Eric Rachita
Eric Rachita
Height: 6-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Massillon, Ohio
High School: Jackson
Major: Polymer Science & Engineering

2019 (Junior): Competed in four races during his junior season… Placed fifth overall and was the third Spartan to cross the finish line at the Sudeck Classic Stampede… Recorded a season-best 8K time of 26:13.0 at the Inter-Regional Rumble… Was the 39th Division III finisher and placed 98th overall at the All-Ohio Championships… Received UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  Meet Dist. # of Runners Time Overall Pl. Team Pl.
Aug. 31 Sudeck Classic Stampede 6K 52 19:36.2 5 3
Sep. 7 Knight Invite 8K 218 27:10.8 98 8
Sep. 28 All-Ohio Championships 8K 301 (145 D3) 27:41.6 98 (39 D3) 9
Oct. 19 Inter-Regional Rumble 8K 342 26:13.0 101 10


2018 (Sophomore): Competed in four races during the season for the Spartans… Was the team’s fourth finisher and placed fifth overall at the season-opening Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede… Recorded his best 8K time of the season at the All-Ohio Championships, where he placed 55th among Division III runners with a time of 26:40.7… Earned UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  Meet Dist. # of Runners Time Overall Pl. Team Pl.
Aug. 31 Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede 6K 41 20:05.0 5 4
Sep. 15 Allegheny Classic 4M 116 22:22.0 41 11
Sep. 29 All-Ohio Championships 8K 324 (148 D3) 26:40.7 135 (55 D3) 9
Oct. 13 Inter-Region Rumble 8K 308 26:55.6 58 11


2017 (Freshman): Ran in two races during his freshman season… Finished 14th among CWRU finishers and 69th overall at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational with a season-best 8K time of 27:30.5.

  • OWU Invitational: 8K/27:30.5/69th place (Team Finish:14th)
  • Inter-Regional Rumble Open: 8K/29:22.7/60th place (Team Finish: 10th)

Personal: Competed for Jackson High School for four seasons, serving as a team captain from 2016-17... Coached by Kevin Walsh... Helped his team qualify for the state championship three times... Was fifth in the district in the 3,200m Run in 2016... Recorded top times of 17:10 in the 5K, 9:47 in the 3,200m Run, 4:44 in the 1,600m Run and 2:05 in the 800m Run... Winner of the President's Award for Academic Excellence.... Speech and Debate National Qualifier... OHSAA Scholarship Winner... Born October 1... Son of Michael and Carolyn... Father competed in cross country and track at the College of Wooster.