Bears have successful day, before rain cancels end of meet.
Bears win nine events at Michael Johnson Classic.
Bromell, Rhodes highlight season-opening meet for Bears.
BU had multi-eventers, distance runners and DMR crews in action on first day.
Bears get final tune-up before conference meet on Saturday in Waco.
2013 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Cross Country)
2012 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (Cross Country)
Five-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
2014 Cross Country: Took part in five meets for the Bears with two scoring performances...Had season-high third place showing at HBU Invitational to be BU's second finisher...Was also second BU runner across the line at Chili Pepper Festival, setting season-best 5K time of 18:16.0...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014 Track Participated in two outdoor meets, the TCU Invitational and the Michael Johnson Classic...Carded matching 16th-place finishes at both in the 3,000 and 5,000, respectively...Ran in one indoor meet, setting personal-best in 5,000-meter run (18:12.37) at Texas A&M Aggie Invitational.
2013 Cross Country: Race in seven meets with three scoring performances...Registered fifth-place finish at HBU Invitational in season-best 5K-time of 18:13.0, while leading Lady Bears to team title...Was BU's second runner at North Texas Invitational with 5K-time of 18:52.48 to be 11th overall...Tallied final scoring performance at NCAA South Central Regional Championships with 6K-time of 22:38.6, crossing the line as BU's fifth runner and 69th overall..Had season-best 6,000-meter time (22:27.20) to be 56th at Big 12 Championships...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013 Track: Competed in two outdoor meets...Had season-best 1,500-meter time of 4:56.21 with fifth-place finish in afternoon session of Michael Johnson Classic...Ran a 10:44.26 at Razorback Invitational in lone indoor meet to take 20th in 3,000-meter event...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012 Cross Country: Participated in four meets...Was Baylor's third finisher at the Chile Pepper Festival and 175th overall in only scoring performance of season...Posted season-best 6K-time (23:51.6) with 75th-place finish at Big 12 Championships...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...Earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors.
2012 Track: Did not compete in any meets...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2011 Cross Country: Competed in four meets during season, finishing in top five one time...Finished in top 40 three times, including season-best 37th-place finish at HBU/Puma Invitational with four-mile time of 20:11...Ran season-best at 4,000 meters of 16:03.3 at Bear Twilight Invitational to place 40th...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.
High School: Helped Grand Rapids (Mich.) Christian High School to state cross country title as senior, along with two runner-up finishes at state the previous two seasons...Also led cross country team to three regional and two district titles...Earned academic all-state honors...Lettered in cross country three times...Personal best of 19:04 over five kilometers.
Personal: Full name is Erika Ruth Overbeck...Born Feb. 2, 1993, in Grand Rapids, Mich....Daughter of James and Lynne Overbeck...Majoring in health science studies/pre-physical therapy.