NEW MEXICO:Two-sport athlete who is also a five-time All-American Nordic competitor for the powerhouse Lobo ski team...runner-up in the 5K classic at the 2009 NCAA Skiing Championships after a silver medal peformance in the 15K classic in 2009...joined the cross country/track team midway through the fall of 2007 and made an immediate impact...competes in cross country and outdoor track only after her skiing commitments are completed...has scored twice in 7 career XC races...name is pronounced pol-EE-na ehr-mo-SHEE-na.
2008-09: (outdoor) Ranked 3rd on the team in the 1,500 with a season-best time of 4:40.72 at Cal...also clocked a career-best time of 17:23.88 in the 5,000m at the same meet...raced 5 times in 4 meet appearances...Academic All-MWC.
2007-08: (outdoor) No. 2 on the team (22nd MWC) in the 1,500 (4:39.02) and No. 3 (16th MWC) in the 5,000 (17:41.04)...raced 7 times in her debut track season...season-best 5th place finish in the 1,500 at Cal.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:No organized track and field or cross country training before coming to UNM.
PERSONAL:Born in Moscow, Russia...daughter of Andrey and Elena Ermoshina...has a brother, Fedor...was the first Russian to ski for UNM...majoring in University Studies.