Monday, June 12, 2017
Track & Field (B)

Eric VanErp (Ottertail Central Boys Track and Field)

By Craig Olson
Battle Lake, MN

Eric VanErp of the Ottertail Central Bulldogs is the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week.

VanErp won the Class A state triple jump on Friday with a jump of 46-feet-two-and-one-half-inches, and finished off a remarkable high school athletic career on Saturday at the Class A State Track and Field Meet, winning a total of four medals.  VanErp added second place finishes in the high jump (6-05.00) and the long jump (22-02.00), and a seventh place in the 110 hurdles (15.53).

VanErp, who graduated from Battle Lake High School this spring, is headed to NDSU where he will join he cousin, Tony Ukkelberg, as a member of the Bison Track and Field team.