Erika Root
Erika Root

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Reno, Nev.

High School:
Reno HS

Position:
Distance

Experience:
SO


Cross Country Bio

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 INDOOR (2012-13) - Redshirt (did not compete)

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

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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