- Erika Russ
Erika Russ

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hoover, Ala.

High School:
Hoover HS

Event:
Hurdles

Experience:
2L



2007: Earned all-conference honors in the 60-meter hurdles, with a third-place finish (8.66) at the C-USA Indoor Championships ... had the three fastest times in the 60-meter hurdles ... finished third at the LSU Twilight Meet in the 60-meter hurdles ... had two third-place finish at the Indiana Opener, in the 60-meter hurdles and 4x400 relay team, also placed eighth in the 200-meter dash ... competed in the 200-meter dash at the Meyo Invitational ... had UAB's third fastest time in the 100-meter dash during the outdoor season ... placed second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:05.50) and sixth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.84) at the Mississippi Open ... posted a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (14.80) at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... anchored the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams that both placed second at the Austin Peay Spring Fling ... placed 23rd at the Florida Relays in the 100-meter hurdles (14.62) ... ran in the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles at the C-USA Outdoor Championship.

2006: Started off the indoor season with a team season-best time of 42.25 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Clemson Opener ... ran an indoor personal-best 42.25 in the 300 meters at the Meyo Invitational ... clocked a personal and season-best 14.44 in the 100-meter hurdles at the LSU Relays ... finished first in the 400-meter hurdles at the Jace Lacoste Invitational with a time of 1:03.62 ... took second at Western Kentucky with a 400-meter hurdles time of 1:05.38 ... finished in sixth place at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 1:05.68.

2005: A member of the 4x100-meter shuttle hurdle relay team that set a school record in its second-place finish at the Alabama Relays with a time of 56.96 ... also a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished second at the Clemson Relays with a time of 46.05 ... ran a personal best of 8.23 in the 55-meter hurdles at the Houston Cougar Indoor Opener, finishing 11th out of 33 ... finished 13th in the 60-meter hurdles at the Conference USA Indoor Championships with a personal best time of 9.01 ... had a personal best in the 100-meter hurdles at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, where she ran a 14.84 ... also had a personal best of 1:04.45 at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the 400-meter hurdles.

High School: Attended Hoover High School in Hoover, Ala. ... was a 10-time state champion in indoor and outdoor track in the 55-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles ... was named 2004 Hoover High School Female Athlete of the Year ... school record holder for the 55-meter hurdles, 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles, 4x100-meter relay, and the 4x200-meter relay ... also a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Full name is Erika Russ ... born Oct. 26, 1985 in Birmingham, Ala. ... daughter of Mixon and Lynn Russ ... has an older sister, Sheneka Hall ... majoring in early childhood education.