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Kitto and August sign scholarships to run for Gold Rush

July 25, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Brent Kitto of Chalmette, La., and Christopher August of Spring, Texas, has have signed scholarships with Xavier University of Louisiana's men's cross country program. Both also will compete in outdoor track during the spring.
     Kitto will be a sophomore athletically at Xavier in 2013-14 — he competed for Louisiana Tech in 2011-12 — and will begin his first year in XU's College of Pharmacy. August will be a freshman and a chemistry/pre-pharmacy major.
     Kitto, a 2011 graduate of Holy Cross High School in New Orleans, won four individual state titles in track. As a senior he was the Division II indoor champion at 1,600 meters,
     Brent Kitto

Brent Kitto
     Christopher August

Christopher August
and he was the Class 3A outdoor champion in the 1,600 and 3,200. As a junior he was the 3A outdoor champion in the 1,600. He led Holy Cross to the 3A outdoor team championship in 2011 and was chosen all-state after ranking No. 1 in the 1,600.
     Kitto led Holy Cross to 3A state championships in cross country in 2009 and 2010 and was second individually both years.
     At Louisiana Tech, Kitto helped the Bulldogs compile a 35-10 record in cross country with best times of 27 minutes, 28.54 seconds for 8,000 meters and 15:47.5 for three miles. He was the third-fastest freshman at the 2011 Western Athletic Conference Championships and was Tech's No. 3 finisher.
     August, a graduate of Klein Collins High School, was voted his cross country team's performer of the year as a junior and a senior. In 2012-13 he helped the Tigers place third in the regional cross country meet and second in the district and second in the area in outdoor track. He ran the 1,600 in 4:27 to break the school record by five seconds.
     Other best times for August include 2:04 in the 800, 16:20 for three miles and 17:05 in the 5,000.
     Xavier, the seven-time defending Gulf Coast Athletic Conference champion, will begin the cross country season in late August or early September.


 

 
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