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Eric Winfrey

  • position Sprints
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Fayetteville, N.C.
  • High school Douglas Byrd
  • position Sprints
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Fayetteville, N.C.
  • High school Douglas Byrd

Eric Winfrey Bio

2x All-American
4x100m Relay: 2012 Second Team, 2014 Second Team
SEC Outdoor Bronze Medalist – 4x100m Relay
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2015: Indoor — ran in the 55, 60 and 200… ran a season-best 60 time of 6.86 at the Virginia Tech Invite… posted a time of 21.65 at the Tyson Invite, his best 200 time of the season… ran on the top 4×2 relay team, also competed in the 4×4… Outdoors — made big improvements in the Spring… ran a 10.47 in the 100 at the Florida Relays… won the 200 at the Shamrock Invite (21.47)… posted a season-best time in the 200 to win the Bill Carson Invite (20.93)… member of the top 4×1 and 4×4 relay teams, which both scored at the SEC Championships… qualified for regionals in the 200, where he finished 28th overall… also competed on the 4×200.

2014: Indoors – Ran the 60 meters consistently for the first time of his career and found success…ran the No. 10 time in school history at 6.73 to take second in a 1-2 Gamecock finish at the Hilton Garden Invitational…also finished second behind teammate Kendall Kee at the Virginia Tech Invitational (6.74)…captured seventh place at the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational in the 60 (6.76)…also moved into the South Carolina all-time top 10 in the 200, running a 21.31 at the Cherry & Silver Invitational to finish fourth…ran the 200 at the SEC Indoor Championships, finishing 15th…ran leadoff on the Gamecocks’ 4×400 that finished sixth at SEC Indoors (3:09.13)…Outdoors – ran the 200 and 400 meters…secured three top four finishes in the 200 meters to start the season, hitting a personal best mark of 21.15 at the Bill Carson Invitational…finished 18th at SEC Outdoors (21.34) and matched his PR of 21.15 at NCAA East Preliminaries to finish 25th….in the 400 meters, finished third at the Shamrock Invitational to open the season with a personal best time of 47.28…won the Bill Carson Invitational with a time of 47.41…finished 13th at SEC Outdoor Championships (47.47) and went on to the NCAA East Preliminary Round where he ran a 47.35 to finish 36th…helped the 4×1 to a win in the collegiate division at Penn Relays (40.16)…member of the Gamecocks’ 4×1 relay at SEC Outdoors (6th – 39.60), NCAA Prelims (2nd – 38.98) and NCAA Outdoor Championships (14th – 39.57)…South Carolina’s 38.98 at NCAA East Prelims was the No. 3 time in school history.

2013: 2013 NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier in the 4x100m…Indoors, entered the 200m twice, with his best finish coming at the SEC Indoor Championships with a 16-th place finish and a time of 21.42…ran his best 400m time at the Hokie Invitational, posting a 48.89 to finish in third place…ran the 400m at the SEC Indoor Championships, placing 28th with a time of 49.61…In his only 60-meter race of the season, put up a 6.97 at the Auburn Invitational… also an integral relay member, running on the 4x200m relay that won the 4x200m relay at the Armory Collegiate Invitational with a time of 1:25.81…ran on the top 4x400m relay team at the Alex Wilson Invite at 3:10.79…Outdoors, ran the 100m and 200m…sprinted to a season-best 21.34 in the 200m at the Hurricane Invitational to take third place…hit a collegiate-best of 10.60 at the Spec Towns Relays to finish in 11th place…also ran the 200m at Spec Towns, posting a 21.48 to finish in seventh place…entered the 200m at the SEC Outdoor Championships, finishing in 22nd place with a time of 21.59….ran anchor leg on the fastest 4x100m team of the season in the win at Spec Town Invitational (40.11)

2012: NCAA Outdoors Participant in the 4x100m relay…Second-Team All-America honors in the 4x100m relay…NCAA East Preliminary Participant…Indoors, ran the 300m and 400m…finished fourth, running a season-best 34.77 in the 300m at the Virgina Tech Invitational…finished eighth at the Rod McCravy Memorial in the 400m, with a season-best 48.61…competed in the SEC Indoor Championships in the 400m…ran second leg on the 4x100m relay team at the SEC Indoor Championships that placed 8th to score and ran a season best 3:06.78
Outdoors, competed in the 100m, 200m and 400m…placed fifth in the 100m at the North Florida Invite with a season-best 10.61…finished 4th in the 100m at the Spec Towns Invitational…top mark of 21.20 at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 200m to place 10th in the preliminary round…top mark of 47.68 in the 400m…competed in the 400m at the SEC Outdoor Championships…ran anchor leg on the 4x100m relay that placed fourth at the SEC Championships, sixth at the NCAA East Preliminaries and 12th in the preliminaries at the NCAA Outdoor Championships…ran anchor on the 4x400m relay team that placed sixth at the SEC Championships and 19th at the NCAA East Preliminaries

HIGH SCHOOL: Top times of 7.01 in the 60m, 10.44 in the 100m, 20.98 in the 200m and 47.29 in the 400m … Named 2011 Gatorade North Carolina Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year … qualified for the 200m and 400m at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships … placed sixth in the 400m at the USA Junior Outdoor Championships at 48.34 … three-time state champion in the 400m … two-time 200m state champion…2-time 4x400m state champion…member of North Carolina state champion team at Douglas Byrd High School…ranked in the national top 20 in the 100m, 200m and 400m … placed 13th at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in the 200m and 23rd in the 60m … ran a personal best 47.29 to earn silver medal honors at the USATF Junior Olympics.

Indoor Personal Records

6.36 (1/11/14 Gamecock Indoor #1)

6.73 (2/1/14 Hilton Garden Invite)

21.31 (1/24/14 Cherry & Silver Invite)

33.56 (1/18/14 Virginia Tech Invite)

48.28 (2/9/13 Tyson Invite)

Outdoor Personal Records

10.61 (+2.2) (3/30/12 North Florida Invite)

20.93 (1.5) (4/11/15 Bill Carson Invite)

47.28 (3/22/14 Shamrock Invite)