Sunday, October 16, 2016
More GCAC weekly honors for XULA's August and Price
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Christopher August and Taylor Price remain the standard-bearers for Gulf Coast Athletic Conference cross country in 2016. The Houston-area student-athletes are repeat choices as GCAC Runners of the Week.
August and Price have combined to win 7-of-8 possible conference awards this season — August four times and Price three.
August, a senior from Spring, Texas, and a graduate of Klein Collins High School, ran 8,000 meters in 28 minutes, 28.80 seconds to finish 23rd out of 93 non-NCAA Division I runners in the Watson Ford Invitational at Clinton, Miss. August also was faster than 24 of the 27 NCAA DI men. August was XULA's fastest finisher for the ninth consecutive meet — that streak began at the start of the 2015 season.
Price, a freshman from Missouri City, Texas, and a graduate of Ridge Point High School, ran the Watson Ford 6K in 25:42.23 to place 30th out of 81 non-DI women. Price was faster than 33 of the 34 NCAA DI finishers.
The Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets will compete Friday in the Crimson Classic at Tuscaloosa, Ala. The men's 8K will start at 9 a.m., followed by the women 6K at 9:45.
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA