Quick sprints, explosive jumps, deep throws, and school records characterized the Seattle U Redhawks’ performance at the WAC Track & Field Championships this past weekend. The men finished in 5th place overall with 71.5 points and the women came in at 6th place with 79, both program highs since joining the WAC conference.
Shaddaye Melu, Sophie Curatilo, and Elena Smith highlighted the meet by combining for 4 conference titles.
Smith took first in Women’s 10,000m a full 18 seconds ahead of second place. Melu hit 2.12m or 6’11.5” in the Men’s high jump to take home the title pairing with his WAC Indoor High Jump championship. Melu’s 47.39 400m toppled his own school record and took WAC gold. Curatilo won the women’s 1500m with a 4:40.81 and took 2nd in the 5,000m with Smith finishing at 4th. Joe Charbonneau and Madison Davis each ran in second for the men’s and women’s 800m respectively just hundredths of a second from the championship
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