- Adel Anderson
Adel Anderson


Pretoria, South Africa

High School:

Cross Country / Distance


2003: Started her freshman season off strong with a 29th-place finish at the Belmont Invitational, as she ran a 11:40.43 in the two-mile race ... had another strong finish two weeks later, placing 33rd overall in the Crimson Classic, a 5K run ... set her 5K personal best at the Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational by running a 19:31, good for 61st overall ... recorded a personal best in the 6K with a time of 24:35.23 at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival.

High School: National champion in cross country in 2000 ... was state cross country champion in 1997 and 2000 ... received state colors for cross country in 1997-2001 ... honored with state colors for track in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 ... selected to National Schools cross country team for international tour to Zimbabwe in 1997 ... got national colors for cross country in 1997 and 2000 ... finished third in the 1997 National School cross country championship ... was state sub-junior champion in the 3000-meters in 1998, 1999 and 2001 ... state sub-junior champion in the 1500-meter in 1998, 1999 and 2001 ... won the Regional Schools trophy for Best Junior track athlete in 1998 ... state sub-junior 800-meter champion in 1999 ... Interschools champion in the 1500-meter in 2000 ... received the Mayoral Award for Sports Achievement in 2000 ... state champion in 10K in 2001 ... won state colors for road racing in 2001 ... was a two-year letterwinner at Overkruin HS in track and cross country ... Wonderboom HS Sportswoman of the Year in 2000 and Best Cross Country Athlete in 2000 and 2001 ... won high school's trophy for Best Individual Sports Achievement in 2000 and 2001 ... was coached by her father, Kobus.

Personal: Full name is Adel Jenney Anderson ... born February 11, 1984 ... daughter of Kobus and Annie Anderson ... has two younger sisters, Natalie and Melanie, as well as an older sister, teammate Elizabeth ... majoring in physical education.