Sunday, May 29, 2016
XU's Williams, Quincy, Jones, Allen earn NAIA All-American
GULF SHORES, Alabama — Xavier University of Louisiana's Kailey Williams, Kayla Quincy, Chinyere Jones and Clarke Allen finished eighth Saturday in the women's 1,600-meter relay final and earned All-America honors at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
The Gold Nuggets placed eighth in 3 minutes, 52.43 seconds. It's the second-fastest time in school history. Williams, Quincy, Jones and Allen ran an XU-record 3:49.87 in the preliminaries Friday.
This is the third straight season and the fourth time in five years that the XU women earned All-America at this meet. This is the Nuggets' first All-America honor in an outdoor running event. Xavier's other women's All-America in a running event was Katrina Davis (600 meters) during the 2004 indoor season.
It was the final collegiate competition for Williams, a senior who earned her bachelor of science degree May 7. Quincy is a junior, Allen is a sophomore, and Jones is a freshman.
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA