Updike brothers go 1-2 in steeplechase heat at Mt. SAC Relays
Two brothers from Alaska helped EOU make quite the impression.
Isaac Updike and Lucas Updike of Ketchikan went 1-2 in the opening heat of the 3,000-meter steeplechase to help both hit their NAIA A standard and one a school record.
Isaac broke his own school record with a time of 8:54.74 – the second-fastest 3,000 steeplechase time in all of NAIA this year.
The senior took control after three laps and ran solo the rest of the way.
“Despite the wind and a somewhat disappointing heat from a competition standpoint, both Isaac and Lucas performed well,” EOU coach Ben Welch of Wasilla told me. “This is our first time here, so to have the Updike brothers finish 1-2 in the first race of this year’s meet was quite fun.”