COMPLETE RESULTS | TEAM SCORES
LAWRENCE, Kan. – (May 12) In the final day of the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Lawrence, Olivia Stein closed the season with a silver medal in the women’s 5000m on Saturday evening at the Rock Chalk Park.
After winning the gold medal in the 10k on Thursday, Stein followed that with a strong performance in the 5k highlighting the Redhawks in day four.
“Olivia had a special weekend,” head coach Kelly Sullivan said. “Coming off a big win in the 10k and doubling back to place second in the 5k gave her a career weekend. This 5k finished off a great junior year for her and we are very proud of her accomplishments.”
“As a true freshman, Lance Slichko came in seeded 9th in the 1500m, and showed a lot of race savvy by placing fourth in a strong field. And as a sophomore, Siobhan Rubio ran a strong race in her 800m final and also anchored for the 1600m relay team.”
Keith Beasley competed in the 400m and also earned points for the Redhawks. In the men’s 5000m, Matthew Seidel scored for SU, while Johanna Erickson followed a bronze medal performance in the 3000m steeplechase on Friday with another scoring performance in the 1500m.
“I am very pleased with the double in steeplechase and 1500m that Johanna Erickson pulled off today in her senior year,” Sullivan said. “Senior Matt Seidel finished a great senior year. He was All-WAC in cross country, he anchored the winning DMR indoor team, plus he scored in the WAC Indoor mile and also scored today in the 5k. He also set new school records in the indoor 3k and in the outdoor 5k earlier this season.”
Both the men and women’s 4x400 relays won points in their respective events. The men’s team was comprised of Steve Brown, Alexandro Carrasco, Janzen Aguilar-Nelson and Beasley, while the women’s team was made up by Renee Soliman, Caylah Lunning, Abby Wachter, and Rubio.
“I am really pleased with both of our men’s and women’s relay teams today as they all scored and have also set us up big time for the future in each.
“It’s been an exciting first year for me at SU. We are going to miss a great senior class. I can’t thank them enough along with the rest of the team and staff for supporting a new head coach. Great things ahead for both programs next year.”