- Eric Alberter
- Benton, Ill. (Belleville West HS)
CAREER VICTORIES: 4
800m: 1:49.58, 2007 SEC Championships, Lexington, Ky.
800m: 1:53.95, 2007 SEC Championships, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
HONORS: (One-time All-American) 2007 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 4x400m; 2007 NCAA 2007 NCAA East Regional champion - 4x400m; 2007 USTFCCCA All-East Region - 4x400m.
2007 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (4): (o) NCAA East Regional Championships 4x400m (3:06.31); California Collegiate Challenge 4x400m (3:06.82); Pepsi Florida Relays 4x400m (3:09.77); (i) Rod McCravy Memorial 800m (1:50.23) … Best of 1:49.58 (800m) … Competed in 13 meets (six indoor, seven outdoor) … USTFCCCA All-East Region in 4x400m … Anchor leg of 4x400m that took eighth at NCAA Outdoor Championships in 3:06.04 … Last leg of winning 4x400m at NCAA East Regional Championships (3:06.31) … Finished 21st in 800m (1:53.95) at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships and ran anchor leg of fifth-place 4x400m relay (3:06.07) … Anchor leg of winning 4x400m relay at California Collegiate Challenge that posted regional time of 3:06.82 … Third in 800m at Miami Elite Invitational (1:54.23) … Anchor leg of victorious 4x400m relay at Pepsi Florida Relays (3:09.77) … Clocked first NCAA provisional of career in 800m to finish second at SEC Indoor Championships in 1:49.58 … Led majority of race before being overtaken in final 200m … Time ranked seventh in school history - just ahead of current UF cross country coach Jeff Pigg … Also ran second leg of 4x400m relay that was fifth in NCAA provisional time (3:08.61) … Second in 800m championship race at Tyson Invitational with time of 1:50.71 … Finished fourth in fast early-season 800m race with time of 1:51.88 at Diet Pepsi Invitational … Won first event of career with time of 1:50.23 in 800m at Rod McCravy Memorial … Also ran second leg of 4x400m that posted provisional time of 3:09.71 … Took second in 800m in first meet of Gator career with time of 1:54.09 at Florida Intercollegiate.
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Four-time NJCAA national champion and 11-time NJCAA All-American at Rend Lake Community College … Claimed 2006 NJCAA Indoor titles in 800m (1:53.62), 4x800m (7:52.74) and DMR (10:17.50) to go along with national title at 2005 outdoor meet in 4x800m (7:37.64) … Also had runner-up finishes at 2005 outdoor meet in 800m (1:50.85) and 2005 indoor meet in 800m (1:58.65) … Set school records in indoor 800m (1:53.08) and outdoor 800m (1:49.86) … Team finished second at 2005 NJCAA indoor and outdoor meets.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Best of 1:54.6 in 800m … Broke 35-year old school record in 800m despite only running track for one season … Four-year letterwinner in cross country … Also lettered in basketball and baseball … 2004 graduate of Belleville West High School.