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Brianna Dekine

Brianna Dekine

     California salutatorian will run for Gold Nuggets
July 17, 2009

     NEW ORLEANS — Brianna Dekine, who recently accepted a full academic scholarship to Xavier University of Louisiana, will compete for the XU women's cross country team as a freshman this fall.
     Dekine, 5 feet 8 and 145 pounds, is from Culver City, Calif., and graduated from Culver City High School as salutatorian of her class. She ran a career-best of 2 minutes, 16.83 seconds for 800 meters in a second-place finish at the CIF Southern Section Division 2
Finals this year. Her other best times include 20:03 for three miles and 56.46 for 400 meters.
     Dekine, who hopes to attend medical school after Xavier, will be one of four freshmen on the 10-runner roster of the Gold Nuggets, who are seeking their fourth consecutive Gulf Coast Athletic Conference championship and a repeat appearance in the NAIA National Championship. Both Xavier teams will begin the season in early September.
     The Nuggets' other newcomers are Rubeneisha Cooper of Pearland, Texas, Sabrina Vargas of Brookshire, Texas, and Dominique Webb of Carson, Calif.

2009 Xavier women's cross country recruits
Name Ht. Wt. Yr.* Hometown High School
Rubeneisha Cooper 5-3 127 Fr. Pearland, Texas Pearland
Brianna Dekine 5-8 145 Fr. Culver City, Calif. Culver City
Sabrina Vargas 5-2 108 Fr. Brookshire, Texas Royal
Dominique Webb 5-3 105 Fr. Carson, Calif. St. Mary's Academy
* classification at Xavier in fall of 2009.


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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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