Aggie Runner Eric Casarez Claims School Record in Men's 5000m at Raleigh Relays

Eric Casarez set a new school record in the men’s 5000m at the Raleigh Relays at Paul Derr Track & Field Facility on Thursday night. Casarez finished ninth out of 239 total runners with a time of 13:42.63, breaking Henry Lelei’s school record of 13:45.30 set in 2013.

Aggie Runner Eric Casarez Claims School Record in Men's 5000m at Raleigh Relays
Aggie Runner Eric Casarez Claims School Record in Men’s 5000m at Raleigh Relays

This was a significant achievement for Casarez, who now holds three school records. Chandon Chhikara finished behind Casarez with a time of 14:34.79.

In other events, Gavin Hoffpauir led the Aggies in the 1500m with a time of 3:47.32, followed closely by Cooper Cawthra (3:48.00) and Victor Zuniga (3:50.82). In the 3000m steeplechase, Teddy Radkte and Jonathan Chung recorded times of 9:10.30 and 9:12.21, respectively.

Maddie Livingston led the trio of Grace Plain and Abbey Santoro in the women’s 10,000m, with Livingston registering a time of 35:00.65, becoming the No. 10 performer in school history. Plain clocked 35:31.52, while Santoro crossed the finish line in 35:57.08.

Julia Abell is scheduled to run the 3000m steeplechase on Friday at 4:40 p.m. CT to complete the Aggies’ trip to Raleigh.

Fans can follow along on the live results provided by Flash Results.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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