Harrison Murphy, a senior on the Men’s golf team, had a great week as he finished seventh in the El Macero Classic tournament. He finished the tournament with a four under three round total score of 212.
Senior Jack Rahon was the Redhawks second best player at the tournament, finishing in 25th place with a score of 218 (three round total).
Next, the Redhawks golf team will look to win the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships April 27.
Track and Field
The Seattle U Track and Field team competed in the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field located in Eugene, Ore.gon, April 23.
Sophomore Maya McCabe has had a great season, setting legendary marks (second overall records) in the 400 meters and 800 m. Her teammate, junior Lucas Milne once again blasted past his own school record in the 110 meter hurdles event with a time of 15.33 seconds.
The Redhawks baseball team has lost three of their last five games. In their Game 1 win against New Mexico State University (NMSU), sophomore Nestor German pitched an outstanding game, hurling six scoreless innings. Seattle’s offense also had a great game, scoring six runs of their own led by graduate student Aidan Welch, who got three hits in four at-bats 3/4and scored a run.
Their three losses this week were against Washington State and NMSU in the second and third game of that series.
In the series finale against NMSU, the Redhawks lost a thrilling high scoring match 14-20. Junior Trevor Antonson and senior Kyle Sherick batted seven runs combined, batting .500 with a homerun each.
An April 26 match versus rival University of Washngton went in Seattle U’s favor as they won 6-2. Graduate student Aidan Welch had another great game, including a two-run double in a huge third inning for the Redhawks in which six total runs were scored.
The Seattle U Women’s golf team went to the WAC championships to end their season. They finished third place out of nine teams. Senior Samantha Bruce had a great season to end her career. She finished the WAC championship with a total three-round score of 220, which was enough for fifth place.
The Redhawks had three players get recognized for postseason awards by the WAC. Bruce received First Team honors and freshman phenom Rivekka Jumagulova received both Second Team honors as well as the WAC Freshman Player of the Year. Keisha Lugito, a Seattle U golf graduate student, also received Second Team honors.
Two Seattle U freshmen, Liliya Dimova and Elena Kraleva, were named all league, earning honors of WAC Doubles Second Team. On April 22, the Redhawks defeated UTRGV in the quarter finals of the WAC tournament to make it to the semi finals.
Seattle U defeated Abilene Christian April 23 in Beaumont, Texas, to reach their first ever WAC championship.
The Redhawks ended the season just short of the WAC title as they lost 4-0 to NMSU. Next year, first years Dimova and Kraleva will be back looking to build on stellar first seasons.
In Riverside, Calif., the Seattle U softball team went head to head with California Baptist in a double header. The April 22 games were split with the Redhawks winning the first, 5-1 in ten innings. They proceeded to lose the second 0-1.
The Redhawks finished the series with an April 23 clash against California Baptist, losing 3-1 after several costly defensive errors. One highlight of the game was a home run by redshirt Junior Kamryn Coleman, the first of her career.
Freshman pitcher Grace Luderer also continued her great play with another amazing game in which she struck out 5 batters and did not allow a single earned run.
An April 26 showdown with the Washington Huskies on the road resulted in a 2-6 loss. One silver lining was a great game from Kalyn Hill who hit her fourth home run of the season and went 2 for 3 at the plate.