SEATTLE – (Jan. 13) The Seattle University track and field team started the indoor season on Saturday at the UW Indoor Preview at the University of Washington’s Dempsey Indoor.
This marked the first time that new head coach, Kelly Sullivan got to see this team run indoor and really liked what he saw.
“It was really good for the staff and personally myself since this was the first time watching them compete indoors in track and field,” said coach Sullivan. “We got to see our folks in action, and overall, we liked what we saw. Solid preparation, everyone taking care of business and really competing well.”
On the women’s side, Abby Wachter excelled in the
Just as impressive to the coaches, Siobhan Rubio finished the 600 meter run in second place in her section, with an exceptional time of 1:35.81 in just the first meet of the season. Coach Sullivan said he was very happy with that time, especially this early in the year.
On the men’s side, there were several top 20 finishes overall, including Cam Peters’ 11th place finish in the high jump, clearing 1.80 meters. In the mile, Eli Boudouris (4:19.62) and Lance Slichko (4:20.03) finished 1st and 2nd in their section, while both running personal bests mile times.
“All of us enjoyed watching Eli and Lance battle to go 1-2 in their section of the mile,” said coach Sullivan.
Also running a personal best in the mile was Matt Seidel, who finished ninth in
Another highlight of the opening indoor meet was Keith Beasley’s
With much positivity from the coaching staff after just the first meet of the year, coach Sullivan is excited to make improvements for the future.
“We have two weeks to get ready for the next meet and sharpen some things and also get a few others competing,” concluded Sullivan.
The Redhawks will prepare and stay in Seattle for their next meet. They will compete at the UW Invitational Jan. 26 and 27.