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     Erin Mercer
    Erin Mercer


    Peninsula, Ohio

    High School:


    Cross Country Teams Finish Third at NCAA Southeast Regional

    Three men's and two women's runners claim All-Region accolades, while Andrew Colley earns individual bid to NCAA Championships


    Men and Women Place Fourth at ACC Cross Country Championships

    Samantha George named ACC's Freshman of the Year as both squads place three runners in top 14, giving NC State six combined All-ACC selections.


    Pack Completes Wisconsin Invitational and Blue Ridge Open

    NC State Women Finish 21st; Men 34th at Wisconsin


    Wolfpack Women Fourth, Men 10th at Notre Dame Invitational

    Women's team falls one point short of a top three finish


    Cross Country Sweeps Adidas Invitational

    Pack dominates top-10 in both races

    2012 Cross Country
    Made five appearances for the Wolfpack on the season
    Finished 26th overall (21:17.39) at the NCAA Southeast Regional
    Registered a 35th place finish (21:34.9) at the ACC Championships
    Raced to a 19th overall finish (17:04) at the Notre Dame Invitational

    2012 Outdoor Track
    • Ran a new collegiate-best time of 4:26.96 in the 1,500m
    • Placed seventh in the 3,000m steeplechase at the ACC Championships
    • Ran a season-best time of 10:22.17 in that event at the Raleigh Relays
    • Qualified for the NCAA East Regional Championships in the 3,000m steeplechase

    2011-12 Indoor Track
    • Ran a collegiate-best time of 4:48.88 in the mile
    • Finished 10th in the mile at the ACC Championships

    2011 Cross Country
    Competed unattached Sept. 16 at the adidas Cross Country Challenge and took fourth place, running the 5k course in 17:32.9
    Finished 98th at the Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 24, running the 6k course in 22:13.6
    Took 79th at the Wisconsin adidas Open on Oct. 14, finishing the 6k course in a time of 21:11.1
    Came in 42nd on Oct. 29 at the ACC Championships, running the 6k course at the Musser Fruit Research Center at Clemson, S.C., in a time of 21:35.2
    Finished 30th at the NCAA Southeast Regional on Nov. 12, running the 6k course in Louisville, Ky., in a time of 21:09.9
    Placed 219th at the NCAA Championships

    2011 Outdoor Track
    • Enjoyed a break-out season outdoors, earning All-ACC honors in the 3,000m steeplechase with a third-place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships
    • Followed that race up with a sixth place finish in the 5,000m in a collegiate-best time of 16:47.41
    • Qualified for the NCAA East prelims in the steeplechase
    • Fastest time in the steeplechase was 10:18.86 at the ACC Outdoor Championships

    2010-11 Indoor Track
    • Ran a collegiate-best time of 4:57.54 for the mile during the indoor season

    2010 Cross Country

    Was NC State's No. 4 runner for most of the season

    Finished 6th at the Wolfpack Invitational in a time of 17:37

    Placed 72nd at the Roy Griak Invitational, covering the 6k course 22:29

    Placed 60th at the NCAA Southeast Regional meet, running a time of 21:45 for 6k

    Placed 194th at the NCAA Championships

    2010 Outdoor Track
    • Redshirted the season

    2009-10 Indoor Track
    • Redshirted the season

    2009 Cross Country
    Ran unattached at the Wolfpack Invite and came in fifth in a time of 18:10

    Finished 45th at the Paul Short Run, finishing the 6k course in a time of 21:29
    Finished 40th at the ACC Championships in a time of 21:47.1

    An all-state cross country runner as a senior, and a multiple-time all-state performer in track and field

    Ran third at the Division II state meet and helped lead Woodridge to a fourth-place team finish

    Placed third at GlenOak Regional and won the Malone College district championship
    Finished 11th at the Mid-East Cross Country Championship, pitting the top high school runners from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois
    Was the Ohio state champion in the 1600 meters in 2009, and was an all-state performer in that event all four years in high school

    Was All-Ohio three times in the 4x800 relay, and All-Ohio as a senior in the 3200 meters

    Was a three-year Academic All-Ohio member in track and cross country
    Hails from the same high school that produced former Wolfpack All-Americans Bob Henes and Katie Sabino, and curent NC State teammates Brian Himelright and Vibushan Sivakumaran

    Majoring in science education

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