Joseph Esparza
Joseph Esparza
Height: 6-0
Year: SR
Hometown: Arcata, CA
High School: Arcata
Previous College: College of the Redwoods
Major: Environmental Science


  • A consistent contributor to the Maroon and Gray’s fourth-place finish in the SCIAC standings
  • Produced a fourth-place effort at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite for his best showing of the season, which came off an 8k time of 25:57.0
  • His fastest time of the campaign came a week later at the 2018 Highlander Invitational when he completed the 8k course in 25:20.3
  • This mark (25:20.3) ranks him sixth all-time in Redlands history
  • Came in 12th at the SCIAC Cross Country Championships with a time of 26:48.8
  • Took 13th at the NCAA Division III West Region Cross Country Championships with a time of 25:24.4
  • Crossed the finish line in 26:03.4 at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships


  • A huge contributor to the fifth-place finish in the SCIAC
  • Began the season with a dominant fourth-place performance at the Redlands Invitational with a 6k time of 19:45.7
  • Ranked 39th at the SCIAC Multi-Duals with a time of 27:43.1 (8K)
  • Improved his time at the Pomona-Pitzer Invite with a 24th-place finish in 26:37.8
  • Put together an impressive 15th-place finish at the SCIAC Championships with a time of 26:38.7
  • His fastest 8K time of the season came at the NCAA Division III West Region Cross Country Championships, where he placed 20th with a solid time of 26:12.4


  • All-West Region selection (2017, 2018)
  • All-SCIAC Second Team (2017, 2018)
  • SCIAC All-Academic selection (2017)