Gold Nuggets record three team bests at Rice meet

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HOUSTON — Xavier University of Louisiana’s Tramaine Shannon, Martina Wright and Clarke Allen recorded their team’s best marks of 2017 in the women’s division of the Rice Victor Lopez Classic track and field meet Saturday.

Shannon finished 10th in the 400-meter dash in a career-best 57.69 seconds. Wright ran the 100 in a career-best 12.57 to finish 25th, and Allen was 41st in the 200 in 26.17.

Brianna Pace placed ninth in the women’s 800 in 2:23.88. In men’s competition, Khalil Gallien finished 13th in the 110 hurdles in 15.77.

There was no team scoring in the meet, which is the fourth of the season for XULA. Next for the Gold Nuggets and Gold Rush will be the Mississippi College Twilight Invitational at 1 p.m. Friday in Clinton, Miss. The meet replaces the Southern Miss Invitational on the XULA schedule.

Here are all XULA results from the Rice Victor Lopez Classic:

Women
100: Martina Wright, 25th in 12.57 seconds; Alexis Milton, 33rd in 12.73; Justyce Riggs, 36th in 12.82
200: Clarke Allen, 41st in 26.17; Alexis Milton, 42nd in 26.21; Janelle Jones, 49th in 26.44; Martina Wright, 54th in 26.55; Justyce Riggs, 58th in 26.86
400: Tramaine Shannon, 10th in 57.69; Ry-Anne Riley, 15th in 58.35; Ariane Williams, 18th in 58.48; Janelle Jones, 28th in 59.50
800: Brianna Pace, 9th in 2:23.88
400 Relay: Martina Wright, Alexis Milton, Janelle Jones, Justyce Riggs, 12th in 48.33
1,600 Relay: Ry-Anne Riley, Ariane Williams, Tramaine Shannon, Clarke Allen, 10th in 3:57.19
Javelin: Tamia Scott, 24th in 28.79 meters (94 feet, 5 inches)

Men
100: Joseph Moses III, disqualified (false start)
200: Joseph Moses III, 31st in 23.31
110 Hurdles: Khalil Gallien, 13th in 15.77
Long Jump: Keairez Coleman, 29th in 6.25 meters (20 feet, 6 1/4 inches)

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Ed Cassiere

Ed Cassiere

Sports Information Director, Xavier University of Louisiana

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