Athletic Hall of Fame

Erik Henriksen

Erik Henriksen

Sport(s): Cross Country, Track and Field

Induction Class: 2012

All-Mid-American Conference performer in both track and field and cross country...Also earned All-American honors in track and field...He ran 1:48.01 in the 800m, still 7th on the all-time list, as well as 3:42.88 in the 1500m, still 6th...Ran on a 4x800m relay team that broke the NCAA record indoors, running 7:21.22 at UM in 1983...Was a member of the outdoor varsity record-holding 4x800m relay outdoors at 7:15.39 and the distance medley record-holding team at 9:35.88...At the 1983 MAC outdoor meet at Bowling Green, future Olympian Earl Jones, Erik, and Steve Reighard went 1-2-3 in the 1500 meters, all breaking the MAC, varsity, stadium, and Michigan Intercollegiate records, as well as all automatically qualifying for the NCAA championships, and helping EMU run away with the team title...Earned a 3.96 GPA with majors in Bio-Chemistry and German...Is now a Professor of Physiology at the University of Arizona.

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