Education a priority for athletes

It is easy to forget that the players who grab a uniform to represent Seattle Pacific one day are grabbing books to study for their classes on the next. SPU athletes consistently exhibit excellence in the classroom, and the hard work they do is rewarded with Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic Team honors. “It’s so […]

Soccer finds recruiting mine

Boise, Idaho, will contribute five players to the Seattle Pacific men’s soccer team in the 2012 season. Returning sophomore Connor Meppen and senior transfer Kyle Peterman from Seattle University will be joined by freshmen Garrett Jones, Bryson Pavel and Graham Reid. The incoming freshmen make up a class highly praised by head coach Mark Collings. […]

Three Falcons make nationals

The Division II track and field National Championships bring the best athletes together from around the country. Sophomore McKayla Fricker and seniors Ali Worthen and Terra Schumacher will represent Seattle Pacific at nationals in Mankato, Minn. on March 16 to 18. “It’s really exciting,” Fricker said of her selection to compete in the national meet. […]

Eight athletes win at conference meet

Many members of the Seattle Pacific track and field teams brought home hardware from the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships over the weekend. Junior Nate Johnson competed in seven events during the heptathlon, which tests an athlete’s speed, jumping ability and strength. Different places in different events earn a score, and the highest score wins […]

GNAC meet next for SPU athletes

The track and field athletes of Seattle Pacific have high expectations for their performance. Despite strong outings last weekend from junior Katy Gross and sophomore Kishia Mitchell, a hunger for improvement remains. The University of Washington Open meet represented the last chance for competitors to improve their times and scores in hopes of qualifying for […]

Seniors notch personal bests at UW

Seattle Pacific runners junior Nate Johnson and senior Ali Worthen broke personal records and earned spots on the NCAA provisional qualifying list in their most recent meet, the University of Washington Invite at Dempsey Indoor Stadium. Johnson racked up 4,679 points in the men’s heptathlon. Worthen posted a score of 3,729 points in the women’s […]

800-meter specialist’s athletic success doesn’t detract from real-world goals

Junior Nate Seely has been an impressive performer for the Seattle Pacific men’s track team since he was a freshman. The two-time defending Great Northwest Athletic Conference 800-meter champion is optimistic about this indoor season after a solid opening meet two weeks ago. Seely has plans outside of athletics for his future. An English and […]

Falcon indoor track season underway

Although the athletes of the Seattle Pacific track and field teams weren’t expected to peak this past weekend, several athletes posted provisional qualifying times at the Dempsey Indoor Track at University of Washington. Nerves were overcome, personal bests were eclipsed and a handful of Falcon athletes performed well enough to reach the conference provisional mark […]