The Seattle University cross country and track and field program is excited to welcome the Brooks Beasts Track Club to campus for a special presentation Thursday, May 8, starting at 6 p.m. at Bannan Auditorium.

The Brooks Beasts are a group of professional middle distance runners who train together in the Seattle area and are sponsored by Brooks. The club was created in January 2013 based on the success of the Hansons-Brooks distance team. Danny Mackey, a former Hansons-Brooks runner and Olympic Trials qualifier, is the head coach and manager of the Brooks Beasts, using his master’s degree in exercise physiology and biomechanics to help the club succeed.

Several members of the club competed this past weekend at the Payton Jordan Invitational, hosted by Stanford University. Riley Masters won the men’s 1500 meter run in 3:38.42, while Casimir Loxsom finished first in the men’s 800 meter run in 1:48.38, just ahead of Mark Wieczorek in third place in 1:48.94. Katie Mackey finished third in the women’s 5000 meter run with a time of 15:04.74.

This is an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of Olympians, World Championship racers/medalists, and National-caliber runners who live and train in the Seattle area. Admission is free, but seating in Bannan Auditorium is extremely limited, so the presentation is first-come, first-seated.

For more information about the Brooks Beasts Track Club’s presentation, contact Seattle U head cross country and track and field coach Trisha Steidl at

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