|High School:||Dos Pueblos|
2001 XC Recap:
Team captain of the University's most successful cross country team of all time. Led the charge at the Big West Championships, taking first place in a 1-2 effort with Josh Horton. Earned All-Western Region honors for the second straight year, and was a consistent top-3 runner for the team all year.
2001 Track: Red-shirted his 4th track season. Ran 3:51.49 in the 1500 meter event, a time that would have ranked on UCSB's all-time top ten list. Also logged a best in the 5,000 meters of 14:31.
2000 Cross Country: Finished 2nd by a second and a half margin at 2000 Big West Cross Country Championships.... 25th place at the Pre-NCAA Meet, an effort recognized as one of the finest cross country efforts ever posted by a Gaucho... Finished 23rd at NCAA West Regional Championships... 6th place finish in the 2000 Stanford Cross Country Invitational
2000 Track: Reduced his 5,000 meter best by over 40 seconds to clock a time of 14:37. Also scored for the team in the 1500 meter race at conference finishing 7th. Seasonal best in the 1500 was 3:55. Helped the team in the Big West Challenge Cup by finishing second in both the 1,500m and 3,000 meter races.
1999 Cross Country: Red-shirted but still competed as an unattached athlete. Logged a best of 25:20 on the UCSB lagoon course, and finished 6th in the Stanford Open race with a time of 25:33. His red-shirt season was punctuated with an 8k best of 24:35, finishing ahead of the entire USC and UCLA squads, and all but two of Cal's runners.
1999 Track: Earned a conference-qualifying mark in the 1500m race, and went on to log a personal best in the Conference finals, finishing 9th with a best of 3:57.
1998 Cross Country: Suffered a season-ending injury that cut his season short. Ran a 25:45 UCSB 8k time and was the team's 2nd-4th man.
1998 Track: Clocked a 15:18 5,000 meter time and a 4:00 1500m. Finished 10th at the conference 1500 meter finals race.
1997 Cross Country: An alternate for the Conference-Championship squad as a true freshman. UCSB 8k course best of 26:26. Ran the Stanford course in 27:00.
High School: For Dos Pueblos High School, Gans's most notable accomplishments were as a senior in track where he ran a 4:19 1,600. Also qualified for state in the 1,600 out of the competitive Southern Section. Personal best of 16:20 over the Mt. Sac course in cross country.Personal Info: Parents Carl and Deborah, and sister Lisl are UCSB Graduates. Carl competed on the UCSB Track & Field Team and can still be seen on the record board as a member of the school-record setting distance medley squad. Eric also has a twin brother Will, and another older sister Heidi.
Majoring in English.
|Event||High School||Freshman||Sophomore||Junior (cross red-shirt)||Senior||5th Year|
|UCSB 8k||26:26.9||25:45.3||25:20.8||Did Not Run||24:44|