Ainsley Erzen - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Ainsley Erzen

So./So. | 5-6 | Mid-Distance | Des Moines, Iowa | Carlisle HS

Freshman (2023)
Outdoor: Produced an outdoor best of 2:08.09 to place 14th in 800m prelims of SEC Championships … On trip home to Des Moines, member of winning 4 x 800m relay (8:41.47) at Drake Relays, registering the fastest split in the race with a 2:08.59 on third leg … Opened outdoor campaign at Texas Relays, running on third-place 4 x 800m relay, splitting 2:07.83 on second leg as Arkansas posted a time of 8:42.83 … On same weekend, finished third in 800m (2:10.44) at Texas State Bobcat Invitational … Established an outdoor best of 2:08.41 in 800m at Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial … Improved to 2:08.20 for fifth place in 800m at John McDonnell Invitational … Finished ninth in Arkansas Twilight (2:09.21) … Completed season with a 2:10.66 for sixth place at Trackwired Arkansas Grand Prix.

Indoor: Arkansas debut came in Arkansas Invitational, placing sixth in 600m with a 1:32.10 … Posted an indoor best of 2:09.08 in 800m at Razorback Invitational and ran third leg (2:11.26) on runner-up distance medley relay (10:56.73) … Finished seventh in 800m (2:10.89) at New Mexico Collegiate Classic … Set career best of 2:06.91 to place fifth in 800m at Tyson Invitational as well as indoor best of 56.79 in 400m … Completed indoor season with a 2:08.45 for seventh in Arkansas Qualifier.

College | Razorback soccer

2023: Played in 20 matches, starting three, as Arkansas played two rounds in NCAA tournament during a 15-5-2 season … Scored two goals, which included a game winner with first goal of the season against Arkansas State … Second goal of season came in playoff loss to Pittsburgh.

2022: Played in 22 games during 2022 season, starting five, scoring two goals, with two assists for six points as Razorbacks compiled a 13-4-5 record and advanced four rounds into the playoffs.

High School
2022 graduate of Carlisle HS in Des Moines, Iowa … Competing in four events at 2022 Iowa 3A State Championships, won 800m title in 2:10.07, claimed 1,500m title in 4:36.96 and finished second in 400m with career best 55.50 … Won Drake Relays 800m titles (2:09.39) and 1,500m (4:36.27) while finishing second in 400m (56.18) and 4 x 800 relay (9:41.60) … Indoors in 2022, won 800 (2:13.32) and finished second in Mile (5:02.07) at Arkansas HS Invitational, setting indoor best times in each event … Anchored 4 x 800 relay (10:03.07) to title at IATC State Indoor …

Claimed four medals at the 2021 Iowa 3A State Championships, earning a pair of gold medals in the 800m (2:09.79) and 1,500m (4:42.21), as well as silver medals in the 400m (56.21) and sprint medley relay (4:08.42) … Competing in 2021 The Outdoor Nationals during the summer, won the 800m in 2:06.52, breaking the Iowa all-time record of 2:07.18 set by Razorback Joy Ripslinger (Davenport Assumption) in 2017 … Drake Relays Champion in the 400m and 800m …

During 2020 indoor season, won 800 (2:13.75) and finished second in mile (5:12.21) at Arkansas HS Invitational … As freshman in 2019, finished as runner-up in 800m (2:13.00), 1,500m (4:43.35) and sprint medley relay (4:06.83) at Iowa 3A State Championships, while placing fourth in 400m (57.78) … In 2019 Drake Relay, placed second in 400m (57.13), third in 1,500m (4:42.78), and fourth in 800m (2:11.16) …

Cross Country – Bronze medalist in cross country at Iowa 3A State Championships in 2020 and 2021 … Placed 24th in State meet in 2019, and finished fourth as a freshman in 2018 …

Career best marks outdoor: 55.50 (400), 2:09.39 (800), 4:36.27 (1,500), 5:12.60 (Mile)
Indoor: 59.04 (400), 2:13.32 (800), 4:46.74 (1,500), 5:02.07 (Mile)

Ranked No. 2 in class based on GPA … Homecoming Queen … Chose Arkansas: “I chose the University of Arkansas because they gave me the opportunity to compete in both soccer and track at the highest possible level and be surrounded by people that will make me a better athlete and person.”

Ainsley Erzen | College Stats

Career best marks


400m | 56.79

600m | 1:32.10

800m | 2:06.91

1,500m | 4:46.74 (HS)

Mile | 5:02.07 (HS)


400m | 55.50 (HS)

800m | 2:08.09

1,500m | 4:36.27 (HS)

Mile | 5:12.60 (HS)