Erik Petersson
Erik Petersson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Goteborg, Sweden

High School:
Goteborgs Hogre Samskola

Height:
6-1

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
02/17/1980


2003 Outdoor: Earned all-SLC honors with a second-place finish with a 14:56.21 in the 5,000-meter run at the LSC Championships on May 17... Competed in just two meets during outdoor season... Clocked a 4:05.69 in the 1,500m at the UTA Open on May 3. 2003 Indoor: Redshirted season. 2002 Outdoor: Did not compete due to a stress fracture in his leg... A 2002 Verizon Academic All-District VI selection and was named to the 2002 Academic All-Southland Conference Team. 2002 Indoor: Finished second in the conference in the 5,000m with a time of 14:48.05... Ran a season best 8:34.45 in the 3,000m at the Houston Invitational... Finished seventh at the Sooner Invitational in the mile with a time of 4:25.60. 2001 Cross Country: UTA?s top runner all season finishing fourth at the conference championships, earning all-SLC honors... Finished second at North Texas, helping his team capture the team championship... Finished 18th at the NCAA South Central Regionals. 2001 Outdoor: Set the UTA school record in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays with a time of 14:31.98, finishing third... Finished third at the conference championships in the 5,000m... Finished third in the conference in the 10,000m. 2001 Indoor: Set the UTA school record in the 5,000m at the conference championships with a time of 14.46.20, finishing second... Finished fourth in the conference in the 3,000m... Ran a personal best 8:26.56 in the 3,000m at Minnesota. 2000 Cross Country: Earned All-SLC for the second time, placing fifth, covering the 8K course in 26:27... Was the Mavericks? top runner at the NCAA South Central Regional Meet, placing 21st, covering the 10K race in 32:02.46. 2000 Outdoor and Indoor: Red-shirted due to a severe achilles problem . 1999 Cross Country: Placed fourth at the SLC Championships with a season-best 8K time of 25:34 to be named to the All-Conference squad... UTA?s top finisher at the NCAA South Central Regionals when he placed 18th with a 10K time of 32:00... Also the team?s top finisher at the UTA Season Opener at third place with a four-mile time of 20:49, and with fifth place at Texas A&M and an 8K time of 25:51. High School: 1998 champion of "Finnkampen" with 8:37 in the 3,000-meter race... Placed fifth in the 1999 Nordic Championships with a 10,000 meter time of 30:53... Also finished 13th at the Junior European Championships in the 10,000 meters... Took 17th place at the ?Goteborgs Varvet? half-marathon in 1 hour, 10 minutes, 17 seconds. Personal: Born Feb. 17, 1980 in Goteborg, Sweden... Son of Claes-Goran and Barbro Petersson... An international business major with an emphasis in French at UTA.

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