Countdown to Nationals: Eric van der Els, Brien McMahon

Throughout the week, CT MileSplit will feature some of the top athletes that will be competing at the New Balance National Indoor Championships this weekend (March 13-15).

Eric van der Els, Brien McMahon

Could three from the Nutmeg State make it to the podium? It's possible. Eric was a runner-up at the NE meet two weeks ago where he was timed in a PB of 9:08.67. Eric has had a strong junior season. He defeated Darien's Alex Ostberg in the two mile at the CIAC State Open Championship and was a winner in the mile at the FCIAC Championships at the beginning of February where he ran his all-time best of 4:19.