Xavier's Harding sets 5K school record again

Harding sets 5K school record again
September 20, 2008

Results:  Men    Women

     PENSACOLA, Fla. — Xavier University of Louisiana's Ebony Harding ran 5,000 meters in a school-record 20 minutes, 16 seconds and finished fifth Saturday in the women's division of the Gulf Coast Stampede cross country meet.
     Harding, a junior, broke the record of 20:18.81 she set in 2007.
     Freshman Ray Walston ran 8,000 meters in 27:11 — the fastest time by a Gold Rush runner in the past three seasons — and placed sixth in the men's division. Walston was two minutes faster than Mobile's Dennis Kimeli, the runner-up in the 2007 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference meet.
     Xavier finished third in the team scoring of both divisions. West Florida, the host, won both divisions.
     It was the second meet of the season for Xavier, which will compete next Saturday in the Rhodes Invitational at Memphis, Tenn.
     NOTES: Coach Joseph Moses announced that Xavier will not compete in Centenary Invitational on Oct. 4. That meet was a late addition to the schedule — the result of missing two meets because of Hurricane Gustav — but instead Xavier will revert back to an open date.