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Jeshua Anderson
Position: Hurdles
Height: 6'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Woodland Hills, California
High School: Taft High

 

Jeshua Anderson
Jeshua Anderson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Woodland Hills, California

High School:
Taft High

Height:
6-2

Event:
Hurdles



THREE-TIME PAC-10 CHAMPION
TWO-TIME NCAA CHAMPION
FOUR-TIME ALL-AMERICAN
US JUNIOR CHAMPION
WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPION
NACAC U-23 CHAMPION

WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2009-10): Football - Left the football team in September and began conditioning for track...Indoor - Ran a 400m open indoor PR and NCAA Provisional Qualifying time of 46.38i for second place at MPSF Championships (2/27/10, Seattle)...at same meet ran second leg of 4x400m relay for third place (3:09.35i - NCAA PQ)...Outdoor - On the 2010 Bowerman Award Watch List...named honorable mention for Track & Field News Top 10 Collegiate Men of the Decade list (March 2010 issue)...won 110m hurdles at WSU vs. UW Dual in PR time of 14.03 (5/1/10, Pullman)...runs 13-step stride pattern in int. hurdles...won third consecutive Texas Relays 400m hurdles title (49.77)...won third consecutive Pac-10 intermediate hurdles title with Pac-10 Championships Meet record time of 48.63...won third consecutive NCAA West Regional/Preliminary Round race...runner-up at NCAA Championships with time of 49.31...placed fifth at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships (Des Moines) with a time of 49.14...won the 400m hurdles gold medal at the NACAC (North American, Central American, Caribbean) Under-23 Championships in Miramar, Fla., with final time of 49.33 after running a time of 48.85 in the semifinal.

WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Football - Had hernia surgery during August practice...missed only first game of season...had starts in 11 of 12 games...career-high 5 pass receptions in both Baylor and Arizona State games...scored two TDs - one each against Portland State, Oregon...Indoor Track - Named to the TrackShark.com Top 12 Sprinters/Hurdlers to watch in 2009...anchor on 4x400m relay team...ran school record of 3:06.74i at Iowa State Qualifier (3/7/09, Ames)...relay team finished eighth at NCAA Indoor Championships in a time of 3:08.97i (3/14/09, College Station)...Outdoor Track - Repeated as Texas Relays (49.48), Pac-10 (48.90), NCAA West Regional (50.31) and NCAA Outdoor intermediate hurdles champion...contributed to 22 of WSU's 91 points and fourth-place finish at Pac-10s...named Pac-10 Male Track Athlete of the Week for March 30-April 5 and again for April 6-12...ran school record time in 400m hurdles of 48.47 at NCAA Championships (6/12/09, Fayetteville)...at USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships (Eugene) won first round heat with second-fastest time of 50.22 (6/26/09)...ran second in heat and second fastest semifinal time of 48.89 (6/27/09)...in the final ran a time of 48.77 seconds for fifth-place.

FRESHMAN (2007-08): Football - Played all 12 Cougars' games, starting one...hauled in12 receptions for 372 yards and two touchdowns...posted season-highs in receptions (four) and yards (127) against No. 9 Oregon...had a season-long 61-yard reception against Oregon State...also returned three kickoffs for 48 yards...Indoor Track - Broke freshman school record in 60m hurdles at Vandal Indoor (2/8/08, Moscow) with time of 8.01i...broke 24-year-old freshman school record in 400m dash of 46.67i with runner-up finish and NCAA Provisional Qualifying mark at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (3/1/08, Seattle)...time is ninth-best in all-time records...same meet ran third leg of 4x400m relay breaking 27-year-old school indoor record with third-place time of 3:08.86i...finished 14th in prelims (47.69i) of 400m dash at NCAA Championships (3/14/08, Fayetteville)...OutdoorTrack - Outstanding debut in collegiate track, winning every intermediate hurdles race...won Texas Relays 400m hurdles in 49.68 (4/5/08, Austin), breaking freshman school record set by his coach, Mark Macdonald, in 1989 (51.20)...named Pac-10 Men's Track Athlete of the Week for March 31-April 6...won Mt. SAC Relays 400m dash in 46.54, 6th-best in WSU all-time records...ran 110m hurdles PR time of 14.08 at WSU versus Washington Dual Meet (5/3/08, Pullman)...won Pac-10 Championships 400m hurdles in 49.55 (5/17/08, Tempe)...named Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year...won NCAA West Regional intermediate hurdles in PR and meet record 49.41 which is also freshman school record and second-best all-time at WSU (5/31/08, Northridge)...ran 2nd leg of 4x400m relay at West Regional in 45.5, for third-place finish in 3:07.48...lowered 400mH PR with win at NCAA Championships in time of 48.69, the fifth-best time by an American man and third-best by a collegian in 2008...won the USA Junior Outdoor Championships and broke stadium record with time of 49.28 (6/21/08, Columbus)...ran top time in prelims at Olympic Trials (49.05) but finished ninth in semifinals (48.92) so did not advance to final...won IAAF World Junior Championship in a school record time of 48.68 after running fastest prelim time of 51.12 (7/11/08, Bydgoszcz, Poland).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned six varsity letters at Taft High...13 strides led to runner-up to state titles in 2006 in both 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles...Toreadors won 2007 state track team title...closed out prep career by setting a national 300m hurdle record time of 35.28 seconds, winning state title...ran 35.34 at state meet prelims which was state meet record...finished fourth in 110m hurdles with time of 13.82...also won Arcadia Invite 300m hurdles in 35.75, ninth-best in nation...named American Track & Field Athlete Athletes Only Magazine Athlete of the Week (June 4, 2007)...won 400m dash at Mt SAC Relays...named 2007 Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Boys Track & Field Team...ran anchor on winning 4x400m relay (3:06.22) at USATF Junior Olympics (7/29/07, Walnut, Calif.)...on the gridiron, junior season recorded 20 catches for 367 yards and five touchdowns as team posted 13-1 record and won Los Angeles City championship...lost to Crenshaw in state playoffs...senior season had 40 catches for 1,013 yards and 10 touchdowns...added 129 yards and a score on 12 carries...Taft went 6-5...set single-game and City Section record with six touchdown receptions against Gardena.

PERSONAL. Jeshua Anderson was born in June 1989...parents Timothy and Leslie Anderson...one of 10 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sports Stars of the Year honored at 74th Annual banquet in January 2009...general social sciences major with emphasis in communication and business.

ANDERSON'S WSU BESTS
60m Hurdles - 8.00i (2009) 400m - 46.38i (2010), 46.54 (2008) 4x400m Relay - 3:07.47 (2008), 3:06.74i (2009) SR 110m Hurdles - 14.03 (2010) 400m Hurdles - 48.47 (2009) SR 4x100m Relay - 40.12 (2008)

PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2010 110m Hurdles 3rd 14.07 400m Hurdles 1st 48.63 4x400m Relay 5th 3:10.83 2009 400m Dash 5th 46.73 400m Hurdles 1st 48.90 4x400m Relay 2nd 3:08.93 2008 400m Hurdles 1st 49.55 4x400m Relay 4th 3:07.47

NCAA REGIONAL/PRELIMINARY ROUND PERFORMANCES 2010 400m Hurdles 1st 48.65 2009 400m Hurdles 1st 50.31 2008 400m Hurdles 1st 49.41 4x400m Relay 3rd 3:07.48

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES 2010 400m Hurdles 2nd 49.31 2009 400m Hurdles 1st 48.47 4x400m Relay 8th 3:06.74i (Indoor) 2008 400m Hurdles 1st 48.69 4x400m Relay 15th 3:09.45 2008 400m Dash 14th 47.69i (Indoor)