Four Seattle University distance runners competed at the Mt. SAC Relays Thursday, with two of them setting school records at Hilmer Lodge Stadium.
Sophie Curatilo (Honolulu, Hawaii) finished fourth in her section of the women’s 1500 meter run with a time of 4:37.45, 34/100ths of a second faster than the previous school record set close to two years ago. It was the second week in a row in which Curatilo wrote her name in the Seattle U record books, breaking the 5000 meter run record at last Saturday’s WAR VI meet.
As night fell, Matthew McClement (Bellingham, Wash.) set a new school record in the men’s 10,000 meter run with a time of 30:28.40, finishing 23rd in his race. McClement’s time was almost four full seconds faster than the previous standard set last season and tentatively moves him into second place on the WAC performance list in the event.
Collin Overbay (Spokane, Wash.) finished third in his section of the men’s 1500 meter run with a time of 3:52.48, just 64/100ths of a second off the school record he set two weeks ago. Hannah Mittelstaedt (Maple Valley, Wash.) finished 11th in her section of the 3000 meter steeplechase in 11:00.93.
Friday, April 19, will be a busy day for the Seattle University track and field team. Zach Stanfield (Adna, Wash.), and Austin Thummel-Gravitt (Puyallup, Wash.) are scheduled to compete on the second day of the Mt. SAC Relays. Meanwhile, other Redhawks will take part in either the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., or the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azuza Pacific University in Azuza, Calif.