Erika Moriarty, Kutztown (Class of 2021)

Name: Erika Moriarty

School: Kutztown Area High School

Graduation Year: 2021

DOB: September 2002

Email: emmoriarty2@gmail.com

Social Media:

Instagram – @erika.moriarty

Milesplit Profile: https://pa.milesplit.com/athletes/6269842/stats

PRs –

Track: 

– 800m – 2:25.55 / 2019 at county meet

– 4x800m (personal best split) – 2:24 / 2019 at the county meet (unofficial timing)

– 4x400m (split) – 62 seconds / 2019 at Penn Relays

Cross Country:

– 5000m – 19:25.40 / 2019 at district meet

XC/Track Highlights: 

– I own the indoor/outdoor records for the girl’s 800m for my school

– I own the 5000m record as well 

– I ran at Penn Relays in 2019 (4×400 relay)

– I won the A District Girl’s meet in 2019 (1st in Kutztown’s female history to do so)

– I placed and medaled 9th at the A Girl’s State meet in Hershey in 2019 (1st in Kutztown’s history to medal at the state level for women) 

– I placed 4th in counties and made all-counties

Favorite XC/Track Memory to Date: My favorite memory so far was in 2019 when my coach got to put a state medal around my neck. (It made me happy to see he finally got to do that for a female high school runner from Kutztown in all his years of coaching).

What do you enjoy most about the sport of XC and/or TF: I enjoy every moment whether it’s painful or happy, but mostly I love the thrill of it all. 

Academic Highlights: I rarely miss homework assignments and I am a part of the national art honor society. 

Favorite Class: Advanced art; I love the people in it, there’s always good vibes, I feel comfortable in that space more than anywhere else in school, and it’s just overall my favorite thing to do. 

I am interested in the following college major(s): Art Education 

Career aspirations: Art teacher / tattoo artist

I am looking for the following in a future college: not religious, full of art, good track/ xc program.

My ideal college coach would be: My ideal coach would pay attention to my potential, know who I am before I arrive, and not underestimate me. 

The most important factors to me when choosing a college: 

1. art programs

2. decent distance program

3. lots of scholarship and financial aid opportunities 

Currently interested in the following college(s):

– Shippensburg University

Weekly Updates:

Week of:

March 23-29: Weekly highlight – went for an hour run and ended up having an average pace of 7:57, burned 670 calories, and ran 7.60 miles.