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Xavier's Pieri continues his run on GCAC weekly award
October 13, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — For the fourth time this season, Xavier University of Louisiana's Matt Pieri is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Runner of the Week in men's cross country.
     Pieri, a sophomore from New Orleans and a graduate of Brother Martin High School, ran 8,000 meters in a season-best 28 minutes, 15.31 seconds Friday to finish 18th out of 74 non-NCAA Division I runners in the Mississippi College/Watson Ford Invitational at Clinton, Miss. Overall he placed 36th out of 131 men.
     Pieri is the second Gold Rush harrier to win the GCAC award four or more times in a season since its establishment in 2008. Mark Dotson won five times in 2009. Xavier has won all five GCAC men's Runner of the Week awards this season — Ray Walston earned the other — and 12 of 14 since the start of the 2009 season.
     Xavier's next meet — its final one of the regular season — will be the Demon Invitational at Walter P. Ledet Track Complex in Natchitoches, La., on October 22. The women's 6,000-meter race will start at 4 p.m., followed by the men's 8,000-meter race at 4:30. Northwestern State is the host school.


 

 
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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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