Caroline Erlingson's collegiate running career came to a close in 2010, but the distance-event standout remains a vital part of the UT Arlington track and field coach. She currently serves as the team's director of operations and shared her expertise in distance events in 2011, her first year on staff.
Erlingson worked closest with female distance runners, who combined to score in nine events at Southland Conference meets. She also had a hand in helping freshman Emily Koenig win an individual Southland Conference championship as well as Southland Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Year.
As an athlete, it didn't take long for Erlingson to make an impact on the UT Arlington program. As a true freshman, she earned All-Southland Conference honors by finishing eighth at the league's Cross Country Championships.
Injuries slowed Erlingson's momentum, forcing her to take a medical redshirt in indoor and outdoor track in 2007, but she bounced back to place 11th at the league cross country meet in 2008.
During the track seasons, her best conference finishes came at the 2009 Outdoor Championships (third in the 1500m), and the 2009 Indoor Championships (third in the mile run). She also took seventh in the indoor mile as a senior in 2010.
Off the track, Erlingson excelled in the classroom as a three-time Capital One/Southland Conference Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll recipient.
Erlingson is a native of Angelholm, Sweden. She earned her degree in biochemistry from UT Arlington.