Eric Carothers

Eric Carothers

Yr. Jr.
Hometown Fishers, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) Hamilton Southeastern

2020-21 All-MVC Cross Country
2020-21 MVC Cross Country Scholar-Athlete First Team
2020-21 MVC Cross Country Elite 17 Award

2021 (Track & Field): Cracked the top five in program history in the outdoor 1500 with a time of 3:54.61 at the MVC Championship, ranking fifth in the Valpo record book… Had the team’s top indoor mile time of the season at 4:23.99 on Jan. 29 at the GVSU Bill Clinger Classic… Had his best indoor 3000 of the year on Feb. 13 at the GVSU Big Meet with an 8:44.70… Posted the team’s best outdoor 1500 of the year on May 14 at the MVC Championships, clocking in at 3:54.61… Turned in his season best in the outdoor 5000 on April 16 with a 14:57.36 at the Gibson Invitational… Earned MVC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, MVC Academic Honor Roll and Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors.

2021 (Cross Country): Earned All-MVC honors and was the team’s top finisher with a 25:31.4 at the MVC Championship on March 3 at Evansville… Received the prestigious MVC Elite 17 Award, which is presented to the individual with the highest GPA among top finishers at the MVC Championship… Earned MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team status.

2020 (Track & Field): Competed in five meets as a freshman for Valpo… Ran a 2:00.85 in the 800 for his first collegiate race on Jan. 17 at GVSU’s Bill Clinger Classic… Had his season-best mile time on Feb. 8 at the University of Chicago’s Windy City Rumble, a 10th-place finish and a time of 4:23.68… Ran his maiden collegiate 3000 on Feb. 15 at the GVSU Big Meet, finishing in 8:58.81… Finished his inaugural campaign for the Brown & Gold with a 9:00.05 time in the 3000 at the MVC Indoor Championships, hosted by UNI, on March 1.

2019 (Cross Country): Appeared in all six meets for Valpo during his freshman campaign... Started his collegiate career by finishing fourth on the team at the Crusader Open on Sept. 6, completing the 6K at 19:51.2… Finished fifth on the team in the five-mile race at Notre Dame’s Joe Piane Invite with a mark of 26:39.47… Recorded his best 8K mark at Bradley’s Pink Classic on Oct. 18 with a time of 26:38.0… Finished fifth on the team in the 8K race when Valpo hosted the MVC Championships on Nov. 2, coming across at 27:06.9… Also finished fifth on the team at NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis. on Nov. 15, completing the 10K course in 34:19.1.

Prep: Three-time letter winner for the Royals in both cross country and track … two-time academic all-state in both cross country and track … 2019 track state qualifier … Two-time youth cross country qualifier … was a member of the National Honors Society while earning high honor roll and academic dean’s list honors roll … Eagle Scout … graduated Magna Kum Lada … was a member of the Student Athletic Council

Personal: Son to Cheryl and Kevin Carothers … major is meteorology