Casimir Loxsom

Posted in: Track & Field
Aug 14, 2000 - 9:59:35 PM

Casimir Loxsom


Born:  March 17, 1991

College: Penn State

Event: 800m

PB:  1:44.92

Sponsor:  Brooks


Casimir is one of the up and coming 800m runners in the world.  He has excelled since his high school days and throughout his college career.  Became the highest-ever United States finisher in a distance event at the IAAF World Junior Championships, with a second-place finish in the 800-meters where he clocked a PR 1:46.57 in the final. It was the sixth-best ever run by a U.S. junior athlete.  He has continued to improve to the point where in 2015 he made his first senior USA World Championship team finishing 3rd and also setting his new personal best at 800m in 1:44.92.  He also set a US indoor record in February of 2015 at the USA Indoor Championships.


2015- Finished 3rd at The USA Outdoor Championships; Won the USA Indoor Championships 600m in a US record 1:15.33.

2014- Finished 2nd at the USA Outdoor National Championships. Finished 3rd at the US Indoor Championships

2013- Was the Outdoor NCAA Championships Runner-up, earning First Team All-American.   Was second at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
2012- Placed third in the 800 at the NACAC Under-23 Championships in Mexico. Was the third leg on Penn State's record setting 4x400, which turned in a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.  Qualified for the NCAA Championships, finishing  11th in the 800, good for Second Team All-America status.   Indoors, Casimir ran on the Nittany Lions' runner-up 4x400 at the NCAA Indoor Championships.  Was on the record setting 4x400 relay which ran 3:05.22 for PSU.

2011-Was fourth in the 800-meters at the World University Games.  Finished second in a world class field at the Harry Jerome Invitational in Vancouver, running a school-record 1:45.28.  Advanced to the IAAF World Juniors by winning the 800 meters at the USATF Junior Championships.  His time 1:47.75 was the sixth-fastest ever run by a U.S. Junior athlete.  Indoors, he ran on the Penn State fifth-place 4x400-meter relay, which finished in All-America status with a time of 3:07.50.  Ran a PSU record 1:01.28 for 500m.  

2010-Ran a personal-best 1:16.92 for 600-meters, which was recognized as a World Junior Best.  He Earned his first individual All-America citation via a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in the fastest men's 800-meter final on record.  Ran a then school-record 1:45.31,  the all-time fastest performance by a fourth-place finisher in the NCAA final.                                                                                                                                                      

Personal Best Outdoor            600m-1:14.84   800m-1:44.92                                                                                                                     

Personal Best Indoor              500m-1:01.28           600m-1:15.33          800m-1:46.98