Erik Truedson  
Erik Truedson


Bemidji, Minn.

High School:
Bemidji HS



Gophers Leave Iowa With Three Titles

Quentin Mege wins hammer with a new personal best mark


Gophers Set For a Full Weekend of Action

Mt. Sac Relays and Iowa Musco Twilight headline the weekend


Gophers Bring Home Seven Titles From Tom Cat Twilight

Capek, Szmanda and Truedson have strong performances to lead Minnesota


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.