Erica Winston

Erica Winston

Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.

High School:
Long Beach Poly H.S.

Event:
Middle Distance

05/04/2014

Finishing Strong

UCF takes runner-up honors at AAC Championships, sets new school record in 4x400.

04/15/2014

Knights Celebrate at Swords Awards

UCF held its annual end-of-the-year banquet

03/26/2014

Senior Class Prepares for Final Lap

Four Knights reflect on their careers in pre-senior day Q&A

02/25/2014

Vaughn, Winston Named Knights Athletes of the Week

Winston set the school-record in the 800 run.

01/16/2014

UCF Track and Field to Open Season at Kentucky Invitational

Knights will head to Lexington, Ky. for first indoor test

03/29/2014

UCF Track & Field Senior Day

The Class of 2014 was recognized at the UCF Invitational on March 29.

Personal Bests
400m: 55.30 (Out); 57.28 (In)
800m: 2:08.50 (In); 2:06.86 (Out)

2014 (Senior):
• All-American Athletic Conference Outdoor Second Team (800M)
• NCAA East Preliminary participant in the 800 meters
• Earned silver in the 800M at The American Outdoor Championship with a time 0f 2:06.86
• Opened the outdoor season with back-to-back second place finishes at the Black & Gold Challenge (2:12.37) and UCF Invitational (2:11.90)
• At the Florida Relays, earned a personal best in the 800M with a time of 2:07.91 and was part of the Sprint Medley team that broke the school record with a time of 3:46.12
• Clocked a personal best and beat the school's record in the 800M at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 2:08.50
• Finished fourth in the 800M at the American Indoor Championships with a time of 2:10.10
• Participated in the season best 4x400 relay at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 3:39.50

2013 (Junior):
• Conference USA outdoor 800M bronze medalist
• Ran a PR in the 800M at the C-USA Indoor Championships to place fourth and help the Knights secure their fifth overall C-USA title
• Part of the distance medley relay that set a new school record (11:55.07) at the Kentucky Invitational • A day after running a personal record to automatically qualify for the 800M finals, secured all-conference third team honors with a time of 2:09.83

2012 (Sophomore):
• Earned All-Conference Second Team honors at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/26) as the anchor of the 4x400 relay, who finished with a time of 3:43.32
• Helped UCF's 4x400 relay to its best time of the season (3:41.68) at the Rod McCravy Memorial (1/28) for third place
• Scored points at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/26) in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16.06 for eighth place
• A day prior, she ran for a personal-best time of 2:13.68 in the prelims
• Finished first in the 800M with a time of 2:15.80 at the Virginia Tech Invitational (1/14)
• Clocked an outdoor season-best time of 2:13 in the 800M at the Florida Relays (4/6)
• Part of the 4x800 relay team that broke the school record at the Florida Relays (4/6) with a time of 8:59.49

2011 (Junior)
• Set a personal best in the indoor 400M at the Hokie Invitational with a time of 57.28
• Set a personal best in the indoor 800M with a time of 2:15.52 at the Tyson Invite (2/11)
• Ran the fourth leg of the C-USA Outdoor championship 4x400 meter relay team to earn All-Conference USA laurels
• Ran the fourth leg of the outdoor 4x400m relay that set a new school record with a time of 3:36.37 in the NCAA East preliminaries (5/28) to qualify for nationals

Prior to UCF:
• Part of a cross country league championship as a senior at Long Beach Poly High School in California
• Ran varsity all four years at Long Beach
• Set a new PR in the 800M with a 2:13 as a junior
• Best split time in 4x400 relay came as a sophomore (56)

Personal:
• Daughter of Alfred and Debbie Winston
• Born in Long Beach, Calif.
• Majoring in interpersonal/organizational communication with a minor in crime, law and deviance

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