Erick Walder (2014)
Erick Walder’s prowess in the long jump and triple jump was so strong that it made him the winningest field eventer in NCAA Division I history, collecting 10 titles. That’s no small feat at Arkansas, whose dominance in the LJ/TJ combination has the next two athletes on the list with nine.
Six of Walder’s NCAA crowns came indoors with three-straight sweeps in each event from 1994-96, making him the only athlete with three consecutive sweeps in any pair of events at the NCAA DI Indoor championships.
Walder, who also had an LJ/TJ sweep outdoors, had most of his success in the long jump. His second of three-straight outdoor crowns included a second-straight meet record in 1993, which still stands – not only as the meet record, but also the low-altitude collegiate record at 8.53m (28-0). In El Paso of April 1994, Walder set another still-standing collegiate record at 8.74m (28-8¼).
Walder was a part of Arkansas team titles every time he participated in the NCAA Indoor or Outdoor championships, seven in all. He was the Razorbacks’ top scorer in six of those and the meet’s top scorer four times.