The 10,000 meter runs signaled Seattle University’s entry into the 2014 Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, as the meet continued Thursday at Utah Valley University’s Hal Wing Track and Field.

In the women’s 10,000 meter run, Taylor de Laveaga (Gilbert, Ariz.) picked up Seattle U’s first point of the meet, finishing in eighth place with a time of 39:28.77. Lauren Hammerle (Seattle, Wash.) finished in 13th place with a mark of 42:35.28.

Graham Kinzel-Grubbs (Portland, Ore.) collected three points for the Redhawk men’s track and field team, finishing sixth in the men’s 10,000 meter run with a time of 34:14.88. With that finish, Kinzel-Grubbs earned Second Team All-WAC recognition.

Most of the remaining members of the Seattle University track and field team competing in the conference meet will be in action Friday, May 16. The third day of the championships begins at 9 a.m. local time (8 a.m. Pacific time) with the women’s hammer throw, which includes Seattle U’s Bethany Richards (Shoreline, Wash.), while Hannah Mittelstaedt (Maple Valley, Wash.) will defend her WAC 3000 meter steeplechase title in the first track event of the day at 1 p.m. Mountain time.

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