University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Krista Anderson

Class Jr.
Hometown Leeds, N.D.
High School Leeds

2008 — Indoor – redshirted… Outdoor – ran collegiate-best 1,500 meters (4:35.52) at Iowa Invite… anchored team-leading distance medley relay (12:03.66) to seventh-place finish at Drake Relays… placed third in 1,500 meters at Auburn Classic (4:36.76) and ran 4:36.75 in prelims at Big Ten Championships… runner-up in 5,000 meters (17:28.09) at Musco Twilight X and placed 18th (17:35.80) at Big Ten Championships… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – placed third at Iowa Invite (10:50.38), leading the team at that race.

2007 — Indoor – runner-up in mile with season-best 4:55.35 at Hawkeye Invite… placed fourth in 3,000 meters with a season-best 9:43.77 at Iowa State Classic… Outdoor – redshirted… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran collegiate-best 6,000 meters (21:46) at Pre-Nationals, which ranks eighth in school history… placed 25th at Auburn Invite (17:43), 53rd at Big Ten Championships (21:47) and 62nd at NCAA Regional (21:48)… placed sixth in 4,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite with a collegiate-best 14:14… that time ranks fifth in school history… academic all-Big Ten… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2006 — Indoor – provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in 3,000 meters… led team in 3,000 (9:29.75) and 5,000 meters (16:48.95)… the 3,000-meter mark ranks sixth in school history… placed 12th in 5,000 meters (16:48.95) at Big Ten Championships… anchored runner-up distance medley relay (11:29.54) at Big Ten meet, which ranks fourth in school history… second team all-Big Ten… runner-up in mile (4:51.79) at Hawkeye Open, which ranks ninth in school history… Outdoor – placed third in 3,000 meters (9:45.65) at Musco Twilight VIII and 10th in 5,000 meters (16:59.48) at Drake Relays… the 3,000-meter time ranks 10th in school history… placed 19th in 5,000 meters (17:02.33) at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner… Cross Country – placed fifth at Hawkeye Open (10:25-3,000 meters) and 12th at Auburn Invite (17:26-5,000 meters) with collegiate-best times which rank third and 10th, respectively, on Iowa[apos]s all-time bests list… also ran season-best 6,000 meters (21:48) at NCAA Pre-Nationals … placed 35th (22:09) at Big Ten Championships and 59th (22:36) at NCAA Midwest Regional… placed 225th (23:35) at NCAA Championships… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2005 — Cross Country – redshirted.

High School — five-time 3,200-meter state champion, holding overall state record in that event… two-time North Dakota female Gatorade track and field athlete of the year… three-time all-American, placing second at Nike national indoor meet senior year… two-time state cross country champion, placing second twice… ran on two state champion 3,200-meter relays… set school record in 3,200 meters (10:36.95)… other best times were 4:56 in 1,600, 10:20.81 in 3,200 and 14:01 in cross country 4,000 meters… Wendy[apos]s High School Heisman state winner senior year… 2005 North Dakota state sportswriters and sportscasters athlete of the year… state female senior athlete of the year in cross country and track… National Honor Society member… class salutatorian… coached by Greg and Karen Anderson, and Jeff Manley.

Personal — born May 30, 1986… daughter of Greg and Karen Anderson… elementary education major.

Anderson’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 4:35.52 Iowa Invite 4/19/08
Mile Run(I) 4:51.79 Hawkeye Open 1/14/06
3,000 Meters (I) 9:29.75 at A. Wilson Inv. 3/4/06
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:25 Hawkeye Open 9/9/06
4,000 Meters (CC) 14:14 Hawkeye Invite 9/15/07
5,000 Meters (I) 16:48.95 Big Ten Championships 2/26/06
5,000 Meters (CC) 17:26 at Auburn Invite 9/30/06
6,000 Meters (CC) 21:46 at Pre-Nationals 10/13/07