Saturday, May 14, 2016

XU finishes 4-5 in long jump, qualifies 3 in 100

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Xavier University of Louisiana's Keairez Coleman and Christopher Kennie finished 4-5 in the men's long jump Friday, and three from XU qualified for the women's 100-meter dash final in the HBCU National Classic track and field meet.

Coleman jumped 6.64 meters (21 feet, 9 1/2 inches), and Kennie jumped 6.61 meters (21-8 1/4).

Advancing to the 100 final were the Gold Nuggets' Chelsea James (12.11 seconds),Martina Wright (12.61) and Alexis Milton (12.64). James, Wright and Milton ran 3-7-8 in the preliminaries.

Xavier also will compete Saturday in the men's triple jump (Coleman) and the women's 400 and 1,600 relays. The meet is Xavier's last before the NAIA National Championships May 26-28 at Gulf Shores, Ala.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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