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XU produces NAIA's best time this season at LSU Relays
March 23, 2013

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     BATON ROUGE, La. — Xavier University of Louisiana's Devinn Rolland, Zahri Jackson, Tramaine Shannon and Chartia Hurt ran the NAIA's fastest 1,600-meter relay time this season at the LSU Relays on Saturday.
     The four runners finished in 3 minutes, 54.13 seconds — the Gold Nuggets' fastest time since Xavier revived its track and field program in 2010. Rolland, Jackson, Shannon and Hurt met the A-qualifying standard for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Marion, Ind., in May. Xavier placed sixth out of 13 entries and finished ahead of five NCAA Division I teams.
     Jackson also met the A-qualifying standard in the 800-meter run. She finished fifth out of 31 entries in a career-best 2:12.01. LSU's Laura Carleton won in 2:11.08.
     Rolland met the NAIA's B-standard in the 100 for the second time this season, finishing eighth out of 50 sprinters in 12.17. Rolland also met the B-standard with a long jump of 5.55 meters (18 feet, 2 inches) and placed 11th out of 34 entries. She met the A-standard in the long jump three previous times this season.
     Chelsea James, Shannon, Hurt and Rolland finished third out of six teams in the 800-meter relay in a season-best 1:41.28. Catherine Fakler ran a season-best 2:22.01 in the 800 and placed 13th. Shannon ran a season-best 1:00.43 in the 400 and placed 28th out of 42 entries.
     The Rush and Nuggets will not compete next week during Xavier's spring break. They'll resume competition April 5 in the Mississippi College Twilight Invitational at Clinton, Miss.
     Here are all of Xavier's Saturday results from the LSU Relays:

     800:  Zahri Jackson, 5th in 2:12:01; Catherine Fakler, 13th in 2:22.01.
     800 Relay:  Chelsea James, Tramaine Shannon, Chartia Hurt, Devinn Rolland, 3rd in 1:41.28
     100:  Devinn Rolland, 8th in 12.17; Chelsea James, 24th in 12.54
     1,600 Relay:  Devinn Rolland, Zahri Jackson, Tramaine Shannon, Chartia Hurt, 6th in 3:54.13
     Long Jump:  Devinn Rolland, 11th in 5.55 meters (18 feet, 2 inches)
     400:  Tramaine Shannon, 28th in 1:00.43; Chartia Hurt, 33rd in 1:01.77

     Long Jump:  Christopher Kennie, 13th in 6.23 meters (20 feet, 5 inches)


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

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