier will compete Saturday in the Rhodes Invitational at Memphis, Tenn. The women will run 5,000 meters at 9:30 a.m., and the men will run 8,000 meters at 10:10 a.m. It will be Xavier's third competition of the season.
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
2008 Runners of the Week

Sept. 1-7 — Sherri McIntosh, senior, Mobile
Sept. 8-14 — Sherri McIntosh, senior, Mobile
Sept. 15-21 — Sherri McIntosh, senior, Mobile

Sept. 1-7 — Michael Sinkey, freshman, Mobile
Sept. 8-14 — no nominees
Sept. 15-21 — Ray Walston, freshman, Xavier


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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