After a frustrating freshman season, Eric Dall is determined to regain the dominant form he displayed as a high school standout. Look for Dall to become a fixture in the top five this season. After a good summer of training, Dall could be the most improved runner in 2003.
Dall earned a letter after competing for the Huskers at the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Region Championships, finishing 77th and 101st, respectively. Dall recorded his season-best 8K time of 26:20.88 at the Big 12 Championships, where he was the sixth runner for Nebraska.
After sustaining a severe ankle sprain over Christmas vacation and a re-sprain at the start of the outdoor season, Dall was forced to redshirt both the indoor and outdoor track seasons.
One of the most decorated distance runners in Arizona high school history, Dall was the 2002 Arizona 2A state champion in the 800-, 1,600-, 3,200-and 4x800-meter events while setting Class 2A state meet records in the 800-, 1,600-, and 3,200-meter races.
At the Stanford Invitational, Dall finished second in the 3,000-meter run (8:31.93) and fifth in the mile run (4:17.98). Although he finished seventh in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational, Dall set a 1,600-meter personal best of 4:13.27.
While competing in the Great Southwest Classic, Dall won the 3,200-meter run in Albuquerque, N.M., adding to his list of impressive achievements, including being tabbed the Arizona Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Dall was the runner-up in the 2001 Arizona Class 1A/2A state cross country championships for Eagle Coach Bob Shisler at Scottsdale Christian Academy.
Eric Dall is the son of John and Linda Dall. Born in Norfolk, Neb., on June 24, 1983, Dall's family lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. Dall is a general studies major.