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Player Bio: Anna Blue :: Cross Country  

  Anna Blue
Anna Blue
Player Profile
RS Senior

Olympia, Washington

High School:
Capital High




WSU CAREER. SENIOR (2002-03). Cross Country - Top runner entire season…best finish of career at Pac-10 Championships at 20th in 6k time of 21.26 (11/2/02, Pasadena)…NCAA West Region finish was 36th (11/16/02, Stanford)…Indoor -Ran a school record 5k time of 16:35.18i as the UW Pac-10 Invite (2/28/03, Seattle)…finished second in the 3k at the MPSF Championships…Outdoor - Ran school record and NCAA Regional Qualifying 5000m time of 16:14.55 at the Stanford Invite (3/29/03, Stanford)…at Mt. SAC Relays ran first-ever 10k in school record and NCAA Automatic Qualifying time of 34:25.63 (4/19/03, Walnut)…clocked PR time in 1500m of 4:31.19 (5/3/03, Seattle)…Pac-10 Championships finished fifth in 10k (35:21.45) and seventh in 5k (17:33.43)…placed sixth in the 5k at the NCAA West Regional (16:32.26)…earned All-America status with a sixth place finish in the 5k at the NCAA Championships (6/14/03, Sacramento) with a time of 16:21.92.

JUNIOR (2001-02). Cross Country - Ran a solid second on team all season…finished 24th (2nd WSU runner) at Pac-10 Championships (10/27/01, Scottsdale) and 22nd (2nd WSU runner) at NCAA West Region meet (11/10/01, Tucson)…Indoor - Won the mile at the MPSF Championships (2/23/02, Flagstaff) and anchored distance medley relay team in school record time of 11.49.33i…mile PR time of 5.01.02i came at Vandal Indoor Meet (2/15/02, Moscow)…ran 3000m PR of 10.04.93i at Husker Invite (2/8/02, Lincoln)…Outdoor - Opened season by dropping 3k PR time to 9.53.56 (3/16/02, Los Angeles)…ran PR 5k and NCAA PQ time of 16.27.76 at Stanford Invite (3/30/02, Stanford)…finished sixth in 5k at Pac-10 Championships in time of 17.12.98 (5/19/02, Pullman)…advanced to NCAA 5k Championships after declarations moved her from 28th to the 19th and final spot…finished 15th in time of 16.51.59 (5/31/02, Baton Rouge).

SOPHOMORE (2000-01). Cross Country - Competed as the number five runner consistently through the season…finished 47th (6th WSU runner) at the Pac-10 meet (10/28/00, Seattle) and 67th (5th WSU runner) at the NCAA West Region meet (11/11/00, Fresno)…Indoor - Placed eighth in mile at the MPSF Championships (2/24/01, Flagstaff) but ran best time of 5.04.99 at the Vandal Indoor (2/16/01, Moscow)…opening leg of school record distance medley relay time of 11.51.34i (3/2/01, Moscow)…Outdoor - Finished 12th in the 5000m at the Pac-10 Championships (5/20/01, Berkeley)…best 5k time was 16.50.21 at Stanford Invite (4/1/01)…also team leader in 1500m with time of 4.36.93 (4/27/01, Pullman).

FRESHMAN (1999-00 at Northern Arizona University). Cross Country - Redshirt season…Track - Competed in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned nine letters at Capital High including four in cross country for coach Jerry Miller, four in track under coach Kevin Wright, and one in gymnastics...four-time All-Black Hills League, all-district and all-state selection…at state cross country meet finished third as sophomore, second as freshman, junior and senior…also runner-up in 3200m at state track meet as junior and senior…captained both teams…member of Pinnacle Track Club coached by Mike Strong...competed in Junior Olympics in 3200m for three years, finishing second and seventh...finished 12th in 5000m at USATF Junior Nationals.

PERSONAL. Born 3/6/81 at Bellevue, Wash...father Joe is a business manager who compete in track at Central Washington...mother Barbara is a librarian...younger brother Jim (11/30/86) and sister Katherine (7/6/89)...Academic All-American...member of DECA in high school...pursuing degree in business management.

800m - 2:17.75 (2001)
1500m - 4:31.19 (2003)
Mile - 5:01.02i (2002)
3000m - 9:42.22i (2003) SR 
5000m - 16:14.55 (2003) SR (16:35.18i, 2003 SR)
10,000m - 34:25.63 (2003) SR
Distance Medley Relay - 11:49.33i SR (2002)

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2003 5000m 6th 16:21.92 2002 5000m 15th 16.51.59


PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES 2003 5000m 7th 17:33.43 10,000m 5th 35:21.45 SR 2002 5000m 6th 17.12.98 2001 5000m 12th 17.04.32

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