CORVALLIS – (Apr. 29) Over the past two days, the Seattle U track and field team battled it out at the competitive OSU High Performance meet in Corvallis, Ore.
Several student-athletes set new personal records and grabbed Top 10 finishes.
"It was a great meet for us," assistant coach Chad Pharis said. "Everyone went in with the mindset of focusing in on good marks to get ready for conference. With the number of personal records, I feel that was accomplished quite well."
Siobhan Rubio set personal records in both the 1500 meter run (4:44.98) and the 800 meters (2:13.68).
In the 1500, Lassere (4:42.40) and Johanna Erickson (4:40.37) set new personal record times.
On the men's side in the 1500, Jacques Hebert set a personal record time of 3:49.91. That time is only .09 seconds off from the school record. Hebert also set a personal record in the 800 with a time of 1:58.20.
In the high jump, Mandie Maddux grabbed eighth place with a mark of 1.61 meters. Maddux also competed in the 100m hurdles, setting a new personal record with a time of 14.94 and finishing in 11th.
Also in the 100m hurdles, Mariah Gibbs set a personal record with a time of 14.82. Gibbs tied for a ninth place finish.
On the women's side in the same event, both Renee Soliman (5.28m) and Caylah Lunning (5.4m, ninth place) set personal records. Lunning also set a personal record (25.46) in the 200 meter dash, finishing in seventh place, and just barely missing the school record.
Also in the 200, Madison Lichter (25.82) finished in the Top 10, grabbing 10th place. In the 100 meter dash, Lichter finished in sixth place with a time of 12.44.
In the triple jump, Katie Fleming grabbed ninth with a mark of 11.24m.
"The team competed really well these past two days," head coach Trisha Steidl said. "18 personal records and an almost-school record is a great place to be two weeks before the Conference meet. I'm feeling confident about where we are and what we'll be ready to do in two weeks."
Next up, the Redhawks compete in their first Seattle-based meet of the outdoor season – the Ken Shannon Invitational at the University of Washington track facility on Saturday, May 6.