March 29, 1991 |
Manalapan Township, New Jersey
|Event(s)||800 meters, 1500 meters|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 meters: 1:44.71
1500 meters: 3:34.78
|Updated on 11-08-14.|
Robert Adrian Andrews (born March 29, 1991) is an American middle distance runner, who specializes in the 800 and 1500 meters. While competing with University of Virginia he won the men's 800 meters at the 2011 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
In 2009, Andrews set the U.S. high school indoor records for both the 800 m, at 1:49.21, and the 1000 m, at 2:22.28. At the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Moncton, Canada, Andrews won a bronze medal over 800 m, becoming (along with silver medalist Casimir Loxsom) the first American males to medal in a middle distance event at the world junior championships.
Andrews competed in the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships his freshman year, placing second in the 800 m event to Andrew Wheating of Oregon. His more recent achievements include winning the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship 800 m race in the second fastest time ever run for an NCAA 800 m Championship race, recording a personal best time of 1:44.71 to narrowly beat Charles Jock of UC Irvine (1:44.75). Other notable achievements include winning the 800 m at the 2010 Indoor Championships, beating out Andrew Wheating at the line.
Andrews attended the University of Virginia. In March 2012, Andrews announced that he would forgo his NCAA eligibility (which was widely regarded as a poor choice) and turn pro in hopes of competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics. He has decided to complete his academic requirements at UVA, but will train with former coach "Vig," alongside American Record Holder Alan Webb.
|800 m||1:44.71 m||Des Moines, United States (June 10, 2011)|
|1500 m||3:34.78 m||Los Angeles, United States (May 18, 2012)|
- "Virginia's Robby Andrews, a Manalapan native, is leaving school". NJ.com. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
- All-Athletics. "Profile of Robby Andrews".
- Shepard, Jack (2009). High School Track 2010. Jack Shepard.
- Andrews Earns Bronze Medal at 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships. Letsrun.com (2010-07-25). Retrieved on 2010-07-25.