Erika Root
Erika  Root


Reno, Nev.

High School:
Reno HS


Cross country shines in potential for 2016

Trip to Pre-Nationals highlights regular season meets


Coach E Tracks the Pack

Head coach Kirk Elias gives his view of the Mountain Regional Championships


Nevada finishes season in top-10 at regional championships

Second top-10 finish in the last five years


Myers earns second team honors at MW Championships

Nevada takes seventh as a team


Wolf Pack takes third at Capital Cross Challenge

Myers moves into second all-time


2015 Mountain West Cross Country Championships

Photos from the 2015 Mountain West Cross Country Championships at Montreux Golf Course.

Track & Field Bio

Senior (2015) - Came in sixth at the Nature's Bakery Twilight Classic to help lead the Pack to a victory ... Her time of 15:15 was good enough for 9th on the all-time list ... Came in 20th with a time of 17:46 at the Capital Cross Challenge, putting her at 20th on the all time list, a new personal best ... Also set a personal best at the Sundodger Invitational with a time of 21:58, 13th on the 6K all time list ... Placed a career-best 25th at the Mountain West Championships.

JUNIOR (2014) -
Finished 11th at the Nevada Twilight Classic with a time of 15:25 ... Finished 209th out of 390 at the Roy Girak Invitational.

SOPHOMORE (2013) - 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

FRESHMAN (2012) - 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

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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