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XU's Rolland is All-America long-jumper for 2nd time

May 22, 2014


     GULF SHORES, Ala. — Xavier University of Louisiana's Devinn Rolland long-jumped 18 feet, 7 inches Thursday to earn All-America honors for the second time in three years at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
     Rolland, competing in her third event of the day, placed fourth out of 24 jumpers. The top six individuals and relay teams in each event are named All-America.
     Rolland is a junior from Harvey, La., and a graduate of Cabrini High School in New Orleans.
     Rolland jumped 19-5 to finish sixth at nationals in 2012. Her best jump this season is 19-4.
     Xavier did not qualify for finals in any of its three track events. Rolland was 17th in 24.97 seconds in the 200-meter dash, and Catherine Fakler did not finish in the 1,500. The 400 relay squad of Kailey Williams, Rolland, Tramaine Shannon and Chelsea James was 15th in 47.75.
     Rolland will compete in the 100 preliminaries at 3:10 p.m. Friday.
     Devinn Rolland

Xavier's Devinn Rolland, third from right, receives her fourth-place award in the long jump at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.


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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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