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XU is host school for GCAC Championships at Gormley

Devinn Rolland

XU sophomore Devinn Rolland is a defending GCAC champion in the 100, 200 and long jump.

Meet Schedule
Field Events
8:45 a.m. — Men's Hammer (Women to follow)-practice track
9:30 a.m. — Men's High Jump (Women to follow)
9:30 a.m. — Women's Long Jump (Men to follow)
11 a.m. — Men's Javelin (Women to follow)-practice track
11 a.m. — Women's Shot (Men to follow)
1:35 p.m. — Men's Discus (Women to follow)
1:35 p.m. — Women's Triple Jump (Men to follow)
Based on entries the long jump, triple jump, shot and discus start times may be altered

Running Events
(in all running events, women will compete first)
9:30 a.m. — 3,000-Meter Steeplechase W/M
10:55 a.m. — National Anthem
11 a.m. — 400-Meter Relay W/M
11:20 a.m. — 1,500-Meter Run W/M
11:50 a.m. — 100-Meter Hurdles-Women
Noon — 110-Meter Hurdles-Men
12:15 p.m. — 400-Meter Dash W/M
12:45 p.m. — 3,200-Meter Relay W/M
1 p.m. — Break
2 p.m. — 100-Meter Dash W/M
2:20 p.m. — 400-Meter Hurdles W/M
2:45 p.m. — 800-Meter Run W/M
3:15 p.m. — 200-Meter Dash W/M
3:30 p.m. — 5,000-Meter Run W/M
4:45 p.m. — 1,600-Meter Relay W/M
5:15 p.m. — Awards and Presentations

      April 12, 2013

Performance lists, meet results

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana will play host to the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Tad Gormley Stadium.
     The one-day meet will commence with field events at 8:45 a.m. Track events will start at 9:30 a.m. Scheduled to compete are the men's and women's teams of Xavier, Dillard, Edward Waters, Fisk and SUNO and the men's team of Philander Smith.
     XU coach Joseph Moses said he expects his women to challenge for a team championship. XU sophomore Devinn Rolland, an NAIA All-America long jumper from Harvey, La., and a graduate of Cabrini High School in New Orleans, is the defending GCAC women's champion in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the long jump.
     Also back to defend titles for Xavier are Catherine Fakler in women's 1,500-meter run and Kwame Jackson in the men's 5,000.
     Rolland has the GCAC's best marks this season in the 100, 200 and long jump. Also first in their events from Xavier are Christopher Kennie in the men's long jump and Chartia Hurt in the women's 400.
     The men of Edward Waters and the women of Dillard are the defending team champions. Xavier won the GCAC women's title in 2011.
     Meet admission will cost $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. The final event, the women's and men's 1,600 relay, is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Awards will be presented at 5:15 p.m.
     Driving directions to Tad Gormley Stadium can be found by using 1000 Roosevelt Mall Street and the 70124 zip code as the destination. The Roosevelt Mall Street entrance will be the only one used for admittance to the stadium.

Aerial view of Tad Gormley Stadium and the practice track

Here'a a Google Maps aerial view of Tad Gormley Stadium and the practice track. Click on the image for a larger view.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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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