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Erik Perez
Erik Perez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Harvey, Ill.

High School:
Thornton

Event:
Middle Distance


2008-09: Placed third at the Redbird Classic Jan. 24 in the 800 meter run.

2007-08: Placed third in the 800-meter run with a season-best time of 2:00.21 at the Redbird Invitational on Jan. 19...ran a 1:58.48 in the 800-meter run to place 12th overall at the Chicagoland Championships on April 3.

Prep/Personal:
Three-year letterwinner in track & field and a two-year letterwinner in soccer...helped the Wildcats win two SICA East conference championships and three sectional titles in track & field...led Thornton to an 8th place finish at the state championships in 2007...two-time conference 800-meter champion...sectional 800-meter champion...member of the four-time sectional champion 4x800-meter relay team...placed 7th in the 4x800-meter relay at the state finals...set a school record for most goals scored in a single season (28)...recorded the fastest time in the 800- and 400-meter run at Thornton...born Feb. 2, 1989...son of Angel and Irma Perez...majoring in education.

Career-Best Indoor Times
400-Meter Dash: :51.16 (2/11/11)
800-Meter Run: 1:58.15 (2/13/09)

Career-Best Outdoor Times 800-Meter Run: 1:55.2 (2007)
400-Meter Run: 49.4 (2008)

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