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Rush, Nuggets will compete 4 times in home state

February 20, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Four in-state meets are included on the 2014 Xavier University of Louisiana men's and women's outdoor track and field schedule.
     Coach Joseph Moses announced the schedule Thursday. This is the fifth season in XU's most recent revival of the sport.
     The Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets will compete in Louisiana at the McNeese Cowboys Relays in Lake Charles on March 15, the Tulane Team Challenge at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans on March 29, the Pelican Relays in Baton Rouge on April 4 and the Southeastern Invitational in Hammond on April 18.
     Xavier will begin the season March 1 in the Mississippi College Opener at Clinton, Miss., a suburb of Jackson.
     The Rush and Nuggets will compete April 12 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships. In 2013, Xavier won the GCAC women's team championship for the second time in three years.
     After four years in Marion, Ind., the NAIA Outdoor Championships will move to the Deep South for the first time since 1999. Gulf Shores, Ala., will be the meet site May 22-24.
     Xavier returns 15 All-GCAC performers — 13 women and two men — from 2013.

2014 Xavier University of Louisiana Outdoor Track and Field Schedule
March 1 (Sat):  Mississippi College Opener at James E. Parkman Track, Clinton, Miss.
March 15 (Sat.):  McNeese Cowboy Relays at McNeese Cameron Communications Track and Field Complex, Lake Charles, La.
March 29 (Sat.):  Tulane Team Challenge at Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans
April 4 (Fri.):  Pelican Relays at Roscoe Moore Track at A.W. Mumford Stadium, Baton Rouge, La.
April 12 (Sat.):  Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships, site TBA
April 18 (Fri.):  Southeastern Invitational at Southeastern Track Complex, Hammond, La.
April 20 (Sat.):  LSU Alumni Gold at Bernie Moore Track Stadium, Baton Rouge, La.
May 9 (Fri.):  Seminole Twilight Invitational at Mike Long Track, Tallahassee, Fla.
May 22-24 (Thu.-Sat.):  NAIA Outdoor Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium, Gulf Shores, Ala.


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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