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  Erik Emilsson
Erik Emilsson

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bjarred, Sweden

High School:
Polhemskolan

Last College:
Tulane

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 145

Event:
Distances

Birthdate:
10/03/1982

2005 - Earned All-American accolades in the steeplechase after finishing eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Dropped nearly six seconds off his lifetime-best at the NCAA meet (previous best of 8:40.40; prelim time of 8:37.07; finals time of 8:34.80, No. 3 all-time at UCLA) ... At the West Regional, finished fifth in the steeple with a time of 8:42.16 ... Against USC, won the steeple (8:54.40) and was second in the 5000m (14:54.49) ... All-Pac-10 in the steeple after placing third at the Pac-10 meet (8:43.50) ... Placed sixth overall at the Mt. SAC Relays in the invitational steeple section with a then personal-best of 8:40.40 ... CoSIDA Academic-All-Region ... Pac-10 All-academic second team ... All-Academic MPSF.

Summer 2004 - Ran a personal-best 3:47.16 in the 1500m in Sweden ... Also ran a lifetime-best 1:51.29 in the 800m while in Sweden.

2004 - Missed all of outdoor track with a shoulder injury, which required surgery ... Was the Bruins' No. 2 runner ... At West Region, earned All-Region honors with a 12th-place finish (30:43) ... Placed 20th at Pac-10 (25:04).

2003 - At NCAA Outdoor, placed 24th overall in the steeple (12th in qualifying, 8:56.59) ... At the West Regional, placed 19th in the steeple (9:15.35) ... Finished third in the steeple at Pac-10 (8:58.18) ... In cross country, automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships (placed 98th, 30:52.7) with a 17th-place finish at the West Regional (30:13, All-Region, Bruins' top finisher) ... Placed 36th at Pac-10 as UCLA's No. 3 runner ... Pac-10 All-Academic second team.

2002 Cross Country - UCLA's No. 1 finisher at both the Pac-10 (24th, 24:47) and NCAA West Regional (34th, 31:49) after transferring from Tulane.

2002 - At the Swedish National Championships, placed eighth in the 1500m (3:28.63, 3:52.99Q).

Tulane - In cross country, earned All-District honors with a 20th-place finish (31:17) at the South Central Regional and All-Conference USA honors with an 11th-place finish (24:20.0) at the conference meet, helping the Green Wave win the conference championship.

High School - Represented the Swedish National team ... Advanced to the final of the steeple at the European Junior Championships ... Prep bests of 1:53 (800m), 3:49 (1500m) and 8:47 (steeple).

Personal - Born October 3, 1982 ... Business-Economics major.

Emilsson's Best Times
800m - 1:50.58
1500m - 3:45.38
3000mSC - 8:34.80

All-American
2005 - Steeplechase


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