Sunday, March 27, 2016

XU's Quincy qualifies for NAIA nationals in women's 400

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — Xavier University of Louisiana's Kayla Quincy ran the women's 400-meter dash in 57.06 seconds Saturday to place fifth at the Louisiana Classics track and field meet and qualify for the NAIA National Championships.
Quincy, a junior, is XU's first this year to qualify for the national meet May 26-28 at Gulf Shores, Ala. She met the NAIA's B-qualifying standard of 57.36 seconds.
Also recording team-leading season-best times for the Gold Nuggets were Chelsea James in the 100 (12.34), Maliya Vaughan in the 800 (2:28.88) and 1,500 (5:07.61), Dionysia Love in the 5,000 (20:17.18) and Tylor Row in the 400 hurdles (1:11.86).
The Gold Rush got team-leading season-best times from Ethan Gipson in the 100 (11.32), Ammiel Williams in the 400 (53.46), Erwin Simmons in the 110 hurdles (17.36) and 400 hurdles (1:08.98) and Christopher Kennie in the long jump (6.57 meters / 21 feet, 6 3/4 inches).
Vaughan placed 10th in the 1,500, and Clarke Allen was seventh in the triple jump (10.62 meters / 34-10 1/4). For the Gold Rush, Darrick Williams ran seventh in the 5,000 (19:42.79), and Kennie was 10th in the long jump and matched the longest distance of his XU career.
The meet was Xavier's third of the outdoor season. Louisiana-Lafayette was the host school. Next for the Rush and Nuggets will be the Mississippi College Twilight Invitational at Clinton, Miss., on Friday.
Here are all of Xavier's Saturday results from the Louisiana Classics:

100: Chelsea James, 15th in 12.34; Destini Thomas, 22nd in 12.66; Martina Wright, 23rd in 12.67; Alexis Milton, 27th in 12.85; Katelynn McMorris, 28th in 12.87; Kailey Williams, 30th in 12.93; Kee-Myah Henderson, 35th in 13.27
400: Kayla Quincy, 5th in 57.06; Chinyere Jones, 27th in 1:01.30; Janelle Jones, 28th in 1:01.48; Ky'Reon McBride, 30th in 1:02.62; Terri Cunningham, 31st in 1:03.98
800: Maliya Vaughan, 21st in 2:28.88; Chinyere Jones, 25th in 2:31.74; Brianna Pace, 31st in 2:35.50
1,500: Maliya Vaughan, 10th in 5:07.61
5,000: Dionysia Love, 11th in 20:17.18; Brianna Pace, 14th in 22:02.20; Hannah Finnegan, 15th in 22:32.15; Maliya Vaughan, 16th in 22:51.76
400 Relay: Martina Wright, Destini Thomas, Clarke Allen, Chelsea James, 9th in 48.90.
1,600 Relay: Chinyere Jones, Kailey Williams, Ky'Reon McBride, Kayla Quincy, 5th in 4:01.84
100 Hurdles: Tylor Row, 26th in 21.16
400 Hurdles: Tylor Row, 20th in 1:11.86
 Triple Jump: Clarke Allen, 7th in 10.62 meters (34 feet, 10 1/4 inches)

100: Ethan Gipson, 37th in 11.32
400: Ammiel Williams, 28th in 53.46; Langston Adams, 30th in 54.71
 800: Ammiel Williams, 29th in 2:04.77
1,500: Christopher August, 17th in 4:15.10; 29th in 4:38.57; Darrick Williams, 31st in 5:00.86
5,000: Darrick Williams, 7th in 19:42.79; Christopher August, did not finish
110 Hurdles: Erwin Simmons, 29th in 17.36
400 Hurdles: Erwin Simmons, 24th in 1:08.98
Long Jump: Christopher Kennie, 10th in 6.57 meters (21 feet, 6 3/4 inches); Keairez Coleman, 16th in 6.04 meters (19 feet, 9 3/4 inches)
Triple Jump: Keairez Coleman, 7th in 13.01 meters (42 feet, 8 1/4 inches)

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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