Track & Field

Eric Meissner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Camarillo, Calif.

High School:
Oaks Christian

Event:
Middle Distance

Experience:
JR

Eric Meissner

2007-08: Competed in the Illini Open during the 2007 cross country season...Set an indoor personal record in the 1,000m at the Notre Dame Blue and Gold Invitational, finishing fourth in 2:30.05...Finished third in the 600m at the Badger Track Classic and eighth at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational...Ran a BIG EAST-qualifying time of 1:53.89 in the 800m at the Notre Dame Invitational...Ran the fifth-best individual time in MU history at the Meyo Invitational in the 500m, crossing the finish line in 1:05.13...Set a personal record and moved into fourth all-time in the 600m with a time of 1:20.78 at the Indiana Relays...Bested his previous personal record in the 800m with a time of 1:52.71 in the preliminaries at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships...Finished fourth in the 800m at the Baldy Castillo Invitational to open the outdoor season with a time of 1:52.11...Established an outdoor personal record in the 400m with a time of 51.16 seconds at the Missouri Relays to finish eighth...Member of 4x400m relay team that finished second at the Marquette Twilight meet...At the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, Mesissner recorded a career-best time of 1:51.56 in the 800m...Helped 4x800m relay team finish sixth with a time of 7:33.98...Member of sprint medley relay squad that won the event at the DePaul relays.

2006-07: Recorded a season-best indoor time of 1:56.30 in the 800m at the Notre Dame Invitational... During the indoor season, ran the 1,000m in 2:34.51 at the Iowa State Open and finished the mile at the Redbird Open in 4:44.87... During the outdoor season, set a season-best time in the 800m (1:54.31) at the Dr. Keeler Invitational...

2005-06: Redshirted cross country and track seasons.

High School: A four-year letter winner in both cross country and track ... Three-year track captain ... Ventura County 800m champion ... Chosen Athlete of the Year in 2004 and 2005... Track team took second place in the CIF Division 4 and cross country team was a state qualifier... Holds a personal record in the 800 meters of 1:54.2 ... Also lettered in soccer twice.

Personal: Born August 36, 1987 ... Son of Christopher and Laura Meissner ... Sister, Amber runs cross country at Pepperdine and father ran cross country at Santa Clara ... Has yet to declare a major.

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