Track & Field

    Erica Ridderman  
    Erica Ridderman


    Warsaw, Ind.

    High School:
    Warsaw Community


    2013-14 (SENIOR) : Cross Country: finished in fifth-place at the Indiana Open with a time of 18:46 for the 5K course...ran a career-best time in the 6K of 21:04 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational...competed for the Hoosiers at the Big Ten Championships, Great Lakes Regional Championships and NCAA Championships, helping the team to their best finish at the NCAA Championships since 2002. Indoor: won the 5K at the Hoosier Open in a time of 17:01.13...finished in eighth-place in the 3K (9:27.52) and 11th in the 5K (16:31.50) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships...her time in the 5K was the fifth best in school history and the time in the 3K was the 10th fastest in school history. Outdoor: finished in second-place in the 3K at the Charlotte 49er Classic in 9:45.36.

    2012-13 (R-JUNIOR): Indoor: Finished in third-place in the mile at the Hoosier Hills Invitational in 4:59.57...Finished 14th in the 3,000-meter run at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in a time of 9:43.78...Outdoor: ran a career-best time of 4:35.29 in the 1,500-meter run to finish in fifth-place at the Alabama Relays...ran a career-best time of 16:30.79 to finish 17th at the Stanford Invitational.

    2012 (REDSHIRT): Cross Country: Redshirted. Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.

    2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Cross Country: Began the season with a fifth place finish in 18:40.69 at the Indiana Open ... took ninth place at the Indiana Intercollegiate in 17:57.8 ... crossed the line fourth for the Hoosiers and 44th overall at the adidas Invitational ... placed 29th at the Chile Pepper Festival in 17:34.38 ... took 37th at Big Tens in 21:16 ... was a 37th place finisher at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional ... named Academic All-Big Ten. Indoor: Clocked PRs of 2:20.26 in the 800m, 4:55.24 in the mile, and 9:32.77 in the 3,000m. Outdoor: Took seventh in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 10,000, and ran a PR of 34:44.64 at the meet ... clocked PRs of 16:36.68 in the 5,000m and 10:43.15 in the 3,000m steeplechase ... named Academic All-Big Ten, USTFCCCA All-Academic and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2009-10 (FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Kicked off her IU career at the Indiana Open, finishing in 19:51.05 for 10th place ... finished 30th at the Sam Bell Invitational, clocking a time of 23:41.71. Indoor: Finished in 2:27.29 in the first 800 meters of her career ... clocked a career-best mile at the Gladstein Invitational, finishing in 5:04.55 ... in the dual with Purdue, finished the 3K in 10:11.62. Outdoor: Climbed into IU history at the Billy Hayes Invitational, finishing the 3,000m steeplechase in 10:45.40 for sixth all-time in the IU record books ... clocked a career-best 17:15.75 in the 5K at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana" ... ran a career-best 36.29.30 in the 10,000m at Big Tens.

    PREP: Was the team MVP for four years in cross country at Warsaw ... sectional champion and regional and semistate runner-up in 2008 ... member of the Indiana all-star team ... IHSAA Mental Attitude Award winner for cross country ... a three-time state qualifier in the 4x800m relay and the 1600m run ... finished fourth at the state meet in the 1,600m in 2009 ... holds school 5k record for cross country and school records in track for the 3,200m and 4x800m relay ... earned four letters in both cross country and track ... was valedictorian of her high school class. PERSONAL: Parents are Rich and Karen Ridderman ... has a sister, Dayna, and a brother, Nate ... born November 29, 1990 ...majoring in philosophy.


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