Bulldog Track & Field Shines at Oxy Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic

Benjamin Casey heads to the finish line
Photo credit: Maya Brito

Select members of the University of Redlands track & field teams battled through the damp conditions at the Oxy Distance Carnival Spring Break Classic on Saturday afternoon in Eagle Rock to earn solid marks.

Among the highlights, first-year Tucker Cargile (Denver, CO) uncorked a third-place time of 1:54.43 in the 800 Meters to sit atop the NCAA Division III list for the current season.  Junior Joseph Esparza (Arcata, CA) followed suit with his blistering time of 9:35.88 in the 3000 Steeplechase, which placed him seventh at the meet but third in the nation.

In addition, junior Benjamin Casey (Highland Park, IL) fired off a solid time of 4:05.41 in the 1500 for another top-25 mark.

For the women, senior Justine Keller (Portland, OR) impressed in the 800 with a career-best time of 2:21.36.  This landed her 12th at the meet but eighth in NCAA Division III this season.

Sophomore Maria Ramirez (Orange, CA) completed the 10K in 37:23.88 for the fastest of her career and the fifth best in the nation.

Junior Ellie Ramsey (Waterbury, VT) ran a 12:32.33 in the 3000 Steeplechase for a quality mark that ranks her 15th in Division III, while senior Emily Guthormsen (Morgan Hill, CA) put together the fastest 1500 for the Bulldogs this season by completing the race in 4:58.76.

The Bulldogs look forward to hosting the Redlands Invitational on Friday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. For more information about the home meet, including the event schedule, please visit GoRedlands.com.