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Pieri, Walston record season bests at Watson Ford meet
October 8, 2010

Results:  Men    Women

     CLINTON, Miss. — Matt Pieri and Ray Walston recorded season bests for 8,000 meters Friday to lead the Xavier University of Louisiana men's cross country team in the Mississippi College/Watson Ford Invitational at Choctaw Trails.
     Pieri finished in 28 minutes, 15.31 seconds — nearly 57 seconds faster than his previous best — and was 18th out of 74 runners in the non-NCAA Division I group. Walston shaved approximately 75 seconds from his season low and finished 22nd in 28:47.93.
     Anna D'Souza (17th out of 71 runners, 26:09.58) and Donyť Coleman (30th, 27:50.90) were Xavier's top finishers in the 6,000-meter women's race.
     Xavier scored 133 points to finish sixth out of 10 women's teams and 162 points to place seventh out of 10 men's teams.
     Leaders among the non-D1 women were SUNO's Monicah Jepkemboi (24:09.08) and West Florida with 31 points. West Florida's Eddie Pagan was the fastest male finisher (26:19.99) and led the Argonauts to the team championship with 25 points.
     Southern Miss had the fastest three women among the Division I schools — Stephanie Ledgerwood was first in 22:44.91 — but Tulane outscored the Lady Golden Eagles 44-46 to win the team championship. Grambling's Darwin Price won the D1 men's race (25:20.39), and Mississippi Valley outscored Grambling 54-60 for the team title. Nine men's teams and nine women's teams scored in Division I.


 

 
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