Women's Cross Country



Erika Root
Erika Root

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Reno, Nev.

High School:
Reno High School

Experience:
1L

01/31/2013

Nevada Has 37 Student-Athletes on 2012 Fall Academic All-Mountain West Team

League-record 409 student-athletes on the 2012 fall team

10/30/2012

Coach E Tracks The Pack

Inside look at the last cross country meet by head coach Kirk Elias

10/26/2012

Nevada Places Fifth at MW Cross Country Championships

Pack finishes with149 points

10/16/2012

Coach E Tracks The Pack

Inside look at the last cross country meet by head coach Kirk Elias

10/01/2012

Coach E Tracks The Pack

Inside look at the last cross country meet by head coach Kirk Elias

Nevada:

2013-2014: Cross Country: Finished seventh at the Nature's Bakery Nevada Twilight Classic and ran the 12th fastest time in school history (15:30) ... Tied the 22nd best 5K time in school history at the Sacramento State NCAA Inter-Regional Jamboree with a time of 17:54 ... Ran the 20th fastest 6K time in school history (22:25) at the NCAA Division I Mountain Regionals Championship. Indoor: Finished fifth in the mile at the Bronco Invite (4:15.73) ... competed at the Mountain West Indoor Championships.

2012-2013: Cross Country: Competed at the Oregon Dellinger Invitational ... Made the traveling team for the MW Cross Country Championships ... Raced at the NCAA Division I Mountain Region Cross Country Championships. Indoor: Redshirt-did not compete. Outdoor: Finished 14th at the Sacramento State Mondo Mid-Major Challenge in the 1,500-meter (4:40.51) ... Finished 10th in the 1,500-meter with a time of 4:42.03 at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational ... Finished 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the MW Outdoor Championships (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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