PR: Steeple – 9:53.95 (2007)
Born: June 16, 1983 in Richfield, Ohio
Current Residence: Warrensburg, Mo.
High School: Revere HS (Ohio)
College: Central Missouri State University ‘05
Career Highlights: 2006 USA Outdoor runner-up; 2007 NACAC champion; 2006 NCAA-II Indoor 5,000m champion; 2005 NCAA-II 3,000mSC champion
Anderson was the surprise runner-up in the women's steeplechase at 2006 USA
Outdoors. Anderson worked through the field in the closing laps to catch
everyone but winner Lisa Galaviz, finishing with a new PR of 9:57.98. Anderson
hadn't even expected to make the final...A two-time NCAA Division II champion
(in the steeplechase in 2005 and indoor 5,000m in 2006) Anderson grew up in
Richfield, Ohio. At Central Missouri, she was an MIAA Athlete of the Year and a
conference champion several times over for the Jennies... She volunteers with
the youth choir at First Baptist Church, where she also serves as a volunteer
counselor at Camp Wilderness... Anderson was an active member of the Baptist
Student Union, she also participated in the CMSU Literacy Team a program that
reads to and then donates books to area elementary schools... She was a nominee
for the Charno Award at CMSU for outstanding senior and was named the CMSU
Co-Female Athlete of the Year...Anderson was a four-year letterwinner and
first-team all-conference selection in cross country and track at Revere High
School ... she also lettered in swimming at Revere.
2007: 7th at USA Outdoors (9:53.95PR)...NACAC champion (10:21.82)...ranked #9 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 9:53.95.
2006: 2006 USA Outdoor runner-up (9:57.98)...1st at Mt. SAC (10:23.61)...1st at ESU Twilight (10:18.86)...1st at Midwest Distance Solution (10:07.05)...ranked #3 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 9:57.98.
2005: NCAA-II Outdoor champion (10:32.92)...5th in 5,000m at NCAA-II Indoors (16:46.99)...MIAA Outdoor 3,000m, 10,000m and 3,000mSC champion, 5,000m runner-up (9:57.78, 37:52.28, 11:27.17, 18:02.44)...MIAA Indoor 3,000m and 5,000m champion, mile runner-up (10:21.61, 17:55.87, 5:20.72)...best of 10:32.92.
2004: NCAA-II Outdoor runner-up (10:36.06)... 15th at NCAA-II Cross Country
Championships (22:46.3)...MIAA Outdoor 3,000m, 5,000m and 3,000m SC champion (10:12.04, 18:42.58, 10:53.70)... MIAA Cross Country champion (22:41)...best of 10:36.06.
2003: NCAA-II Outdoor runner-up (10:36.06)... MIAA Cross Country champion (22:20)...best of 10:36.06.