Eric Neill
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Yreka, Calif.

High School:
Yreka HS '12

Height:
6-1

Major:
Civil Engineering

2013: Competed in four meets for the Aggies... Posted his best finish of the year in the season-opening Aggie Open, covering the 6K course in a time of 18:54 to finish seventh... finished 40th at the Big West Conference Championships with a time of 27:35.4 to help the Aggies to a third-place finish... His time of 25:16.2 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational was his best 8K time of the season... Also posted a time of 27:08 at the Inter-Regional Jamboree in Sacramento on Oct. 4, helping UC Davis to a fourth-place team finish... Selected to the Big West Conference fall All-Academic Team.

2012: Ran in three races for the Aggies in his first season on the roster...Was the first Aggie finisher at the Doc Adams Open (8K), coming in 31st overall with a time of 25:40...Finished a season-best 21st at the season-opening Aggie Open (6K) in a time of 19:13.9... Raced a time of 27:20 (8k) at the Stanford Invite.

YREKA HS '12: Four-year letterwinner in cross country while earning two varsity letters in track and field... All-Northern Athletic League and Yreka HS Rookie of the Year selection in his very first year of competition... Went on to earn four consecutive All-NAL honors and was twice named NAL Most Valuable Player... Won first NAL individual championship in 2010 before repeating in 2011... Advanced to CIF-Northern Section Cross Country Championships as a junior and senior, finishing third overall in 2010... Placed fifth in 2011 to lead Yreka HS to the team title... Received All-CIF Northern Section accolades in 2010 and 2011 and was an all-state honoree as a senior in 2011... Placed eighth at the CIF Cross Country State Championships to lead Yreka HS to the team title... Won the 800-meter individual title at the Northern Athletic League championships in 2011, then was the 3200m conference champion in 2012... Won the 1600m at the CIF-North Section championships, advancing to the state meet and finished 16th overall... Recipient of the Norm MacKenzie Sportsmanship Award, presented to one senior male athlete at the CIFNS meet... Excelled academically, graduating as the Yreka HS salutatorian and was a CIF-Northern Section/Farmers Scholar-Athlete.

PERSONAL: Parents are Steve and Mary Neill... Has one sibling, Davis... Majoring in civil engineering... Enjoys backpacking and skiing and hopes to someday reach every summit in the Cascade Range... Says not many people know that he owns a huge baseball card collection.