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NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana won its third straight women's team title and fifth in six years Thursday in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Tad Gormley Stadium.xula gcacwotf19 champsXavier University of Louisiana
2019 GCAC Women's Outdoor Track Champions

The Gold Nuggets scored 268 points to break the GCAC women's meet record for the second consecutive year. Senior Maliya Vaughan accounted for 37 1/2 points and was named the meet's most valuable women's track performer.

Yhann Plummer, hired in August to lead both XULA teams, was chosen women's Coach of the Year.

XULA's second-day women's champions were Vaughan in the 1,500 and 3,000 steeplechase, Shalysa Wray in the 100 and 400, Taylor Price in the 5,000, Calah Williams in the discus and the 3,200 relay team of Ky'Reon McBride, Brianna Pace, Vaughan and Price.

XULA won six GCAC team championships in 2018-19, its most since winning eight GCAC/unaffiliated group championships in 2013-14.

Additional highlights:

• Wray set school records in the 200 (24.15; previous mark 24.51 by Devinn Rolland in 2012) and 400 (55.24; previous mark 55.27 by Wray March 30). Wray placed second in the 200. Wray became the second athlete — the first woman — to win the 100 and 400 in the same GCAC meet.

• Price won the 5,000 for the third consecutive year.

~Xavier Sports Information


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