Saturday, February 20, 2016

6 in-state meets on 2016 schedule for Rush, Nuggets

NEW ORLEANS — Nine meets, six in Louisiana, are on the 2016 Xavier University of Louisiana track and field schedule for men and women, coach Joseph Moses announced Friday.
The Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets will open the outdoor season in their home city March 4 in the Tulane Invitational at Tad Gormley Stadium. They'll return to Gormley April 23 as co-host with SUNO of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships.
Xavier also will compete in Louisiana at the McNeese Cowboy Relays March 12 in Lake Charles, the Louisiana Classics March 25-26 at Lafayette, the Leon Johnson NSU Invitational April 16 at Natchitoches and the Southeastern Invitational April 23 at Hammond.
Student-athletes who meet qualifying standards will be eligible to compete at the season-ending NAIA National Championships May 26-28 at Gulf shores, Ala.
Xavier' will attempt to win the GCAC women's team championship for the fourth consecutive year and the sixth time in seven seasons.

Schedules:  Men   •   Women

2016 Xavier University of Louisiana
Outdoor Track and Field Schedule

March 4 (Fri.):  Tulane Invitational at Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans, La.
March 12 (Sat.):  McNeese Cowboy Relays at McNeese Cameron Communications Track and Field Complex, Lake Charles, La.
March 18-19 (Fri.-Sat.):  Rhodes Invitational at Memphis, Tenn.
March 25-26 (Fri.-Sat.):  Louisiana Classics at Cajuns Track/Soccer Facility, Lafayette, La.
April 9 (Sat.):  Leon Johnson NSU Invitational at Walter P. Ledet Track Complex, Natchitoches, La.
April 16 (Sat.):  Southeastern Invitational at Southeastern Track Complex, Hammond, La.
April 23 (Sat.):  Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships at Tad Gormley Stadium, New Orleans, La.
May 13-14 (Fri.-Sat.):  HBCU National Classic at Louis Crews Stadium, Huntsville, Ala.
May 26-28 (Thu.-Sat.):  NAIA Outdoor Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium, Gulf Shores, Ala.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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