Erica Birk Athlete Profile | BYU Cougar Club

Erica Birk Athlete Profile

Erica Birk

Position: Distance Height: 5-4 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2013 | 2016 Hometown: Hoytsville, UT Last School: North Summit High School


  • Parents are Troy Birk (dad) and Stephanie Birk (stepmom); and Nicole Wardrop (mom) and Lane Wardrop (stepdad)
  • Mother, Nicole, ran for BYU in the late 80's
  • Majoring in ecercise and wellness

Before BYU

  • Personal best in cross country: 5K- 18.23
  • Track:  800m- 2:11.97;  1600m- 4:51.02;  3200m- 10:34.66
  • Holds the cross country 2A State record
  • Holds the 2A State records in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m and distance medley
  • 2A Most Valuable Athlete of the Year
  • Member of National Honor Society, Swim Team and Student Government


 Personal bests: Mile- 4:53.22; 3,000m- 9:31.77; 1500m- 4:26.31; 5000m- 17:05.48 

2013 | Freshman Year


  • Began collegiate career with a sixth-place finish in the mile with a time of 5:00.78 at the Blue and Orange Opener
  • Placed 2nd in the mile with a new personal-best time of 4:53.22 at the Washington Invitational
  • In first collegiate 3,000m race, placed fifth with a time of 9:31.77 in the Husky Classic
  • During the MPSF Indoor Championships, placed fifth (11:32.47) as part of the DMR team and 10th in the 3,000m with a time of 9:34.61

2016 | Sophomore Year


  • Placed 2nd in the 1 mile with a time of 5:02.01 at the 2016 BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Took 8th in the 3000k at the Texas A&M Team Invitational 


  • 5th place in the 3000m and third place in the 1500m at the Trojan Invitational 
  • Took 1st place in the 1500m at the 37th Annual Sun Angel Classic 
  • Placed 2nd in the mile at the 2016 BYU Cougar Invitational