Erika  Barr
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Simi Valley, Calif.

High School:
Simi Valley HS '12

Height:
5-8

Major:
Exercise Biology

2014: Competed in five of the team's eight meets on the year... Posted a pair of top-15 finishes, opening the season by finishing third at the Aggie Open with a 4K time of 14:33 and 12th at the Big West Conference Championships with a season-best time of 21:10.2 over the 6K course in Riverside to help the Aggies to the Big West Conference title... Also broke the 22-minute barrier with a time of 21:47.9 at the NCAA West Regionals, helping UC Davis finish 11th as a team... Crossed the line in a time of 22:23.1 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Indiana on Oct. 18, and finished the 6K Stanford Invitational course with a time of 22:28... One of six Aggies named to the Big West Conference All-Academic Team and was a member of the squad that earned USTFCCCA Scholar Team of the Year honors.

2013: Ran in four races for UC Davis as a sophomore... Posted a pair of top-20 finishes at the Aggie Open on Aug. 30, finishing 11th (14:39), and the Big West Conference Championships on Nov. 2, finishing 19th (23:04.7)... Posted her best 6K time at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Oct. 19, crossing the line in a time of 21:49 (201st)... Also finished 51st at the Inter-Regional Jamboree in Sacramento, finishing in a time of 17:52 over the 5K course... Selected to the Big West Conference All-Academic team.

2012: Ran in six races for the Aggies in her first season with the squad...Finished a season-best 23rd in her first career race, with a time of 15:07 at the Aggie Open (4K)...Best 6K time of the year came at the Bronco Inviational, when she finished 46th with a 18:03.3...Crossed the finish line in 22:31.8 at the Big West Championships (6K), good for 56th place...Also raced at the Hornet Jamboree (5K), Stanford Invite (6K), and Doc Adams Open (6K).

SIMI VALLEY HS '12: Two-time All-Marmonte League and All-Ventura County first-team selection... Selected as Ventura County Senior Runner of the Year after finished second overall at the Marmonte League Cross Country Finals, clocking in at 17:44.08... Helped lead Simi Valley HS to the CIF-Southern Section Div. II Cross Country championship, placing 17th individually with a time of 17:50, and a fourth-place finish at the state championship meet... Competed at prestigious Nike Cross Country Nationals in December... Advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Prelims in the 1,600-meter as a senior... Posted a PR of 5:00.98 in the event during her junior year, placing sixth at the section finals... Also has career-best of 10:56.98 in 3,200 from section prelims in 2011... Named Simi Valley HS Female Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL: Parents are Eric and Marjorie Barr... Has one brother, Chris... Majoring in exercise biology... Says that she didn't begin competing on varsity cross country until her junior year of high school... Hopes to someday compete in a triathlon... Event in history she would like to see is Billy Mills winning the gold medal in the 10,000 at the 1964 Olympic Games.

SELECTED TOP TIMES

DISTANCE TIME DATE MEET
4K 14:33 8/30/14 Aggie Open
5K 17:52 10/4/13 Inter-Regional Jamboree
6K 21:10.2 11/1/14 Big West Conference Championships