Three BU distance runners compete in California in final prep before Big 12 meet.
BU opens Florida Relays, Stanford Invitational with solid day.
2009 All-American Outdoors (3,000-Meter Steeplechase) 2009 All-Midwest Region (3,000-Meter Steeplechase) 2009 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (1,500 Meters) 2009 All-Big 12 Indoors (3,000 Meters) 2009 All-Big 12 Indoors (Distance Medley Relay) School Record Holder (3,000-Meter Steeplechase) 2008 All-American (Cross Country) 2008 All-South Central Region (Cross Country) 2008 All-Big 12 (Cross Country) 2007 All-American Indoors (Distance Medley Relay) 2007 All-Big 12 Indoors (Mile) 2007 All-Big 12 Indoors (800 Meters) 2006 All-American Indoors (Distance Medley Relay) 2006 Big 12 Indoor Champion (3,000 Meters) 2006 All-Big 12 Outdoors (1,500 Meters) 2005 All-South Central Region Cross Country 2005 All-Big 12 Cross Country School record holder (Distance Medley Relay - indoor and outdoor) School Record Holder (4x1,600-Meter Relay)
2009 Track: Outdoor All-American after a sixth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Recorded a school-record time of 9:56.19 in the preliminary heats...Competed in four steeplechases on the year, with each of the four times beating the school record entering the 2009 season...Big 12 Outdoor Champion in the 1,500 meters with a winning time of 4:22.03...Ran fastest time of the year in the 1,500 meters of 4:16.03 at the Michael Johnson Classic to set a new Hart-Patterson Track and Field Complex record...Was named the Big 12 Female Athlete of the Week (April 21) following her performance at the Michael Johnson Classic...Anchored Baylor to distance medley relay wins at the Drake Relays and Texas Relays...During the indoor season, finished 10th overall in the 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 9:17.55...Anchored Baylor's distance medley relay to a ninth place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships...Earned All-Big 12 honors in the 3,000 meters with a second-place finish at the Big 12 Indoor Championships...Her time of 9:14.78 was an NCAA automatic qualifier...Won the mile at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 4:46.05.
2008 Cross Country: Earned All-American honors at the NCAA Championships, finishing 37th overall with a time of 20:39.6...Runner-up at the NCAA South Central Region to earn All-Region honors...Finished third at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 20:45.35 to earn All-Big 12 honors...Scored for Baylor in all seven races during the season...Recorded five Top 5 finishes and six finishes in the Top 10 overall...Runner-up honors on three occasions...Recorded a time of 20:07 on the 6K course at the Paul Short Invitational, a new Baylor record over a 6K course...Baylor's top finisher in six out of seven total meets.
2008 Track: Finished 10th at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:26.74, just missing a bid to the NCAA Championships...Season-best time in the steeplechase of 10:24.56 came at the Stanford Invitational...Time ranks as the fifth-best in school history...Ran the third leg on Baylor's 4x1,600-meter relay that finished first at the Drake Relays with a school-record time of 19:05.80...The time also ranked as the collegiate leader for the 2008 season...Won the 1,500 meters at the Michael Johnson Classic with a season-best time of 4:24.65...Also won the 1,500 meters at the ACU Triangular in 4:37.97...Redshirted the indoor season due to the effects of mononucleosis...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first-team...Named to the USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic Individual Track and Field team...Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Named to the spring dean's list...Baylor Leadership Academy Veteran Leader.
2007 Cross Country: Competed in four events for the Lady Bears, scoring in the Notre Dame Invitational...Fastest time over 6,000 meters was 22:59.2 at the Big 12 Championships...Recorded two 11th-place finishes at the Baylor Twilight Invitational and the BYU Autumn Classic...Finished 65th at the Notre Dame Invitational...Placed 64th overall at the Big 12 Championships...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first-team.
2007 Track: Did not compete during the outdoor season; redshirted due to injury/illness...During indoor, ran the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:33.02 to finish 17th at the NCAA Championships...Ran the anchor 1,600-meter leg on Baylor's distance medley relay that finished fifth at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors...Ran 2:12.41 in the 800 meter finals at the Big 12 Championships to finish seventh, earning All-Big 12 honors...Clocked 2:12.37 in the preliminaries, the second-fastest time...Finished fourth in the mile at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 4:48.65 to earn All-Big 12 honors...Fastest time of the season in the 3,000 was 9:20.43 in Seattle, Wash...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors...Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2006 Cross Country: Redshirted the season due to illness/injury...Retains sophomore eligibility.
2006 Track: Clocked a personal-best 4:20.01 to finish 10th in the 1,500 meters at the World Junior Track & Field Championships in Beijing, China, in August...Finished second in the 1,500 meters at the United States Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis in June with a time of 4:25.86...Placed 24th at the NCAA Championships in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:26.96...Finished third at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 4:24.54 in the 1,500 meters to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships...Was clipped at the tape, finishing second in the 1,500 meters at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a time of 4:21.29...Anchored the distance medley relay to a school-record time of 11:15.32 at Drake Relays...Claimed the 1,500-meter title at the Dr Pepper Invitational and the 800-meter title at the North Texas Invitational...During the indoor season, earned All-America honors by anchoring the distance medley relay to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 11:15.47...Also anchored the squad to a school record time of 11:07.72 at the New Balance Armory Invitational...Claimed the title in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:29.94 at the Big 12 Indoor Championships...Was named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.
2005 Cross Country: Was named captain of the United States Junior Cross Country Team and finished 35th overall as she competed in her second straight World Junior Cross Country Championship in Fukuoka, Japan...Finished fifth at the U.S. Junior Cross Country Championships in New York City to qualify for the world championships...Ran in all seven events for the Bears as a freshman...Finished 40th overall, the best showing nationally by a true freshman, with a season-best time of 20:34.6 to lead the Bears to a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Championships...By finishing first on the team, she broke Brittany Brockman's string of 13 straight meets as the Bears' top finisher...Finished as the overall runner-up to Brockman at the NCAA South Central Regional, earning all-region honors and helping Baylor to a second-place finish...Earned All-Big 12 honors by finishing eighth at the conference championship...Placed sixth at the Chile Pepper Festival...Finished 16th at the Roy Griak Invitational...Was also the runner-up to Brockman at the Texas A&M Invitational...Teamed with her sister, Lyndsy, to finish second at the Bear Relays...Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Was a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Plano West High School in Plano, Texas...Named Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year for Texas as a senior...Holds the Texas state cross country record as well as the record in both the 800 meters (2:08.16) and 1,600 meters (4:43.58)...Was a high school All-American in the 1,600 meters as a senior and was named to the United States Junior Track and Field team in 2005...Finished 28th at the IAAF Junior World Cross Country Championships in France...Graduated with honors.
Personal: Full name is Erin Elizabeth Bedell...Born May 22, 1987, in Durham, N.C...Daughter of Dave and Cindi Bedell...Sister of Lyndsy Bedell, a former Baylor runner now serving as a volunteer assistant on the Baylor cross country team...Majoring in heath science studies.