Erik Truedson  
Erik Truedson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bemidji, Minn.

High School:
Bemidji HS

Position:
Distance


04/21/2012

Gophers Leave Iowa With Three Titles

Quentin Mege wins hammer with a new personal best mark

04/18/2012

Gophers Set For a Full Weekend of Action

Mt. Sac Relays and Iowa Musco Twilight headline the weekend

04/13/2012

Gophers Bring Home Seven Titles From Tom Cat Twilight

Capek, Szmanda and Truedson have strong performances to lead Minnesota

01/28/2012

Abda and Pachuta Both Have Huge Day for Gophers

Both hit NCAA Automatic Quailfying times in the 800m

2012 Season - Indoor: Ran a 4:13.23 mile at the Snowshoe Open • also competed in the mile run at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran a time of 8:21.04 in the 3,000 meters at the Bill Bergan Invite • competed in the 5,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic (14:41.73). Outdoor: Won the 5,000 meters at the Tom Cat Twilight with a time of 14:48.51 • also competed in the 5,000 meters at the ASU Invite and Musco Twilight.

2011 SeasonIndoor:competed at the Snowshoe Open in the mile run and finished with a time 4:23.84·ran at the Iowa State Classic in the 3,000 meters and finished with the time 8:27.74Outdoor:competed at the St. Thomas Quad in the 5,000 meters and placed second (14:37.42)

2010 Season - Redshirted the 2009 season.

Cross Country -
Ran four races as a redshirt freshman in 2010.

High School: A 2009 graduate of York High School • high school coaches were Joe Newton and Stan Reddol • the Illinois 2009 Gatorade Runner of the Year • a three-time all-state runner in cross country • the Illinois Class 3A state runner-up as a senior (14:19) • placed fifth as a junior and 15th as a sophomore • team won state title in 2006, runner-up in 2007 and 2008 • placed 23rd in the 2008 Foot Locker National Championship • led York to state team track title in 2009 • state champion in the 3,200 meters (9:03.91) and third in 1,600 meters (4:13.35) as a senior • state runner-up in the 3,200 meters as a junior • ran high school bests of 9:01 in the 3,200m and 4:08 in 1,600m • earned three varsity letters in both cross country and track.

Personal: Born May 6, 1991 • intends to major in math • parents are Jim and Meg Sulkin • has an older brother Mark, who runs at Loras College (Iowa), and a younger sister Julie.