Erik Aardal
Erik Aardal
Year: Senior
Hometown: Arnold, Calif.
High School: Bret Harte HS
UC Santa Barbara
Was the fourth Gaucho to finish at the NCAA West Regional, taking 88th place with a time of 31:47 over 10k...Was 27th at the Big West Championships with a time of 25:23 over 8k...Was 76th at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 26:17. 2007
Continued to show signs of improvement in his third year of collegiate running..Competed at the Big West Championships and finished in 32nd place with a time of 26:53...Ran a 26:23 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind....Rounded out the squad that took third place at the Stanford Invitational. 2006
Redshirt 2005
Walked-on to the team as a freshman, running a strong 8k race at the Fullerton Titan Invitational. High School
Running for Bret Harte HS in the Sierra foothills, Aardal held modest personal bests, but remained poised to develop his talent, looking to walk-on to the team at UC Santa Barbara.
Collegiate Career Bests
Steeplechase - 9:25.8h (Big West Challenge Cup, 4/10/2009)