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Erica Lersch
Erica  Lersch

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Palm Harbor, Fla.

High School:
East Lake

Height:
5-7

Event:
XC/Mid-Distance

Major:
Exercise Science and Health Promotion

10/07/2017

Cross Country Teams Each Garner Top Three Showings at Disney

Men Place Second and Women Third at WWOS

09/01/2017

Cross Country Successful at Home Meet to Commence Campaign

Women First, Men Fifth, with Numerous Individual Accolades

08/30/2017

Cross Country Hosts Annual Meet this Friday

FAU Men and Women to Compete Friday Evening at South Country Regional Park

02/26/2016

FAU Women's Track Returns From C-USA

FAU Brings Home Two 2nd Place Finishes

02/23/2016

Florida Atlantic University Women's Track and Field Team head to C-USA Indoor Champs

Defending Champion Frida Thorsas of the women's pentathlon

Personal Records:

  • 5K (XC): 20:11
  • 800m (indoor): 2:19.21
  • 800m (outdoor): 2:19.46
  • 1000m (indoor): 3:12.39
  • 1500m (outdoor): 4:52.57
  • 1 mile (indoor): 5:24.07
  • 3000m (indoor): 10:55.78

All-Time Program Top Showings:

  • Distance medley relay (indoor) - Carydaliz Fontanez, Sitia Martinez, Lersch and Mikaela Jonsson: 5th, 12:14.64
  • 4x800 meter relay (outdoor) - Mikaela Jonsson, Liz Wellman, Carydaliz Fontanez and Lersch: 2nd, 9:10.51

2016-17 (Sophomore) 
Cross Country:

  • Competed in two races in the fall
  • At the FLRunners.com Invite, finished 21st in a time of 21:10 
  • Also ran at USF's XC Invitational, crossing at 21:19

Indoor T&F:

  • Set her best time in the mile at UAB's Blazer Invite (5:24.07)
  • Hovered around the same time in the 800 meters, setting her PR that was four seconds lowe than her freshman season, at the Sykes & Sabock Cup (2:19.21)
  • Also there, participated in the distance medley and helped to set the fifth-fastest mark in FAU history (12:14.64)
  • Ran the 800 and 3000 at the C-USA Indoor Championships. In the latter, her first ever, finished at 10:55.78, placing 12th overall

Outdoor T&F:

  • Continued to run a consistent time in the 800 meters, including a seventh-place finish at the Hurricane Invitational (2:22.69) 
  • Her outdoor season best was set at the UM Alumni Invitational (2:19.46), finishing 12th in the race
  • Competed in the 4x800 meter at the Florida Relays and was part of the second-fastest time in school history (9:10.51)
  • That same weekend, was the fourth collegian to finish the 1,500 meters at Embry-Riddle's Spike Classic (4:57.94)
  • Improved her time in that race to 4:52.57 for a PR at the Tom Jones Memorial

2015-16 (Freshman):
Cross Country:

  • In her debut at the FAU Collegiate Invitational, she claimed 26th in the 5K with a time of 22:23.2
  • Finished in 26th as well in the 5K at the UCF Cross Country Invitational with a final time of 20:16.1
  • Set a personal best in the 5K at the Disney XC Classic, finishing in a time of 20:11.2

Indoor T&F:

  • In the 800m – set a personal best at the 2016 C-USA Indoor Championships, finishing in 16th overall (2:23.73)
  • In the 1-mile – set a personal best at the 2016 C-USA Indoor Championships, finishing 24th overall (5:29.71)
  • In the 4,000m – set a personal best at the Emory CrossPlex Invitational with a final time of 12:28.83

High School:

  • Ran for Britt Taylor at East Lake High School
  • Holds the school record as part of the 4x800 meter relay (9:36.05)
  • Qualified for state competition in the 4x800m relay in 2014 and 2015

Personal:

  • Majoring in exercise science and health promotion
  • Daughter of Michele and Greg Ferris
  • Enjoys running and going to the beach
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