UND Roster

2011-12 Cross Country Roster

Erica Watson


Height 5'6''
Class Junior
Hometown Noblesville, IN
High School Noblesville

AS A SENIOR: Competed in five cross country meets during the fall season … finished eighth (18:04) at the National Catholic Championships … also ran at the BIG EAST and Great Lakes Regional meets … ran a season best 17:20.81 5,000 at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships … finished fourth overall in the 5,000 at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational … finished in the top 25 at the Stanford Invitational in the 10,000 … placed fifth overall in the 3,000 with a 10:10.67 at the Notre Dame Invitational … earned a monogram in cross country … named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Cross Country/Track and Field team after posting a 3.97 G.P.A. in the classroom.

AS A JUNIOR:Raced in all seven Irish cross country races on the season … began season with a second-place finish at the Valparaiso Crusader Open, completing the course in 18:36 … finished fourth at the National Catholic Championship after stopping the clock at 18:04.4 … at the Notre Dame Invite, crossed the finish line at 17:45 to grab a share of 72nd … finished 73rd at the Pre-NCAA meet, completing the circuit in 21:50.3 … finished fourth among Irish runners and 40th overall at the BIG EAST Championship, logging a 22:40 … placed 36th from the Great Lakes Regional, completing the course in 22:06.34 … crossed in 196th at the NCAA Championship, freezing the clock at 22:46.7 … competed in seven distance races for the track team … opened action at the Notre Dame Invite, finishing fourth in 10:06.11 in the 3,000 … competed in the 5,000 at the Meyo Invitational, finishing second in her heat and 16th overall in 17:51…placed 12th in the 5,000 at the Alex Wilson Invite, clocking a 17:19.02 … at the Stanford Invitational, raced in the 10,000 and crossed in 16th place after recording a 35:21.39 … returned to the 5,000 at the Border Battle, earning an eighth-place result in 17:31.41 … competed in the 10,000 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, placing 10th with a mark of 36:21.62 … raced in the 10,000 prelims at the NCAA Regional, crossing the line in 42nd in 37:27.95.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season with a seventh-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships in the 10,000 in 36:10.07 … ran the 5,000 at the Dave Rankin Invitational for a fifth-place finish in a 18:08.85 … finished first at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in the 10,000 in 36:48.61 … ran the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Invitational in 10:35.37 … finished sixth in the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in 10:28.32 … third-place finish in the 3,000 in 10:13.16.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed as a distance runner for the Irish, racing in the 5,000, 3,000 and 1,600 … only raced in the 1,600 once on the season, stopping the clock at 5:22.93 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … earned best finish in the 3,000 while racing at the Meyo Invitational as she crossed the finish line in a 10:24.83 … raced in the 5,000 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational and earned her best result with a final time of 18:07.64 … raced in a total of seven meets on the campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Four-time letter winner in cross country at Noblesville (Ind.) … cross country team captain junior and senior campaigns … two-time team MVP and all-conference runner … lettered all four years in track and field … track and field captain her senior year … set a school record in the 3,200 … member of the National Honor Society … member of student government … daughter of Jeff and Laura Watson … has three sisters, Stephanie, Hannah and Meredith … graduated in May 2011 from the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.


3,000m (Notre Dame Invitational) 10:06.11
5,000m (Alex Wilson Invitational) 17:19.02


3,000m (Notre Dame Invitational) 10:06.11
5,000m (Border Battle) 17:31.41
10,000m (Stanford Invitational) 35:21.39