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Nuggets' season ends with no advances at NAIA meet
May 24, 2013

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     MARION, Ind. — Xavier University of Louisiana's SiMon Franklin and Devinn Rolland did not qualify Friday in preliminary heats of the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships..
     Franklin ran 400 meters in 59.57 seconds to rank 14th. She missed advancing to Saturday's final by nearly 2.5 seconds. Rolland ran 100 meters in 12.16 to tie for 11th in the 100 preliminaries. The slowest qualifying time to reach the final was 11.97.
     Indiana Tech recorded the fastest qualifying times in both events -- sophomore Kirsten Flake in the 400 (54.75) and senior Adella King in the 100 (11.47).
     Although the meet will conclude Saturday, the Gold Nuggets' season ended Friday. It was the final collegiate competition for Franklin, a senior who also was a 1,000-point career scorer in basketball and received her bachelor's degree from Xavier on May 11. Rolland, an All-America long jumper in 2012 and a two-time Gulf Coast Athletic Conference champion in the 100, 200 and long jump, will have two more seasons of eligibility.


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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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