Sunday, April 17, 2016

XU produces 6 team season bests at Southeastern meet

HAMMOND, La. — One week before the conference championships, Xavier University of Louisiana produced six team season bests Saturday at the Southeastern Invitational track and field meet.
Lowering XU season marks were:
     •  Chelsea James in the women's 100-meter dash (12.23 seconds, 11th place).
     •  Kayla Quincy in the women's 200 (25.31, 11th).
     •  Tylor Row in the women's 100 hurdles (15.68, 11th).
     •  Ethan Gipson in the men's 100 (11.25, 25th) and 200 (22.97, 23rd).
     •  Erwin Simmons in the men's 400 hurdles (1:05.89, 14th).
For the second time this season in the 400, Quincy met the NAIA's B-qualifying standard for next month's national meet. She ran eighth in 57.35.
Next Saturday (April 23), Xavier and SUNO will play host to the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Admission is free. Xavier's women will seek their fourth consecutive team title and fifth in six years. The meet will begin at 8:45 a.m. The bulk of the running events will start at 1 p.m., and presentation of team trophies will begin at 5:15 p.m.
Here are all of Xavier's results from the Southeastern Invitational:

     100: Chelsea James, 11th in 12.23; Martina Wright, 22nd in 12.58; Alexis Milton, 26th in 12.72
     200: Kayla Quincy, 11th in 25.31; Clarke Allen, 25th in 26.04; Alexis Milton, 32nd in 26.24; Kailey Williams, tied for 33rd in 26.27; Janelle Jones, 36th in 26.62; Martina Wright, 40th in 26.95
     400: Kayla Quincy, 8th in 57.35; Clarke Allen, 12th in 59.05; Janelle Jones, 20th in 1:00.44; Terri Cunningham, 27th in 1:02.68
     800: Ky'Reon McBride, did not finish
     100 Hurdles: Tylor Row, 17th in 15.68
     400 Relay: Chelsea JamesDestini ThomasAlexis MiltonMartina Wright, 8th in 48.98
     Long Jump: Katelyn McMorris, 21st in 4.85 meters (15 feet, 11 inches); Dorian Hill, 26th in 4.54 meters (14 feet, 10 3/4 inches)

     100: Ethan Gipson, 25th in 11.25
     200: Ethan Gipson, 23rd in 22.97; Langston Adams, 29th in 23.52
     110 Hurdles: Erwin Simmons, did not finish
     400 Hurdles: Erwin Simmons, 14th in 1:05.89
     Long Jump: Christopher Kennie, 15th in 6.15 meters (20 feet, 2 1/4 inches); Keairez Coleman, 16th in 5.94 meters (19 feet, 6 inches)

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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