Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field

Elyse Espe takes 14th at National Championships

Elyse Espe takes 14th at National Championships

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GENEVA, Ohio – The Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships got underway Thursday with sophomore Elyse Espe (Wishon, Calif.) opening things up in the 400m Hurdles. 

Espe came in ranked No. 15 in the National Rankings and was able to move up a spot into 14th with a time of 1:03.32.  She was not able to advance to the finals ending her Championship run. 

She posted a qualifying mark during the Redlands Last Chance Meet in the 400m Hurdles with a time of 1:02.28, which set a new Whittier College school record.  She finished No. 2 in SCIAC, No. 2 in the West Region and finished ranked No. 14 in the Division III National Rankings.