Erika Root
Erika Root

RS Sophomore

Reno, Nev.

High School:
Reno High School




Cross Country: Started the season with a seventh place finish at the Nature's Bakery Nevada Twilight ... Placed 55th at the Sacramento State NCAA Inter-Regional Jamboree running the 22nd best 5K time in school history, 17:54 ... Finished 45th at the Mountain West Cross Country Championships ... Finished with the 20th best 6K time in school history, 22:25 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships.

Indoor: 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.


Cross Country: Opened up her collegiate career with a 15th place finish running 15:30 at the Nature's Bakery Nevada Twilight 4K ... Finished 41st at the Oregon Dellinger Invitational 5K running 18:19 ... Competed at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival ... Earned a 44th place finish at the Mountain West Championships with a time of 22:42.9 ... Competed at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships.

Indoor: Redshirt (did not compete). Outdoor: 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.

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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