Track and Field
As the entire city of Seattle prepared for a snowstorm Thursday night, the Seattle University Track and Field team awaited a brand new schedule and heat sheets. Due to the storm, University of Washington decided to combine the two-day meet into one day, on Friday, Feb. 8.
Senior Distance Runner Jacques Hebert thought the team handled the changes well.
“I’d say we perform well under pressure. It was a little chaotic trying
to figure everything out around 10 p.m. the night before the race.”
The team did in fact perform well under pressure, despite all the crazy events leading up to the meet. Hebert beat his own indoor mile personal best and school record he set just two weeks prior with a time of 4:12.41. Sophomore Nathan Pixler beat the indoor 800-meter record, which has stood strong for the last 12 years, with a time of 1:53.24.
Additionally, all of the Redhawks’ first-years set personal records. Isaiah Payne ran a personal best in two races, 7.08 in the 60-meter dash and 22.51 in the 200-meter. Lucas Milne clocked a 52.58 time in the 400m while Stewart Keene followed Pixler close behind in the 800m with a time of 1:54.52.
Seattle U was scheduled to compete against Utah Valley University last Saturday Feb. 9, however the winter storm caused the game to be rescheduled. The rematch is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Redhawk Center.
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