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XU's Jackson siblings run away with conference awards

September 12, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana cross country siblings Zahri and Kwame Jackson are the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Runners of the Week for Sept. 5-11.
     The Jacksons are freshmen from Kingwood, Texas — a Houston suburb — and graduates of Kingwood Park High School.
     Zahri Jackson is the first XU female harrier to win the GCAC award in consecutive weeks. She set a school record of 19 minutes, 15.18 seconds for 5,000 meters Saturday in the Four Points by Sheraton Loyola Wolfpack
Zahri Jackson

Zahri Jackson
Kwame Jackson

Kwame Jackson
Invitational at Metairie, La. Jackson placed third overall and was the first collegiate finisher.
     Kwame Jackson placed fourth in the men's division of the Loyola meet and was the No. 2 collegiate finisher. His 5K time of 16:12.13 is the fastest by an XU male since the record was set in 2000. He has top-10 finishes in both his collegiate meets.
     Both XU teams will compete Friday evening in the Ragin' Cajuns Invitational at Lafayette, La.


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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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