Erika Root
Erika  Root

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Reno, Nev.

High School:
Reno HS

Event:
Distance/XC

Experience:
SR


05/17/2017

Wolf Pack set to graduate 54 student-athletes

More than 800 student-athletes have graduated in past 11 years.

04/14/2017

Sauer, Hield debut on all-time list

Hield ninth in long jump, Sauer in 400m hurdles

03/04/2017

Pack opens outdoor season strong

Root makes spectacular comeback

02/13/2016

Victories abound for Nevada track & field

Wolf Pack claims nine events

01/30/2016

Junior runners get the job done at the UW Invitational

One record shifts, another falls in the 3000 meter

Cross Country Bio

SENIOR OUTDOOR (2017) – Competed in four meets in her first season back from battling cancer … Raced in a total of four meets … Set a personal record in the 1,500-meter at the Bryan Clay Invite, clocking in at 4:35.91 … Placed 11th in the 3000m steeplechase at the Mountain West Championships.

SENIOR INDOOR (2016-17) – Did not compete.

JUNIOR OUTDOOR (2016) – Did not compete (redshirt).

JUNIOR INDOOR (2015-16) – 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.

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE OUTDOOR (2015) – 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 3,000m steeplechase.

SOPHOMORE INDOOR (2014-15) – 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 (2014) – 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 3000-meter run.

FRESHMAN OUTDOOR (2012-13) - Ran 4:50.88 in the 1500-meter run to finish 15th overall at the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational ... Finished 12th in the 3000m steeplechase at the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational ... Collected a tenth place finish at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational running the 1500m in a time of 4:42.03 ... Competed at the MW Outdoor Championships finishing 11th in the 3000m 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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