Kitto signs scholarship to run for Gold RushAug 5th, 2013 | By admin | Category: School News
Brent Kitto of Chalmette has signed a scholarship with Xavier University of Louisiana’s men’s cross country program. He will compete in outdoor track during the spring.
Kitto will be a sophomore athletically at Xavier in 2013-14 — he competed for Louisiana Tech in 2011-12 — and will begin his first year in XU’s College of Pharmacy.
Kitto, a 2011 graduate of Holy Cross High School in New Orleans, won four individual state titles in track. As a senior he was the Division II indoor champion at 1,600 meters, and he was the Class 3A outdoor champion in the 1,600 and 3,200. As a junior he was the 3A outdoor champion in the 1,600. He led Holy Cross to the 3A outdoor team championship in 2011 and was chosen all-state after ranking No. 1 in the 1,600. Kitto also led Holy Cross to 3A state championships in cross country in 2009 and 2010 and was second individually both years.
At Louisiana Tech, Kitto helped the Bulldogs compile a 35-10 record in cross country with best times of 27 minutes, 28.54 seconds for 8,000 meters and 15:47.5 for three miles. He was the third-fastest freshman at the 2011 Western Athletic Conference Championships and was Tech’s No. 3 finisher.
Xavier, the seven-time defending Gulf Coast Athletic Conference champion, will begin the cross country season in late August or early September.