June 22, 1989 |
Woodland Hills, California
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|Event(s)||400 metres, 400 metres hurdles|
|Achievements and titles|
400 m: 46.08 s (Seattle 2009)
Jeshua Anderson (born June 22, 1989) is an American sprinter, who specialises in the 400 meters and 400 m hurdles. Anderson is a graduate of Washington State University. He won the 400m and 400m hurdles during the 2011 Pac-10 championships in May 2011. He followed that up by winning the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships and then the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the latter qualifying him to run in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics later in the year.
In his freshman and sophomore years at Washington State, Anderson also played wide receiver for the Washington State Cougars football team. As a freshman, he caught 12 passes for 372 yards and two touchdowns. In his sophomore year, he had 33 receptions for 305 yards and two touchdowns. By his junior year, however, Anderson left the football team to focus on his track career.
Anderson had also played football during his prep career at W. H. Taft High School, and was rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com. At the 2007 CIF State Track and Field Championships, he bettered the National High School Record in the 300 m hurdles in 35.28 seconds, breaking the previous record mark of 35.32 established by George Porter in 1985. Two years later, at the same meet, Reggie Wyatt, runner up in Anderson's record race, improved upon the record by running 35.02.
|400 m||46.08 s||Seattle, United States (May 2, 2009)|
|400 m hurdles||47.93 s||Eugene, United States (June 26, 2011)|
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