Sunday, March 20, 2016

XU's Quincy runs 3rd in 400 at Rhodes Invitational

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Kayla Quincy's third-place finish in the women's 400-meter dash was the Saturday highlight for Xavier University of Louisiana in the Rhodes Invitational track and field meet.
Quincy's time of 58.13 seconds matches the second-fastest in this event by an XU woman since SiMon Franklin's school-record performance of 56.74 at the 2013 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships.
The Gold Nuggets also got top-10 individual performances from Tylor Row in the women's 100 hurdles (fifth in 16.61), Destini Thomas in the women's 100 (10th in 12.72) and Clarke Allen in the women's 200 (10th in 26.05). For the XU men, Keairez Coleman was seventh in the long jump (6.07 meters/19 feet, 11 inches), and Christopher Kennie was eighth (6.04 meters/19-9 3/4).
There was no team scoring in the meet, which was Xavier's second of the outdoor season. The Nuggets and Gold Rush will compete Friday and Saturday in the Louisiana Classics at Lafayette, La.
Here are all the Xavier Saturday results from the Rhodes Invitational:

400 Relay:  Martina Wright, Destini Thomas, Clarke Allen, Alexis Milton, 5th in 49.23; Kailey Williams, Katelyn McMorris, Janelle Jones,Kee-Myah Henderson, 6th in 49.46
Mile:  Maliya Vaughan, 28th in 5:48.06; Dionysia Love, 31st in 5:48.61; Brianna Pace, 42nd in 5:59.54
100 Hurdles:  Tylor Row, 5th in 16.61
400:  Kayla Quincy, 3rd in 58.13; Janelle Jones, 13th in 1:01.74; Kailey Williams, 23rd in 1:04.40; Ky'Reon McBride, 24th in 1:04.51
100:  Destini Thomas, 10th in 12.72; Martina Wright, 16th in 12.87; Katelyn McMorris, 17th in 12.94; Alexis Milton, 20th in 13.05; Kee-Myah Henderson, 23rd in 13.26; Dorian Hill, 30th in 14.05.
800:  Maliya Vaughan, 12th in 2:31.58; Chinyere Jones, 15th in 2:34.17; Brianna Pace, 18th in 2:35.04.
400 Hurdles:  Tylor Row, 12th in 1:13.98
200:  Clarke Allen, 10th in 26.05; Kailey Williams, 17th in 26.37; Martina Wright, 20th in 26.51; Alexis Milton, 21st in 26.54; Katelyn McMorris, 23rd in 26.68; Kee-Myah Henderson, 28th in 26.97; Destini Thomas, 31st in 27.04
1,600 Relay:  Ky'Reon McBride, Kailey Williams, Chinyere Jones, Kayla Quincy, 6th in 4:05.56
Long Jump:  Dorian Hill, 17th in 4.56 meters (14 feet, 11 1/2 inches)

Mile:  Christopher August, 49th in 4:57.13; Ammiel Williams, 61st in 5:17.23; Darrick Williams, 62nd in 5:24.66
 110 Hurdles:  Erwin Simmons, 12th in 17.92
100:  Ethan Gipson, 26th in 11.46
800:  Ammiel Williams, 21st in 2:07.38
400 Hurdles:  Erwin Simmons, 12th in 1:13.66
200:  Ethan Gipson, 31st in 23.24
Long Jump:  Keairez Coleman, 7th in 6.07 meters (19 feet, 11 inches); Christopher Kennie, 8th in 6.04 meters (19 feet, 9 3/4 inches)

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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