SEATTLE – On a beautiful Saturday at the Husky Track, Seattle U track and field entered their last meet of the season before the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, competing against seven other university programs from across the Pacific Northwest and posting 9 new personal records on the day. Seven Redhawks also posted top-three finishes in their respective events.
“It was a solid day,” said Head Coach Kelly Sullivan.
Junior Michelle Newblom continued her string of successes by posting yet another personal best in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.34, good for third place in the event and the sixth-best time in the conference this season. Freshman Nicole Golba took second place in the 400m hurdles at 1:07.45, while classmate Chloe Deleissegues reached a new personal record in the 200m dash with 26.88. All three high jumpers also reached or tied personal bests, with freshman Rachel Van Liew (1.55m) taking third place in the event, followed by junior Laurel Mack-Wilson (1.50m) tying her old mark and freshman Rowan Cuadrado posting her new top performance at 1.40m. In the throwing events, freshman Tallia Sova starred by setting two new personal records: one with her third-place throw in the shot put (11.59m) and the other in the discus throw (34.45m). Fellow freshman Jami Tresselt joined Sova with a discus PR of 33.53m, and sophomore Jamie Hegg (34.03m) set her own personal best in the javelin throw.
For the men, senior Alexandro Carrasco started off the day with a personal-best 23.22 in the 200m dash, while freshman Brant Yamamoto ran the 100m in 11.56. Juniors Kailan Claiborne (52.44) and Steve Brown (52.76) took second and third in the 400m dash, respectively, while freshman Lucas Milne took third place in the 400m hurdles with a time of 58.03 and junior Sam Golden threw the javelin a personal-best 43.17m.
Next week, the team gets ready for their biggest challenge of the outdoor season – the WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The meet, held at Hal Wing Track & Field in Orem, Utah, begins at 10:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, May 9, and lasts through May 11.