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Harding is GCAC Runner of the Week
October 1, 2008

     NEW ORLEANS — Ebony Harding of Xavier University of Louisiana is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Runner of the Week in women's cross country for Sept. 22-28.
     Harding, a junior from Baton Rouge, La., and a 2005 graduate of Baton Rouge High School, ran 5,000 meters in 20 minutes, 39 seconds Saturday and finished 15th out of 106 runners in the Rhodes Invitational at Memphis, Tenn. Harding has been the Gold Nuggets' fastest finisher in all 16 meets of her career.
     Harding is the second Xavier runner to be honored this season. Freshman Ray Walston won the men's award for Sept. 15-21. This is the first season of weekly GCAC awards in cross country.
     Xavier will compete Oct. 11 in the University of Dallas Invitational at Irving, Texas. The women will run 6,000 meters at 9 a.m., and the men will run 8,000 meters at 10 a.m. It will be Xavier's fourth 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. 22-28 — Ebony Harding, junior, Xavier

Sept. 1-7 — Michael Sinkey, freshman, Mobile
Sept. 8-14 — no nominees
Sept. 15-21 — Ray Walston, freshman, Xavier
Sept. 22-28 — no nominees


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
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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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