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Anna Maxwell
Position: Distances
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Felton, Calif.
High School: San Lorenzo Valley
Experience: High School

2014 All-West Region in Cross Country

Maxwell Features
» Freshman Maxwell Wastes No Time Leading The Pack (GoHuskies.com; Nov. 17, 2014)

2014-15 (Track):
Ran a full outdoor season from 800-meters up to 5,000-meters and competing at her first Pac-12 Championships … finished 15th in both the 1,500-meters as well as the 5,000-meters at the Pac-12 meet in Los Angeles, running a season-best 4:26.07 in the 1,500m and a time of 17:01.52 in her first collegiate 5k … finished third in the 1,500m at the UW-WSU Dual in 4:29.85 and was fifth in the 800-meters in 2:15.21 … traveled to the Drake Relays, helping the Huskies take second in the 4x800-meter relay in 8:36.59, and third in the DMR in 11:17.54, as she ran the 800-meter leg … opened her outdoor season at the Pepsi Team Invitational in Eugene, taking sixth in the 1,500m in 4:28.74 … competed just once indoors, running a 4x800m relay leg at the UW Indoor Preview ... (Cross Country): The top freshman on the squad and one of the best in the Pac-12 … helped lead the Huskies to the NCAA Championships in her first season, and was the No. 2 UW finisher at all three postseason races … best race may have come at the West Region Championships, as she finished 15th overall in a time of 20:41 to earn All-West Region honors … was the second Husky finisher at her first nationals run in Terre Haute, finishing 124th overall, as UW placed 23rd as a team … also had a strong run at her first Pac-12 Championships, finishing 17th overall in 20:40, helping UW to a fourth-place finish … second on the team as well at the Wisconsin Invitational, finishing 55th in the huge field … was 32nd overall at the Washington Invitational, fifth on the squad … in her collegiate debut at the Sundodger Invite, she was the No. 3 Husky finisher in seventh-place overall.

High School and Personal:
Born in Santa Cruz, California … parents are Tracy and Jeff Maxwell … has one sister, Katie … one of the most successful runners in the country over the past two years … the 2013 California state cross country champion at the Division IV level, winning state by forty-four seconds … a Foot Locker All-American, finishing fifth at the 2013 National Championships as the top placer on the West squad … also 24th at Foot Locker Nationals as a sophomore in 2011 and 28th as a freshman in 2010 … named one of the 2013 Reebok Top 25 Most Dynamic Athletes in all high school sports ... took second at the 2013 U.S. World Youth Trials in the 1,500-meters, running 4:25.93 to qualify for the World Youth Championships … at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, she advanced to the 1,500m final and placed ninth overall in a PR of 4:23.75 … ranked second nationally in the 1,600-meters on the track with a best of 4:42.14 set in a win at her SCCAL league finals … ran a 3,200m best of 10:04.81 to take fourth at the 2014 Arcadia Invite, a time that ranked her No. 5 in the nation in 2014 … ran the mile at the 2014 Brooks PR Invite, taking third in 4:44.07 … was chosen as a member of Team USA for the 2014 Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country race, taking 11th in the junior 4k race to help the U.S. to second-place … captured the D-IV state championship on the track at 1,600-meters as a junior in 2013 and took third in the 3,200-meters … as a senior on the track, took second at state in the 800-meters in a PR of 2:08.32, but fell up front in the 1,600m finals and finished 11th … placed sixth in the mile at the 2013 New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 4:51.51 … as a junior ran 4:42.57 in the 1,600-meters to rank No. 6 in the nation, and her 3,200m time of 10:10.51 at the Arcadia Invite ranked fifth in the U.S. that year … swept the 800m, 1,600m, and 3,200m at her league meet in 2014 … a great freshman season as she was third at state cross country and ninth in the 3,200m on the track ... named her school’s Scholar Athlete of the Year as a senior and Female Athlete of the Year … Santa Cruz Sentinel Athlete of the Year in track and cross country … won the Nike Pre-National Jim Danner Award in 2012 … graduated with a 4.32 GPA and was a class salutatorian … also lettered in soccer, and competed in equestrian events with her horse Lolly Pop.

Major Meets
2014 Pac-12 XC - 17th (2nd UW)
2014 Regional XC - 15th (2nd UW)
2014 NCAA XC - 124th (2nd UW)
2015 Pac-12 TF - 15th, 1500m | 15th, 5000m

Outdoor Bests
800m.......2:15.21
1500m.......4:26.07
5000m.......17:01.52

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