BLANCA D’HOEDT-ERICKSON

2019 – TRACK & FIELD

Trinity High School
Slippery Rock University
 

  • Captured three WPIAL championships in 1978, winning what was then known as the 880-yard run, mile and two-mile races all in one day. That particular threesome of events had never been captured in the WPIAL finals by a female and hasn’t been duplicated since.
     
  • She was named MVP of the WPIAL Championships and helps Trinity claim the WPIAL team championship.
     
  • Blanca earned two medals in the 1978 PIAA meet, finishing third in the 880 and sixth in the miles. She ran all three races in the state event.
     
  • She was Trinity’s first female qualifier to the PIAA cross coun-try championships.
     
  • She suffered a high school, career-ending knee injury in a basketball game in 1979, denying her the chance to defend her WPIAL titles and gain a PIAA gold medal.
     
  • At Slippery rock, she was part of championship 3,200-meter relay team and individually qualified for the 800-meter run.
     
  • She was the NCAA Mideast regional cross country champion for Slippery Rock in 1982 and earned All-American honors at the national championship meet. He was a four-year letterman at Pitt where he played in four bowl games.
     
  • Jeff helped Pitt to a 39-6-1 record from 1980-83. He finished with 17 receptions and a touchdown.

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