Kristen Erickson
Kristen  Erickson

Hometown:
Princeton, Mass.

High School:
ACS Cobham Internationl School

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
09/09/1994

Experience:
Jr./Jr.


On Erickson: Strong performer who has demonstrated her versatility in the throwing events ... Will be one of the team's top throwers during the coming year and has been a steady scorer at the BIG EAST meets both indoors and outdoors ... Top event is the shot put, in which she ranks sixth on the Wildcats all-time performance list.

2015 Outdoor: Tripled up in the throwing events (shot put, discus, hammer) at the BIG EAST Championships ... Tallied a fifth place finish in the shot put and her throw of 12.61 meters was an outdoor personal best ... Also finished 12th in the discus with a personal best mark of 30.94 meters and came in 14th in the hammer with a throw of 32.89 meters ... Earlier in the season set a personal best in the hammer with a distance of 35.30 meters at the Delaware Open ... Also finished fifth in the shot put (11.88m) and 12th in the discus (28.03m) at that meet ... Began the season by finishing fourth in the shot put (11.86m) and ninth in the hammer (31.03m) at the Philadelphia College Classic ... Competed in the discus at the Danny Curran Invitational and finished 13th with a throw of 28.73 meters ... Competed in the Championship sections of the shot put and the hammer at the Colonial Relays, placing ninth (12.14m) and 27th (34.83m), respectively ... Runner-up in the shot put at the Delaware Classic (12.06m) in addition to placing seventh in the discus (29.96m) and 14th in the hammer (31.23m).

2014-15 Indoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with a fifth place finish in the shot put ... Set a personal best at the conference meet with a throw of 12.63 meters and helped the Wildcats win their second straight team title ... Competed a total of six times in the shot put during the season ... Delivered a first place finish with a mark of 12.16 meters at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational ... Came in third at the Widener Field Meet (12.00m), fourth at the McElligott Invitational (11.51m), 20th at the Gotham Cup (11.47m) and 14th at the Metro Team Challenge (11.06m).

2014 Outdoor: Recorded a personal best throw of 11.72 meters at the BIG EAST Championships and registered a seventh place finish in the event ... Came in sixth in the shot put at the season-opening Philadelphia College Classic (11.28m) ... Also finished eighth at the Delaware Open (11.00m) and was 16th at the Colonial Relays (10.66m) ... Made her debut in the hammer at the Danny Curran Invitational and placed seventh with a distance of 34.27 meters ... Came in fifth in the shot put (11.14m) and 13th in the hammer (31.56m) at the Delaware Classic.

2013-14 Indoor: Competed four times in the shot put and once in the weight throw ... Placed 12th in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships with a mark of 10.54 meters ... Her best distance of the season was 11.21 meters at the Tiger Open, which was good for an eighth place finish ... Came in fifth at the Rutgers Invite with a mark of 11.20 meters and was also fifth at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational with a distance of 10.87 meters ... Finished eighth in the weight throw with a mark of 10.82 meters at the Rutgers Invite.

ACS Cobham International School: Two-time recipient of the Coaches' Award ... Named to the Headmasters List and Honor Roll academically.

Personal: Born 9/9/94 ... Younger of two daughters of Susan and Clayton Erickson ... Has an older sister, Sarah (22) ... Majoring in Economics and pursued a business minor through Villanova's Summer Business Institute.

PERSONAL BESTS

Weight Throw         10.82 Meters                 2014 Rutgers Invite
Shot Put             12.63 Meters                 2015 BIG EAST Championships
Discus 30.94 Meters 2015 BIG EAST Championships Hammer 35.30 Meters 2015 Delaware Open

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                        2013-14

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Shot Put             5th                          2015 Indoor, 2015 Outdoor
Shot Put             7th                          2014 Outdoor

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