SEATTLE – (Sept. 1) Seattle U cross country competed in its first meet on Friday at Magnuson Park, facing off against the University of Washington.
The University of Washington, a perennial powerhouse in both men and women’s cross country, was a welcome challenge to start the year for SU first-year Head Coach Kelly Sullivan. “Both the (UW) men and women programs have a chance to be trophy teams," said Sullivan. "They are super loaded on both sides. I wanted our team to run with their best as long as we could.”
Sullivan had no shortage of optimism about Seattle U’s performance. “We were focused, we had a plan and we were intent on racing hard,” Sullivan said. “Overall, I couldn’t be more proud of our efforts.”
Johnathan Stevens of the University of Washington took the men’s 7,200-meter title with a time of 22:25.95 and Isobel Batt-Doyle of the University of Washington took the women’s 4800-meter title with a time of 16:18.49.
Next up for the Redhawks is the Sundodger Invitational at Lincoln Park in Seattle on Sept. 16.