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Harding, Dotson run into XU all-time lists again
September 18, 2009

Results:  Men    Women

     LAFAYETTE, La. — Xavier University of Louisiana's Ebony Harding and Mark Dotson recorded the third fastest times in school history Friday at the Ragin' Cajuns Invitational cross country meet.
     Harding ran 5,000 meters in 20 minutes, 9.1 seconds to finish fifth out of 23 female runners. It was the 13th top-10 finish of her career and 10th time in the top five. Harding owns the six fastest 5K times in Gold Nuggets history.
     Dotson placed fourth out of 34 in the men's four-mile race in 21:58.7 — 27 hundredths of a second from his career best. It was Dotson's third top-five finish in as many collegiate meets.
     Matt Pieri was sixth for the Gold Rush in 22:17.6 — his third top-six in as many collegiate races — and Darren Wallace was 10th with a season-best 22:34.0. The top-10 finish was Wallace's third in a row, and Pieri's and Wallace's times rank 6-7 on XU's all-time list.
     XU's James Hearn ran a career-best 25:34.3. Running season bests were the Gold Nuggets' Ashley Taylor (22:33.4) and Jennifer Garcia (23:44.9) and Jordan Wilson (25:29.5) and Mario Myles (26:00.4) of the Gold Rush.
     Louisiana-Lafayette won both team titles and had both individual champions — Ashley Faulk (19:22.7) in the women's race and Reese Lee (21:43.2) in the men's.
     Both XU teams will compete next at the LSU Invitational on Sept. 26.


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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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