SEATTLE – (Feb. 11) The Seattle University track and field team was busy this weekend with the Husky Classic Friday and Saturday and then the UW Open on Sunday. Matthew Seidel highlighted the weekend setting a new school record in the 3,000m.
Seidel ran the 3,000m in 8:20.78, breaking the previous school record of 8:21.38 set by Gus Arroyo in January of 2016.
Olivia Stein had a terrific weekend, impressing head coach Kelly Sullivan as she dropped her indoor 5k personal best by 40 seconds; she ran it in 17:05.11, which is also the second fastest time in school history.
“I am very proud of these two,” Sullivan said. “Each raced really smart and showed a lot of confidence.”
Sunday’s UW Open meet showcased a few Redhawk athletes. Renee Soliman cleared 5.20m in the long jump, which was her season’s best and gave her a second place finish in her flight.
Madison Lichter had a terrific improvement from Friday to Sunday. She dropped more than a quarter of a second in just two days in the 200m, running it in 26.25 Sunday.
“Overall, we had a solid three days,” Sullivan added. “We competed very well and saw lots of personal bests. It’s the best I’ve seen the team compete indoor; sprints, hurdles, jumps and distance all made me proud.
“The staff and the team’s focus now is 100% on conference,” Sullivan concluded.
The team will now head to the WAC Indoor Championships from Feb. 22-24 at the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho.