Xavier Magazine

Big Island Break

The Xavier cross-country teams took a cross-country trip so they could, well, run cross-country. The teams traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii, to compete in the Hawaii Pacific Invitational during fall break in October. Both teams won the event despite agreeing that it was the most difficult course they’ve competed on, mostly because of two 400-meter hills. For a slideshow of their trip, visit

The team used the event to prepare for the Atlantic 10 Championship, which proved fruitful as sophomore Tommy Kauffmann set a school record in the 8K with a time of 24:38, earning him a spot on the All-Conference Team. Senior Becky Clark also made the women’s All-Conference Team. The men finished eighth overall while the women earned fourth place with the lowest point total and second best finish in A-10 Championship history.

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