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Matt Pieri

Matt Pieri

     XU's Pieri named GCAC Runner of the Week
September 8, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Matt Pieri is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Runner of the Week in men's cross country for Aug. 30-Sept. 5.
     Pieri, a sophomore from New Orleans and a 2009 graduate of Brother Martin High School, ran four miles in 22 minutes, 46.10 seconds Friday to place 11th in the season-opening Southern Miss Invitational at Hattiesburg, Miss. His time ranks 10th on XU's all-time list at that distance.
     It's the second time in 10 collegiate meets that Pieri was Xavier's fastest finisher. It's the 10th time in three years that a Xavier male runner won the GCAC award and the second time for Pieri.
     Nominations and voting for the GCAC's weekly athlete awards are conducted by the conference's sports information directors.
     Xavier will compete Saturday in the Radisson Hotel Wolfpack Classic at Lafreniere Park in suburban Metairie, La. The women's race will start at 8 a.m., followed by the men's race at 8:35. Both races will cover 5,000 meters (3.1 miles). Other colleges scheduled to compete are Belhaven, Dillard, Loyola, Millsaps, Mobile, Spring Hill and William Carey.


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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 teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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