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Finnegan, with state's best time since '11, is All-Louisiana

June 28, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University's Hannah Finnegan, the 2014 state leader in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, earned a berth on the All-Louisiana track and field team announced late Saturday.
     The top three performers in each event, based on times compiled by the NCAA and NAIA, earn All-Louisiana.
     Finnegan, a sophomore from Pekin, Ill., and a graduate of Tremont High School, set an XU record of 11 minutes, 9.53 seconds in the steeplechase at the Tulane Team Challenge on March 29. Finnegan's time is the fastest by a woman from a Louisiana university since Nicholls State's Kadi Whisnant (10:47.15) in 2011.
     Finnegan is the second from Xavier to be named All-Louisiana in women's or men's track and field. Catherine Fakler was All-Louisiana in 2013 in the women's steeplechase and the 5,000.
     The Gold Nuggets in 2014 won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference outdoor championship for the second consecutive season and the third time in four years. They posted their highest-ever finish, 25th, at the NAIA National Championships.
     Hannah Finnegan

Hannah Finnegan


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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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