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    Eric Battles
    Eric Battles

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Fresno, Calif.

    High School:
    Clovis West

    Last College:
    Fresno State

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    1500n

    Birthdate:
    11/21/1989

    04/18/2013

    Tong Runs 8th-Fastest 3000m SC All-Time By A Trojan Today At Mt. SAC

    Cal State L.A. Meet Canceled; Campus evacuated after bomb scare

    03/30/2013

    USC Continues Impressive Early Season Run At Cal-Nevada Championships & Stanford Invitational

    Trojans win 5 of 8 events they competed in at Cal-Nevada; Andrews PRs at Stanford

    03/23/2013

    USC Wins 11 Events On the Final Day Of The Trojan Invitational

    Boyd wins twice and Novy and Olonade post school all-time top 10 marks

    03/19/2013

    USC Men No. 8 And Women No. 23 In First USTFCCCA T&F Poll

    Trojans at home this weekend hosting among others, No. 1 (M)/No. 6 (W) Texas A&M

    03/16/2013

    USC Continues Winning Ways At The Start Of The Track Season

    Trojans win eight more events at Northridge Invitational

    THIS YEAR: Redshirt senior Eric Battles transfered to USC from Fresno State as a graduate student with one season of eligibility remaining. He was an All-Westen Athletic Conference runner in track and cross country.

    BEFORE USC: Battles graduated from Fresno State in 2012, but did not compete in 2012. Has a PR of 1:54.13 in the 800m set at the Bulldog Invitational on April 30, 2011. Set his 1500m PR of 3:50.50 at the Mt. SAC Relays on Apirl 15, 2011. Competed at the Trojan Invitational in both 2009 and 2010. He was an WAC All-Acamedic award winner.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Battles graduated from Clovis West High in Fresno, Calif in 2008. He was a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track, earning All-Conference and all-Valley cross country honors and being named All-City by the Fresno Bee. Name the Clovis West Ahlete of the Year in 2008. Served as captain on both the XC and track teams. Had a best 5K time of 15:29 at the Stanford Invitational.

    PERSONAL: Eric was born on Nov. 21, 1989 in Fresno, Calif...his parents are Gary and Marian and he has one sister, Samantha...Has begun work on a Master's of Public Administration...Would like to work at a city or federal level in public safety, emergency management or a related field upon graduating...He is interested in disaster managemant, preparedness and response....He is involved iwth the Internaitonal City Management Association and the Homeland Security Student Organization....Charities he has worked with include the Holy Cross Medical Clinic in Fresno and the USC-Catholic Homeless Ministry....His favorite movie is Cool Runnings...Would like to travel to Spain some day.

    CAREER BESTS: 800m -- 1:54.13 1500m-- 3:50.50