Men’s Week In Review

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JAVIER PLASCENCIA • THE SPECTATOR

Caylah Lunning, Author

Men’s Basketball

The Seattle University Men’s Basketball team took to the road this past weekend for two games against Western Athletic Conference (WAC) rivals. The Redhawks fought their way to a 1-1 finish on the road, as they retrieved their first WAC victory of the 2018-19 season. The Redhawks are 13-9 overall and 1-6 in WAC play.

The team traveled to Chicago State University (CSU) where they came out with their first WAC win of the season in a dominant 75-47 game. Junior forward Anand Hundal led the way for the Redhawks as he exploded for 17 points, following close behind was Junior guard Morgan Means with 16 points, First-Year guard Ian Burke with 12 points and Redshirt Junior forward Myles Carter with 11 points.

Coming off the victory over CSU, the team made their way to University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) to close out their road trip. Unfortunately, the odds weren’t in the Redhawks favor as they fell short to UMKC 63-54. This was a nail-biting game, as the Redhawks were leading 47-37 with 7:32 left to play. However, UMKC wasn’t going down without a fight. They came back with a 13-3 run in addition to 12 made free-throws, sealing a UMKC victory. Redshirt Sophomore guard Terell Brown had a standout game with 22 points, followed by Carter with 14 points.

The men’s basketball team is back in action Feb. 2 against California Baptist University at the Redhawk Center with tip-off at 7 p.m.

Men’s Track and Field

The Seattle U Track and Field team made the trip over the I-5 bridge for the University of Washington Invitational meet this past Friday and Saturday, as they took on top track and field teams from across the nation.

The two different distance medley relay (DMR) teams started the meet off for the Redhawks. The first DMR to the starting line consisted of Senior Cal Davidson-Turner, Junior Steve Brown, First-year Alex Franklin, and First-year Ansel Pendley-Griffin. The team clocked in a time of 10:35.37. Next DMR for the men was First-year Stephen Crocker, First-year Lucas Milne, Sophomore Devin Hasty, and Sophomore Kyle Kennedy, who finished with a time of 10:38.37.

Day two of the meet is when the action picked up for the Redhawks. Senior Jacques Hebert set a new school record in the indoor mile with a time of 4:13.53, breaking the six-year-old indoor mile record by .07 seconds. Senior Eli Boudouris followed close behind Hebert at 4:17.67.

First-year Isaiah Payne sprinted his way through the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.10 seconds. The Redhawks continued to soar, as Sophomore Nathan Pixler finished the 800-meter race, setting a new personal best time of 1:54.75. First-year Stewart Keene also set a personal best in the same event, finishing at 1:56.92.

Davidson-Turner continued the streak as he set a personal best for himself in the 5k, by posting a time of 14:54.43. The track and field team are back in action as they travel to Washington State University this Friday and Saturday.

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