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Bentley University Falcons
146 Northeast-10 Championships
80 CoSIDA Academic All-Americas
2014 NCAA Div. II Women's Basketball National Champs
2001 NCAA Div. II Field Hockey National Champs
Women's Basketball: NCAA Record 35 NCAA tournaments
Erik Alatalo
Erik Alatalo
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Wilmington, Mass.
High School: Wilmington
Events: Distance

2013 graduate of Wilmington High School … outstanding student who is majoring in both accountancy and liberal studies, with a concentration in global perspectives …  Before Bentley:was a cross country and track team captain at Wilmington … Middlesex League all-star …Personal: age as of Sept. 1: 20 … son of Judy and Dave Alatalo … has two younger twin siblings, Sam (19) and Rachel (19) … High School Salutatorian … Trustees’ Scholarship … Beta Gamma Sigma (Bentley Honor Society) … involved in Colleges Against Cancer and the Bentley Film Club … is a tutor in the Writing Center.


2014: was one of Bentley’s top seven in all six meets he participated in … was 65th overall and sixth among Falcons in the Northeast-10 Championships, finishing in 30:22 … 89th overall in the NCAA Division II East Region with his time of 34:49.94 seventh among Bentley runners … fifth among Bentley student-athletes and 190th overall at the New Englands (26:49.8) …2013: ran in five of the team’s six races and finished among the team’s top three five times … 60th in Northeast-10 Championships (27:33) … 82nd overall, and sixth among Bentley runners, in the NCAA Division II East Regional, covering the 10,000 meters in 34:40.9 ... 204th overall in the New Englands … Bentley’s number one finisher in the Codfish Bowl, placing 36th overall in 27:22 … in collegiate debut, was 21st in the Shacklette Invitational.


Bentley Rankings: 12th in outdoor 2-mile (9:53.23 at 2015 Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational, converted from 3,000) … Indoor Bests: 4:30.96 mile (2014 BU Valentine’s), 9:08.44 3,000 (2015 Tufts Cupid Challenge), 15:56.83 5,000 (2015 Northeast-10 Championships) … Outdoor Bests: 4:14.50 1500 (2014 MIT Sean Collier Invitational), 9:09.44 3,000 (2015 Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational), 15:36.67 5,000 (2015 MIT Sean Collier Invitational), 32:19.83 10,000 (2015 Northeast-10 Championships) … 2014-15: ran to a fifth-place finish in the 10,000 at the outdoor Northeast-10 Championships (32:19.83) … indoors, was 12th in the NE-10’s in the 5,000 (15:56.83) … 21st in the 10K at the outdoor New Englands (33:07.26) … runner-up in the 5,000 at the Stonehill Skyhawk (9:09.44) … earned Academic All-Northeast-10 honors outdoors and was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 team … 2013-14: 10th in 10,000 at outdoor Northeast-10 Championships, finishing in 34:32.89 … 12th in 5,000 at indoor NE-10’s (15:57.88).

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