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AS A SENIOR: Competed in five cross country meets during the fall season ... finished eighth (18:04) at the National Catholic Championships ... also ran at the BIG EAST and Great Lakes Regional meets ... ran a season best 17:20.81 5,000 at the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships ... finished fourth overall in the 5,000 at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational ... finished in the top 25 at the Stanford Invitational in the 10,000 ... placed fifth overall in the 3,000 with a 10:10.67 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... earned a monogram in cross country ... named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Cross Country/Track and Field team after posting a 3.97 G.P.A. in the classroom.

AS A JUNIOR:Raced in all seven Irish cross country races on the season ... began season with a second-place finish at the Valparaiso Crusader Open, completing the course in 18:36 ... finished fourth at the National Catholic Championship after stopping the clock at 18:04.4 ... at the Notre Dame Invite, crossed the finish line at 17:45 to grab a share of 72nd ... finished 73rd at the Pre-NCAA meet, completing the circuit in 21:50.3 ... finished fourth among Irish runners and 40th overall at the BIG EAST Championship, logging a 22:40 ... placed 36th from the Great Lakes Regional, completing the course in 22:06.34 ... crossed in 196th at the NCAA Championship, freezing the clock at 22:46.7 ... competed in seven distance races for the track team ... opened action at the Notre Dame Invite, finishing fourth in 10:06.11 in the 3,000 ... competed in the 5,000 at the Meyo Invitational, finishing second in her heat and 16th overall in 17:51...placed 12th in the 5,000 at the Alex Wilson Invite, clocking a 17:19.02 ... at the Stanford Invitational, raced in the 10,000 and crossed in 16th place after recording a 35:21.39 ... returned to the 5,000 at the Border Battle, earning an eighth-place result in 17:31.41 ... competed in the 10,000 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, placing 10th with a mark of 36:21.62 ... raced in the 10,000 prelims at the NCAA Regional, crossing the line in 42nd in 37:27.95.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season with a seventh-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships in the 10,000 in 36:10.07 ... ran the 5,000 at the Dave Rankin Invitational for a fifth-place finish in a 18:08.85 ... finished first at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in the 10,000 in 36:48.61 ... ran the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Invitational in 10:35.37 ... finished sixth in the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener in 10:28.32 ... third-place finish in the 3,000 in 10:13.16.

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed as a distance runner for the Irish, racing in the 5,000, 3,000 and 1,600 ... only raced in the 1,600 once on the season, stopping the clock at 5:22.93 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... earned best finish in the 3,000 while racing at the Meyo Invitational as she crossed the finish line in a 10:24.83 ... raced in the 5,000 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational and earned her best result with a final time of 18:07.64 ... raced in a total of seven meets on the campaign.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Four-time letter winner in cross country at Noblesville (Ind.) ... cross country team captain junior and senior campaigns ... two-time team MVP and all-conference runner ... lettered all four years in track and field ... track and field captain her senior year ... set a school record in the 3,200 ... member of the National Honor Society ... member of student government ... daughter of Jeff and Laura Watson ... has three sisters, Stephanie, Hannah and Meredith ... graduated in May 2011 from the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.

WATSON'S CAREER INDOOR BESTS

3,000m (Notre Dame Invitational) 10:06.11
5,000m (Alex Wilson Invitational) 17:19.02

WATSON'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS

3,000m (Notre Dame Invitational) 10:06.11
5,000m (Border Battle) 17:31.41
10,000m (Stanford Invitational) 35:21.39

Erica Watson
Erica  Watson

Hometown:
Noblesville, IN

High School:
Noblesville

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
01/06/1989

Graduated:
2011

Event Calendar

Delta

December 2
12 wins
Blue & Gold Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP

Blue & Gold Invitational Meet Information
Blue & Gold Invitational Schedule
January 14
11:00 AM
Illini Classic
Champaign, Ill. (University of Illinois-Armory)
January 21
11:00 AM
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame Invitational Meet Information
Notre Dame Invitational Schedule
January 28
10:00 AM
Big Ten/Power 5 Clash
Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa-Recreation Bldg.)
February 3
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Meyo Invitational Meet Information
Meyo Invitational Schedule
February 4
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 10
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 10
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 10
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 18
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 23
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 24
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
March 10
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 11
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 18
11:00 AM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
March 24
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 25
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 30
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
April 7
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 8
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 15
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky. (University of Louisville-Cardinal Park)
April 21
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
11:00 AM
Michael Johnson Invitational
Waco, Texas (Baylor University-Clyde Hart T&F Stadium)
April 27
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 28
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 28
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 29
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 29
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana University-Haugh Track Complex)
May 12
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 13
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 14
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 25
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 26
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 27
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
June 7
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 8
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 9
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 10
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)

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