|High School:||Bret Harte HS|
In the fall of 2005, this light-footed distance runner impressed the Gaucho coaching staff enough to earn a walk-on spot at UCSB. Erik has run solidly for the Gaucho Cross Country Team.
2007 Track & Field -- While continuing to develop his aerobic capacity and strength, Erik set personal bests in the 1500m (4:12.49), 3000m steeplechase (9:39.70), and the 5000m (15:43.19).
2006 Track & Field -- Focusing on increasing his training capacity and learning the steeplechase, Aardal ran under ten minutes in the steeple with a 9:57 personal best at the Occidental Invitational in his last race of the season. He also raced to a personal best in the 1500m at the Benny Brown Invitational, lowering his converted mile time from high school.
2005 Cross Country -- Walked onto the team as a Freshman, running a strong 8k race at the Fullerton Titan Invitational.
High School -- Running for Bret Harte H.S. in the Sierra foothills, Aardall held modest personal bests, but remained poised to develop his talent, looking to walk-on to the team at UC Santa Barbara.
Personal Bests 1500m - 4:12 3000m - 9:12 3000m SC - 9:39 5000m - 15:58