Racing up the ranks: Ranger foursome run nation’s third-fastest time

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The Nordhoff 4-by-800-meter relay team made up of (left to right) Cesar Esperanza, Eli Balderas, Landis Meyer, and Cameron Kunde recently ran the third-fastest time in the United States to win the Nike Invitational. (photo submitted)

Mike Miller, Ojai Valley New sports editor
There is a sports story brewing in Ojai that could end up being one of the biggest in recent memory. The Nordhoff High School 4-by-800-meter relay team traveled to the Nike Invitational in Redondo last weekend and not only came away with a thrilling victory, but the foursome also ran the nation’s third-fastest time of the year with a blazing 7:57.67.

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