Hall of Fame induction: 2020
In 1983 Eric was the state’s top distance runner while attending Dickinson High School, that year he set the state record at 5,000 meters. That record stood for a period 24 years.
He was a Division One state cross country champion; best time (15:44) which was the best time either of the state divisions, setting a Killen’s Pond course record.
He repeated as Blue Hen Conference cross country champion and won 3,000 at the Greater Philadelphia Coaches meet, setting state record (8:39.2) that lasted 29 years.
He was a State Champion at 3,200 meters. Ran 9:17.6 at the Meet of Champions to break John Green-plate’s state record, setting a record that would last for 24 years.
What is amazing is that earlier in the day, ran 4:18.2, finishing second in the 1,600, which was fourth fastest time ever. He was also New Castle County champion at 3200 (9:25.7) and 1600 (4:20.7).
In 1981 he was Blue Hen Conference cross country champion and Division One runner-up and New Castle County 3200 champion (9:28.7) He attended Georgia Tech University and competed in the SEC conference.