Erison Hurtault was one of Columbia's most decorated track athletes, competing for the Lions from 2003-04 to 2006-07. As a volunteer assistant coach, he will share experience competing in the Ivy League and national spotlight and his commitment to excellence with the current Columbia sprinters.A high-pressure performer who was able to perform at his best in the biggest championship events, Hurtault had his most impressive year as a senior in 2006-07. Hurtault earned All-America honors at the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400m, crossing in a school-record 45.50 and finishing third. He was a member of the 4x800m team that captured Columbia's first Championship of America victory at the Penn Relays since 1938 (7:22.64). Hurtault was the Outdoor Heps Male Performer of the Meet in 2006 and 2007 and earned All-America honors after clocking a 400m time of 46.48 time to place sixth at the 2006-07 NCAA Indoor Championships. As a senior Hurtault set the school, Ivy League and meet record at the Indoor Heps in the 400m when he ran a 46.34 to earn first-team all-conference honors. He was also the winner of the 2007 Connie S. Maniatty Award.