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Fakler wins, Jackson and Rolland 2nd at McNeese meet
March 15, 2014

Results (PDF files):  Men    Women

     LAKE CHARLES, La. — Xavier University of Louisiana got a victory from Catherine Fakler, seconds from Zahri Jackson and Devinn Rolland and a fifth-place team finish Saturday in the women's division of the McNeese Cowboy Relays track and field meet.
     Fakler (4 minutes, 44.21 seconds) and Jackson (4:47.55) finished 1-2 in the 1,500-meter run. Rolland, already qualified for the NAIA National Championships in May, long-jumped 19 feet, one-half inch to finish second.
     Also second was the Gold Nuggets' 400-meter relay team of Chelsea James, Kaylee Moore, Katelyn McMorris and Rolland. Their time was 48.21, which meets the NAIA's B-qualifying standard for the national meet.
     The Gold Nuggets scored 67 points and finished ahead of NCAA Division I's Texas Southern and Nicholls State. Louisiana-Lafayette won the women's title with 371½ points.
     Best finishes for the XU men were fifth by Christopher Kennie in the long jump (20-6¼) and sixth by Brent Kitto in the 1,500 (4:14.84). The Gold Rush scored 10 points and placed sixth among men's teams. McNeese State won that division with 190 points.
     The next meet for the Gold Nuggets and Gold Rush will be the Tulane Team Challenge on March 29 at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans.
     Here are all the Xavier results from the McNeese Cowboy Relays:

     100:  Chelsea James, 6th in 12.76; Kaylee Moore, 8th in 12.94
     1,500:  Catherine Fakler, 1st in 4:44.21; Zahri Jackson, 2nd in 4:47.55; Ashley Flournoy, 9th in 5:14.49
     3,000:  Donyé Coleman, 11th in 11:26.90; Briana Simms, 12th in 11:31.41; Hannah Finnegan, 13th in 11:40.96; Reeka Belton, 15th in 12:24.25
     400 Relay:  Chelsea James, Kaylee Moore, Katelyn McMorris, Devinn Rolland, 3rd in 48.21
     800 Relay:  Chelsea James, Katelyn McMorris, Tramaine Shannon, Devinn Rolland, 5th in 1:44.37
     1,600 Sprint Medley Relay:  Kailey Williams, Devinn Rolland, Tramaine Shannon, Danielle Rogers, 4th in 4:20.00
     3,200 Relay:  Ashley Flournoy, Catherine Fakler, Briana Simms, Danielle Rogers, 3rd in 10:00.83
     High Jump:  Angelica Alexander, 5th in 1.55 meters (5 feet, 1 inch)
     Long Jump:  Devinn Rolland, 2nd in 5.80 meters (19 feet, 0½ inch); Katelyn McMorris, 12th in 4.84 meters (15 feet, 10½ inches)
     Discus:  Loryn Darthard, 11th in 30.80 meters (101 feet, 0¾ inch)
     Team Scoring:  1, Louisiana-Lafayette 371½. 2, McNeese State 305½. 3, Northwestern State 195. 4, New Orleans 118. 5, Xavier 67. 6, Texas Southern 65. 7, Nicholls State 45. 8, Southwest Christian JC 31.

     1,500:  Brent Kitto, 6th in 4:14.84; Christopher August, 8th in 4:21.61
     3,000:  Kwame Jackson, 10th in 9:38.48.
     Long Jump:  Christopher Kennie, 5th in 6.25 meters (20 feet, 6¼ inches)
     Team Scoring:  1, McNeese State 190. 2, Louisiana-Lafayette 182. 3, New Orleans 79. 4, Northwestern State 71. 5, Southwest Christian JC 16. 6, Xavier 10.


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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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