Eric Finan, New Richmond’s running superstar, will continue his stellar career at University of Cincinnati

Eric Finan, Clermont County’s most recent fantastic footman of legendary leg laurels, has recently signed a collegiate letter-of-intent to continue his education and athletic career at the University of Cincinnati next school year. He plans to major in mechanical engineering at Cincinnati.

Finan’s stellar career at New Richmond High School has included three years of cross country and four years of varsity track and one year of swimming. He has earned seven varsity letters and has earned Southern Buckeye Conference (SBC) honors in cross country and track. Three times he earned Runner of the Year honors in the SBC.

The son of Jeff and Elaine Finan holds cross country records on many of the area high schools’ 3.1-mile courses. These include owning marks at New Richmond, Bethel-Tate, and Loveland.

His best-ever cross country time was at this year’s Division II state championship race that took place in Columbus. His time was 15-minutes, 48-seconds that earned him fourth place, an improvement of two spots ahead of last year’s state appearance.