Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday
Minnesota continued its record-breaking weekend on day two of the Virginia Challenge Saturday
Madeline Strandemo placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and Ally McSherry was sixth in the 1,500-meter run to lead Minnesota
The Gophers hope to build off a strong cross country season on the track this spring
Becca Dyson and Rebecca Rethwisch were among the recipients of the 2015 Top Five Award
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran five races • finished 11th in the mile with a time of 5:24.86 at the UST Invite • ran season-best 10:06.76 to place third in the 3,000m at the Parents Day Invite • ran 18:19.55 in lone appearance in the 5,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran five races with appearances in the 1,500m and 5,000m • recorded career-best times in both events • placed ninth in the 1,500m in a career-best 4:42.76 at the Tommie Twilight • finished third in the 5,000m in a career-best 17:17.46 at the Kip Janvrin Open.
2015 Season - Indoor: Ran five races • placed third in the mile at the Minnesota Open in 5:04.98 • clocked a 9:50.72 in the 3,000m at the Iowa State Classic • finished 10th in the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational in 16:57.60 • placed 16th in the 5,000m (16:58.04) at the Big Ten Championship.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Ran one race, placing 12th in the 3,000m run at the Musco Twilight.
2014 Season: Redshirted the 2013 cross country season and the 2014 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Eagan High School • high school coaches were Lisa Langenhahn and Rob Graham • four-time all-state honoree in cross country • named high school All-American in 2012 • finished fourth (14:06.5) to lead Eagan to a second-place finish at the 2012 Class 2A cross country state meet • won the Section 3AA title by 37 seconds on the way to state • set the South Suburban Conference record with a winning time of 14:04 • finished 66th at the 2012 Nike Cross Nationals • posted third (2012) and fourth-place (2012) finishes in the Roy Griak Invitational high school race • on the track, finished second in the 3,200m and fifth in the 1,600m at the 2012 state meet • second in the 3,200m again at the 2013 state meet and eighth in the 1,600m to lead Eagan to a fourth-place finish • set her 3,200m PR of 10:24.69 at the 2013 Hamline Elite Meet • set her 1,600m PR of 5:01.01 at the 2012 Section 3AA meet • second in the 5,000m at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals with a PR of 16:43.65 • ran the 2-mile and 5,000m at the 2013 NBN meet • National Honor Society member • graduated with honors in the top 5% of her class.
Personal: Born March 27, 1995 • daughter of Bill and Sherri Anderson • has a younger brother, Joey, and a younger sister, Olivia • father, Bill, played baseball at St. Cloud State • major is genetics and cell biology with a minor in Spanish • enjoys reading, biking, and being outdoors.
|Anderson's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|Mile||5:04.98||Minnesota Open (1/17/15)|
|3,000m||9:50.72||Iowa State Classic (2/14/15)|
|5,000m||16:57.60||Meyo Invitational (2/6/15)|
|Anderson's Outdoor Career Bests (2016 Final)|
|1,500m||4:42.76||Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)|
|3,000m||10:30.00||Musco Twilight (5/2/15)|
|5,000m||17:17.46||Kip Janvrin Open (4/29/16)|
Eight Gophers Advance to NCAA Championship
Minnesota's eight NCAA Championship qualifiers matches the most in program history.
Seniors Lead Gophers' NCAA Qualifiers
Liz Berkholtz, Nicolle Murphy, Lyndsey Thorpe, Heta Tuuri, and Kaila Urick join Jess Lehman in advancing to the NCAA Championship.
Day One NCAA West Prelim Action Postponed
Due to inclement weather, Thursday's competition at the NCAA West Prelim is postponed until Friday.