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Gold Nuggets' 400 relay team reaches A-standard again
April 4, 2014

Results  (PDF file)

     BATON ROUGE, La. — Another national qualifying mark in the 400-meter relay was among many highlights of the Xavier University of Louisiana women's track and field team at the Pelican Relays on Friday.
     The Gold Nuggets' Kaylee Moore, Devinn Rolland, Kailey Williams and Chelsea James completed the relay in 47.54 seconds, finishing fifth but producing the fastest time in Joseph Moses' five seasons as XU's coach. It was the second consecutive week that the XU relay met the A-quaifying standard for next month's NAIA National Championships.
     Rolland also met NAIA B-standards in the long jump (second place in 18 feet, 1 inch) and the 100 (fourth place, 12.17), events in which she already has reached A-standards this season.
     Reaching the B-standard for the first time was Catherine Fakler, who won the 1,500 in 4:42.12. Teammate Ashley Flournoy ran second in 5:05.26.
     Finishing third and producing season bests were Fakler in the 800 (2:23.11), Tramaine Shannon in the 400 (58.13), Reeka Belton in the 3,000 (12:09.01) and Terri Cunningham in the 400 hurdles (1:08.50).
     Xavier got additional season bests from Moore in the 100 (12.54), Williams in the 400 (1:02.51) and Angelica Alexander in the triple jump (34-1 3/4).
     There was no team scoring. Xavier's men did not compete.
     Both XU teams will compete April 12 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Xavier's women won GCAC team championships in 2013 and 2011. Dillard is the host school.
     Here are all the Xavier results from the Pelican Relays:

     100:  Devinn Rolland, 4th in 12.17; Chelsea James, 8th in 12.49; Kaylee Moore, 12th in 12.57
     400:  Tramaine Shannon, 3rd in 58.13; Kailey Williams, 14th in 1:02.51
     800:  Catherine Fakler, 3rd in 2:23.11; Ashley Flournoy, 8th in 2:35.48; Briana Simms, 10th in 2:48.86
     1,500:  Catherine Fakler, 1st in 4:42.12; Ashley Flournoy, 2nd in 5:05.26; Briana Simms, 7th in 5:35.65
     3,000:  Reeka Belton, 3rd in 12:09.01
     400 Hurdles:  Terri Cunningham, 3rd in 1:08.50
     400 Relay:  Kaylee Moore, Devinn Rolland, Kailey Williams, Chelsea James, 5th in 47.54
     High Jump:  Angelica Alexander, 4th in 1.57 meters (5 feet, 1 inches)
     Long Jump:  Devinn Rolland, 2nd in 5.51 meters (18 feet, 1 inch)
     Triple Jump:  Angelica Alexander, 7th in 10.39 meters (34 feet, 1 inches); Chelsea Broussard, 8th in 10.38 meters (34 feet, inch)


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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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