2009 (Junior): Indoor: Second in the weight at the Texas Tech Invitational, 18.40m (60-40.50), and at the Texas A&M Invitational, 19.05m (62-06) ... threw a season best at the Frank Sevigne Invitational where he placed sixth with a distance of 19.11m (62-08.50) ... finished fourth at Conference USA Championships, 18.23m (59-09.75). Outdoor: posted regional marks in every competition through the season ... won silver at C-USA Championships with a hammer throw of 61.30m (201-01) ... had a season best distance of 64.56m (211-10) at Drake Relays for third ... second at Don Kirby Invitational, 63.55m (208-06), at UTEP Invitational, 63.32m (207-08.25), and Springtime Invitational, 63.64m (208-09) ... threw 60.81m (199-06) at the NCAA Championship preliminaries.
2008 (Sophomore): Indoor: Took silver in the 35-pound weight throw with a mark of 17.42 (57-2) at the Texas Tech Invitational on Jan. 26...a mark of 18.41 (60-5) at the C-USA Championships placed him third in the 35-pound weight on March 1...finished seventh at the Frank Sevigne Invitational with a distance of 18.31 (60-1). Outdoor: Won the hammer throw at the Springtime Invitational with a mark of 62.97 (206-7) on March 29...finished second at the UTEP Invitational, 60-84 (199-7), and at the Don Kirby Invitational, 63.52 (208-5)...took third at the NCAA Midwest Regional on May 30 with a mark of 63.53 (205-5)...a season-best 64.38 advanced Eriksson to the finals at the NCAA Championships on June 11.
2007: (Freshman): Indoor: Finished second at the Lobo Invite in the 35-pound weight throw with a season-best mark of 16.94 (55-7) ... fourth at the C-USA Championships on Feb. 23 (16.44; 53-11 1/4) ... 13th at the Husker Invite (16.71; 54-10) and 15th at the Tyson Invitational (16.92; 55-6 1/4). Outdoor: Posted an NCAA regional mark in the hammer throw at five different meets ... placed fourth at the C-USA Championships in the hammer with a mark of 56.59 (185-8) ... came in second at the Springtime and UTEP Invitationals with respective marks of 58.73 (192-8) and 58.77 (192-10) ... placed 14th at the Drake Relays on April 28 (58.83; 193-0) and 12th at the NCAA Regional (56.75; 186-2).
Before UTEP: Came to UTEP with a personal best of 189-0 (57.60) in the hammer ... had a personal best of 214-0 (65.24) in the six-kilogram hammer during the 2005 season ... trained with coach Marten Ejdervall ... graduated from Stjernoeskolan in 2005.
Personal: Full name is Hans Lars Olov Eriksson ... majoring in undergraduate studies ... son of Lars-Erik and Birgit Eriksson ... has one brother (Erik) ... born Aug. 30, 1986, in Torsby, Sweden.