2012 (Cross country): Competed in all six meets for the Crusaders...finished with the third-fastest time for a Valpo runner at both the Crusader Open and the Indiana Intercollegiates...ran his best 8K time of the season with a 26:26 finish at the Notre Dame Invitational...scored Valpo's third-best time at the Horizon League Championships 8K (26:49)...crossed the line with a time of 35:00 at the NCAA Regional 10K.

2011 (Cross country): Ran six races for the Crusaders as a rookie, contributing to Valpo's team score five times ... was the second fastest Valpo runner at the Crusader Open, as well as the Evansville Invitational ... ran a season-best 8K time of 27:36.21 at the latter meet ... also finished among Valpo's top-five at the Horizon League Championships.

Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Indians in track and field … also earned four letters in cross country … All-Conference as a senior … team most valuable player … a member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Eric is the son of Al and Teresa Hickoc … major is mechanical engineering … born July 17, 1992.