PRs: steeplechase - 9:44.68 (2004); 1,500m 4:18.27 (2002); 800m 2:08.12 (2002)
Born: June 25, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Current Residence: Provo, Utah
High School: Provo 01
Colleges: BYU 05
Coach: Patrick Shane
Career Highlights: 2003 NCAA champion; 2003 U.S. runner-up; 4-time NCAA All-American
Kassi Andersen has established herself as one of Americas premier steeplechasersshe was the 2003 NCAA 3,000m steeplechase champion, and was runner-up in the steeple at the 2003 USA Outdoor ChampionshipsAndersen has also established herself on the cross country course, finishing sixth as a freshman and 13th as a sophomore at the NCAA Division I cross country championshipsearned four letters in cross country and track at Provo (UT) HSwon state in cross country as a junior and a seniorwon the Utah 4A state championship in track her junior and senior seasonswon eight state championships in trackreceived the Wendy's High School Heisman Awardall-state athlete of the year in high school cross country during her sophomore and senior years, and in track her junior and senior yearsmajoring in fitness & wellness management.
2004: 2nd at Northridge (9:44.68)1st at Payton Jordan US Open
(9:48.74)5th at Mt. Sac Relays in 5000m (15:57.60).
2003: Runner-up at USA Outdoors (9:47.17)NCAA champion (9:44.95)13th at NCAA XC (20:14.5) ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FNbest of 9:44.95.
2002: 6th at NCAA XC (19:56.1)All-American in NCAA Outdoor 1500m (4:18.27)3rd at NCAA Mountain Regional XC (20:33)1st at MWC Championships (20:55.2)6th at NCAA Pre-Nationals XC (20:23) 2nd at Great American Festival (17:57.1)...5th in mile at MWC Indoor Championships (5:13.05)9th in 800m at MWC Indoor Championships (2:18.55)bests of 4:18.27, 2:08.78.