NEW ORLEANS – The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has released their outdoor track and field regional rankings for the week of April 1, and Seattle U has found themselves on the list for both the men’s and the women’s squads in the West Region.
The men are ranked #29, their best mark since May 2017 and their highest yet under head coach Kelly Sullivan. They are joined in the West Region rankings by Western Athletic Conference rivals Grand Canyon (no. 15), CSU Bakersfield (no. 21) and Cal Baptist (no. 30). Seattle U’s women are ranked #37 in the region, along with fellow WAC members Grand Canyon (no. 19), Cal Baptist (no. 25) and CSU Bakersfield (no. 35).
In addition, senior Eli Boudouris’ time of 9:07.54 in the 3000m steeplechase is the 37th-best performance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) so far this year. Qualifiers for NCAA regionals are taken from the top 48 performances in each event at the end of the season.
“Great start for both programs, especially this early in the season,” said Coach Sullivan. “Everyone is looking forward to even bigger results as we move into this next month of competition.”
Seattle U will have their next chance to move up in the rankings on Saturday, April 13 at the St. Martin’s Jay Hammer Invitational, held in Lacey, Wash. The first events in the single-day meet start at 9:00 AM.