Erika Root
Erika  Root


Reno, Nev.

High School:
Reno HS




Sauer, Hield debut on all-time list

Hield ninth in long jump, Sauer in 400m hurdles


Pack opens outdoor season strong

Root makes spectacular comeback


Victories abound for Nevada track & field

Wolf Pack claims nine events


Junior runners get the job done at the UW Invitational

One record shifts, another falls in the 3000 meter


Wolf Pack finishes strong at Ed Jacoby Invitational

Claims five events and 20 top-five finishes

Cross Country Bio

JUNIOR OUTDOOR (2015-16) - Did not compete (redshirt)

– Debuted on the indoor all-time list at the UW Invitational in the 3000 meter … Her converted time of 9:48.68 put her at fifth on the list … Set a new personal record in the mile at the Ed Jacoby Invitational, taking fifth with a time of 5:04.31 … Competed at four meets, including the Mountain West Championships ... Earned Spring Academic All-Mountain West team honors

– Placed eighth and earned one point towards Nevada’s team score in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:45.50 at the MW Outdoor Championships (5/15), her time is ranked sixth on the Nevada all-time list … ran a team-best time of 7:13.99 in the 2000m steeplechase at the Aggie Open (3/14) … she ran the top-three times on the team in the 3000m steeplechase ... earned Spring Academic All-Mountain West team honors

– Finished seventh with a time of 10:22.30 in the 3000m at the Boise State Team Challenge (2/14) … best time in the 3000m in the indoor season came at the Bronco Invitational (1/24) where she ran a 10:16.58 to finish in 13th place

SOPHOMORE OUTDOOR (2013-14) - Redshirted

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN INDOOR (2013-14) - Ran a leg on Nevada's sixth place distance medley relay team at the Jackson's/NB Boise Indoor Invite ... Collected a fifth place finish in the mile at the Bronco Invite running 5:08.27 ... Competed at the MW Indoor Championships running 10:50.45 in the 3,000-meter run

FRESHMAN OUTDOOR (2012-13) - Ran 4:50.88 in the 1,500-meter run to finish 15th overall at the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational ... Finished 12th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational ... Collected a tenth place finish at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational running the 1,500-meter in a time of 4:42.03 ... Competed at the MW Outdoor Championships finishing 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:33.78

FRESHMAN INDOOR (2012-13) – Did not compete (redshirt)

HIGH SCHOOL - Earned four letters in track, two letters in cross country, and one letter in skiing at Reno High School in Reno, Nev. ... Top times include 1600: (5:04.23); 5000 (20:03) ... Named first-team 800m, and 1600m in 2010 ... 2011 and 2012 named first-team 1600 and second team 3200m in track and cross country

PERSONAL - Daughter of Brian and Jenifer Root ... Has a brother, Nick ... Twin sister Sidney is also on the cross country team ... Majoring in engineering ...National Merit semi-finalist in high school ... Loves to ski and visit Lake Tahoe to spend time on the beach ... Chose Nevada because of the coaching staff, engineering program, and the Knowledge Center

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