Event: 400m Hurdles
PR: 47.93 (2011)
Current Residence: Pullman, Wash.
High School: Taft High (Woodland Hills, Calif.) '07
College: Washington State '11
Coach: Mark Macdonald
Agent: Kimberly Holland
2011 USA Outdoor champion (47.93)
2008 World Junior champion (48.68)
2010 NACAC U-23 champion (49.33)
Three-time NCAA Outdoor champion – 2008 (48.69); 2009 (48.47); 2011 (48.56)
Four-time PAC-10 champion – 2008 (49.55); 2009 (48.90); 2010 (48.63); 2011 (48.13)
Awards and Honors
Four-time All American
At just 22 years of age, Anderson grabbed the second fastest 400m hurdles time in the world and earned his first IAAF World Championships berth in 2011. Anderson had a successful collegiate career as he captured three NCAA titles in the long hurdles and four consecutive PAC-10 championships. During his time as a Cougar, Anderson competed twice for Team USA, collecting wins at the 2010 NACAC U-23 and 2008 IAAF World Junior championships. Prior to college, Anderson was the nation’s top-ranked high school 300m hurdler with his national scholastic record time of 35.28. He was selected as one of ten Seattle Post-Intelligencer Stars of the Year. A standout wide receiver in high school catching six touchdown passes in a single game.
2012: 8th in semi-final at USA Outdoors (53.15); 1st at Tempe Sun Classic (48.88); 1st at Idaho Vandal Collegiate in 400m (48.11i); 1st at WSU Open Indoor in 60mH (8.01).
2011: 4th in heats at World Outdoors (49.33); USA Outdoor champion (47.93); NCAA Outdoor champion (48.56); PAC-10 champion and meet record (48.13).
2010: Runner-up at NCAA Championships (49.31); PAC-10 champion and meet record (48.63); NACAC U-23 champion (49.33); 5th at USA Outdoors (49.14).
2009: NCAA 400m hurdles champion (48.47); PAC-10 400m hurdles champion (48.90); 5th at USA Outdoors (48.77).
2008: NCAA 400m hurdles champion (48.69); PAC-10 400m hurdles champion (49.55); IAAF World Junior 400m hurdles champion (48.68); Olympic Trials final qualifier.
2007: Set national high school record in 300m hurdles (35.28).
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2011: Outdoor bests – 47.93 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); Ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN and No. 9 in the world.
2010: Outdoor bests – 48.63 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 13 in the world); Ranked No. 7 in the USA by T&FN.
2009: Outdoor bests – 48.47 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 13 in the world); Ranked No. 6 in the USA by T&FN.
2008: Outdoor bests – 48.68 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 13 in the world)