Erika Veidis
Erika Veidis
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sparta, N.J.
High School: Sparta
Position: Distance
Major: Government
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

Accomplishments/Personal Bests
2011 New Jersey Meet of Champion winner in the 800m
Personal-best of 2:08.53 for 800m and 55.11 for 400m

High School
Four-year letterwinner on Sparta cross country team and three-year member of track and field squad … Served as captain of cross country and track and field teams as a senior … Received All-America honors during 2010 indoor and outdoor track seasons … Three-time all-league pick in cross country and two-time all-league selection in both indoor and outdoor track … Named to the all-state track team as a junior … Three-time cross country team MVP, two-time outdoor track team MVP and received the honor as a junior for indoor track … Ranked top-10 nationally in the 800-meter run … Posted county and league records in the 400 and sprint medley relay … Holds five individual school records and seven school relay records … Helped outdoor track team to sectional state championship and group state runner-up finish in 2010.

 Sparta’s scholar athlete nominee for Sussex County Scholar Athlete Award … National Honor Society and French National Honor Society member … High school valedictorian … Completed Robert Wood Johnson Mini Medical School … Pass-It-Along and peer development  volunteer and Latvian Youth Organization and American Latvian Association member … Enjoys playing the violin and guitar … Uncle, Andris Zmuidini, played football and lacrosse at Princeton … Father, John Veidis, played volleyball at Syracuse … Mother, Mara Veidis, was a competitive figure skater and track runner.