Track news

In other track and field news, the outdoor season officially began this weekend as those not bound for Boston trekked to Tacoma for a three-way meet between Lewis and Clark, the University of Puget Sound, and SPU. Sophomore Brittany Bekins wasted no time in qualifying for outdoor nationals in the javelin. Her toss of 150 […]

Falcons fly to national feet

Eight SPU track and field athletes are on their way to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II indoor track and field championships in Boston, Mass., this weekend, hoping to come home as All-Americans or even national champions. SPU qualified seven women and one man to participate in the two-day meet beginning Friday at […]

Full of surprises

Most non-runners can’t imagine that running can be fun. But for junior Brian Cronrath, it’s the feeling that comes from pushing your body beyond what you ever thought possible that keeps him coming back, and keeps him consistently surprising himself and others. Last Saturday, Cronrath pulled off the latest surprise of his running career at […]

Four in a row for track women

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) record books were re-written on Monday as the SPU women rolled to their fourth straight indoor track and field conference title in Nampa, Idaho. The Falcons as a team recorded 192 points, yielding an 88-point margin of victory over their nearest competition, Northwest Nazarene (NNU). The Falcon men also […]

Falcons ready for GNAC meet

It’s looking more and more like the Seattle Pacific track and field team will have to charter a whole plane to Boston, Mass., for next month’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Indoor Championships. Senior Teona Perkins was the latest SPU athlete to punch her ticket for the national meet by meeting the automatic […]

Runners set quick marks

These freshmen are fast. Latasha Essien, NyEma Sims, Anna Walters, and Jessica Pixler joined forces and turned heads at the University of Washington Indoor Invitational Saturday. "Latasha, NyEma, Anna, and Jessica Hinton are putting SPU sprinters back on the map," said head coach Karl Lerum after the meet. Coming off a school record performance in […]

Falcons set records

The highly-touted Seattle Pacific track and field freshmen did not disappoint in their debut at the Indoor Open on Saturday at the University of Washington, where two SPU freshmen broke school and conference records. "It was a pretty exciting day for us," said SPU head coach Karl Lerum, reflecting on the first meet of the […]

A running start

Track and field is not just an outdoor sport. Unlike most SPU sports which only have one season, track and field has two: indoors and outdoors, each complete with conference and national championships of their own. Although the two seasons technically stand alone, indoors is really a stepping stone to outdoors, senior Teona Perkins said. […]