Women’s Week in Review

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HALEY DOW • THE SPECTATOR

Women's Softball celebrates after a successful inning.

Kristen Nielsen, Author

Track & Field

The Redhawks set the tone for their three-day meet this weekend with a new school record. The Bryan Clay Invitational, hosted by Azusa Pacific, saw Redshirt Senior Caylah Lunning set a new school record in the long jump with an incredible 5.76-meter jump. The previous record of 5.56-meters was set by Emily Walsters and had been unchallenged since 2011.

Caylah was not the only one to achieve such incredible success this weekend. Sophomore Nicole Golba set a personal record in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.90.

Sophomore Michaela Moore set a personal record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.32. In the 800-meter dash, both Junior Siobhan Rubio and First-year Ellie Postman set personal records with times of 2:12.12 and 2:14.75 respectively.

The Redhawks will compete at the Oregon State High Performance meet in Corvallis, Oregon on April 26 and April 27.

Tennis

The Redhawks finished their regular season on April 19 in a match against Sacramento State University. Despite putting on great performances in the doubles matchups, the Redhawks were unable to secure the win with a final score of 5-2. This score included a single point for the overall doubles matches, and a point for a win in a singles match.

First-year Alisa Sabotic was able to take home a win by default in her singles matchup as the Hornets roster fell short.

The Hornet’s lack of players also gave the Redhawks an automatic win in a doubles match. To continue the doubles matches, Sophomore Hannah Gianan and Senior Lily-Ana Kreutzer came together for a 6-4 victory.

Sophomore Kyra Jung and First-year Hannah Grossman were also able to secure a win in their doubles match, thus giving the Redhawks the doubles point.

The Redhawks will compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships in Brownsville, Texas on April 26 through April 28 where they will take on Kansas City.

Softball

The Redhawks came out swinging with an impressive 6-1 win over California State University (CSU) Bakersfield on April 19. With this win, the Redhawks moved into a tie for first-place with Grand Canyon in the WAC standings.

In typical Seattle fashion, the second game was delayed due to rain. However, once the game commenced, Redshirt Sophomore Carley Nance pitched a complete game in a WAC contest.

Nance gave up only four hits with no earned runs and struck out six.

The next day, the Redhawks came back even more fired up, earning an 8-0 win against CSU Bakersfield. Senior Andie Larkins pitched the fifth no-hit game in program history.

Sophomore pitcher Shianne Smith tied a single-game school record with 12 strikeouts.

The Redhawks will compete at the WAC series at Grand Canyon next weekend, starting out with a doubleheader on Friday and a single game in Phoenix.

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