Eric Battles
    Eric Battles

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fresno, Calif.

    High School:
    Clovis West HS

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    Distance

    05/17/2012

    McKee and Bernard Take Home Top Honors

    This is the second year in a row Meagan McKee was awarded the top women's honor.

    Last updated on June 13, 2012

    Fresno State:

    2011 Cross Country (Senior): One of the top men's competitors in the distance events for the `Dogs ... Earned second team All- Conference honors, with a 13th place finish at the WAC Championships ... Marked his 8K season best of 24:53 at the Santa Clara Invitational.

    2011 Track (Junior): Competed at nine meets ... named Bulldog Male Student-Athlete of the Year ... recorded a personal best in the 1,500 meter with a time 3:50.50 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... ran a season-best 1:54.13 in the 800 meters at the Bulldog Invitational.

    2010 Cross Country (Junior): Strong junior season for the Bulldogs...ran the Nevada Twilight 6K in 20:32 and finished 6th overall...at the Asics Invitational 8K he placed 17th overall with a time of 25:36...season-best time came at the Bronco Invitational 8K with a time of 24:42.4...named Academic All-WAC.

    2010 Track (Sophomore): Topped both of his personal bests in middles distances during his third Bulldog Track and Field season...clocked an 800-meter PR of 1:55.56 at the Last Chance Meet...set a PR in the 1500-meter at WAC Championships with a time of 3:51.27 for a strong third place finish...Academic All-WAC award winner.

    2009 Cross Country (Sophomore): A solid sophomore campaign racing in four of the season's five meets ... marked an 8K season-best of 25:30 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational, just three seconds off his career-best set at the same meet in 2008 ... named an Emerging Scholar by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

    2009 Track (Freshman): Ran the middle distances in his first track season for the Bulldogs ... was the team's second-best 1,500-meter runner behind two-time WAC Champion Frank Sanders ... in the 1,500, timed a personal-best of 3:53.50 and took seventh at the WAC Championships ... also ran the 800, clocking a career-best 1:56.89.

    2008 Cross Country (Freshman): Solid freshman campaign, earning second-team All-WAC honors with a 12th place finish at the WAC Championships ... was among the team's top 3 finishers in six of the team's seven meets ... at the NCAA West Regional timed a 10K-best 32:32.12 ... 2008 Academic All-WAC.

    Prior to Fresno State: Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track ... earned All-Valley and all-conference cross country honors ... named Clovis West Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... a scholar-athlete ... awarded all-city honors by the Fresno Bee ... served as captain for both the cross country and track and field teams ... had a best 5K time of 15:29 at Stanford.

    Personal: Born Nov. 21, 1989 in Fresno, Calif. ... parents are Gary and Marian, both school teachers ... has one younger sister, Samantha ... enjoys the outdoors: biking, fishing, skiing and camping ... most admires his parents for their support and encouragement in athletics and life in general.

    Battles' Records Best Marks Meet, Date
    1,500-meters 3:51.27 WAC Championships, 5/12/10
    800-meters 1:55.56 Last Chance Meet, 5/1/10

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