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

Personal Best
400 meters - 55.11
500 meters - 1:13.28 (I)
800 meters - 2:04.72 (O)
1,000 meters - 2:49.72 (I)
1,500 meters - 4:21.05 (O) 

USTFCCCA All-America second team selection in the 800m run … Ivy League champion in the 800m run … Broke the school 4x800m record with a time of 8:43.30 at the Penn Relays  … Broke the school distance medley record at the Penn Relays with a time of 11:18.59 … Placed second in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:21.05 at the 2014 New Balance Boston Twilight Meet #2 … Finished 10th overall in the 800m run with a time of 2:04.72 at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.

USTFCCCA Indoor All-America honoree in the 800 … Won the 500 at the Harvard Challenge & Multi Meet in a school record time of 1:13.28 … Took the 800 crown at the HYP meet in a time of 2:14.18 … Earned a pair of All-Ivy League nods at Indoor Heps, winning the 800 in 2:13.20 and helping 4x440 yard relay team to second-place finish … Blazed to a personal-best time of 2:05.70 at the Columbia Qualifier, earning her a berth in the NCAA Championships in the event … Won the 800 at the HY meet in 2:05.92 … Earned two more All-Ivy nods at Outdoor Heps, finishing second in the 800 (2:06.33) and the 4x800 relay (8:47.32) … Qualified for NCAA East Prelims in the 800 and posted a season-best time of 2:04.69 at the event.

Contributed to Harvard's distance medley relay team that won with a time of 12:08.05 and finished third in the 500 meters (1:15.37) at the Harvard Challenge ... Finished second in the 4x400 meter relay (3:41.41) and fourth in the 500 meters (1:14.59) at the Saturday Night at the Armory II meet ... Part of the winning 4x440 yard relay team (3:15.00) and won the 800 meters (2:11.94) at the Battle of Beantown ... Helped Harvard take second in the 4x440 yard relay (3:49.69) at the HYP meet ... Her distance medley relay team won with a time of 11:27.55 at the ECAC meet ... Achieved a victory as a member of the 1600 sprint medley relay team (4:01.00) at Texas Southern Relays ... Finished third in the 800 meters (2:09.83) at North Florida Invitational ... Won the 800 meters (2:09.90) at Harvard-Yale dual meet ... Placed seventh in the 800 meter (2:08.32) and earned third place as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:45.41) at Larry Ellis Invitational ... Took second place in the 800 meters (2:07.95) and third as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:44.49) at Ivy League Championships ... Placed 12th in the 800 meters (2:08.99) and a seventh-place finish as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:41.41) at ECAC/IC4A Championships ... Placed 18th in the 800 meters (2:08.79) at NCAA Preliminary Round.

High School

2011 New Jersey Meet of Champion winner in the 800m

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.