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Belton, Flournoy, Rogers sign with Gold Nuggets

Reeka Belton

Reeka Belton
     Ashley Flournoy

Ashley Flournoy
     Danielle Rogers

Danielle Rogers
     June 13, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Reeka Belton of Katy, Texas, Ashley Flournoy of Richmond, Texas, and Danielle Rogers of Lafayette, La., have signed scholarships with Xavier University of Louisiana's women's cross country program. They also will compete in the spring for XU in outdoor track and field.
     All three will be freshmen in the 2013-14 academic year.
     Belton was a member of the cross country and track programs at Katy High School. The cross country team placed seventh at the 2012 Class 5A state meet and won a district championship. Belton was an academic all-state selection in track. Her best cross country times are 11 minutes, 45 seconds for two miles and 20:06 for 5,000 meters, and her best track times include 2:26.82 in the 800, 5:17 in the 1,500 and 5:35 in the 1,600.
     While running for the club Track Houston, she posted top-8 finishes in the 3,200 relay at the USATF National Junior Olympics in 2010 and 2011.
     Flournoy competed for George Ranch High School and helped the Longhorns win district championships in cross country and outdoor track her junior year and in cross country her senior year. She was a district track champion in the 800 and 1,600 outdoors as a junior.
     Best times of Flournoy include 15:47.68 in the 4,000 and 20:42.43 in the 5,000 in cross country and 2:23 for the 800, 5:39.68 for the 1,600 and 12:46 for 2 miles in outdoor track.
     Rogers competed for Northside High School — where she won Class 4A state outdoor championships at 800 meters and in the 3,200 relay in 2012 — and had a combined 10 years of club competition with Focus Athletics and U.S. Express Track Club. She placed eighth in the 800 in the young women's division of the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympics.
     The best times of Rogers include 21:47.48 for three miles in cross country and 5:41.77 in the indoor 1,600 and 2:17 in the 800 on the track. She also played basketball for Northside and was a two-time all-defensive team selection in her district.
     Belton will be a pre-pharmacy major at Xavier, Flournoy is undecided on her major — she hopes for a career as a physical therapist — and Rogers will be a biology/pre-pharmacy major.
     In women's and men's cross country, Xavier is a seven-time defending Gulf Coast Athletic Conference champion and a 4-time qualifier during the past five seasons for the NAIA National Championships. Xavier won GCAC women's outdoor track championships in 2011 and 2013.


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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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