Saturday, May 28, 2016

XU Gold Nuggets reach NAIA final in school-record time

GULF SHORES, Alabama — Xavier University of Louisiana shattered the school record in the women's 1,600-meter relay Friday and qualified for the final at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
The Gold Nuggets' quartet of Kailey WilliamsKayla QuincyChinyere Jones andClarke Allen produced a time of 3 minutes, 49.87 seconds. Xavier ranked seventh out of 21 teams overall and third in a seven-team second heat.
Devinn RollandZahri JacksonTramaine Shannon and Chartia Hurt set the previous XU mark of 3:54.13 at the LSU Relays in Baton Rouge, La., on March 23, 2013.
Carroll (Mont.) led all qualifiers in 3:44.89. Two of Xavier's Gulf Coast Athletic Conference rivals — Dillard (3:47.67) and SUNO (3:48.24) — ran 3-4.
The 1,600 relay final will start at 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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