Esther Anderson
Esther Anderson
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Terre Haute, Ind.
High School: Homeschool
Major: Elementary Education

Honors:

  • USA South All-Academic (2015-16)
  • USA South All-Academic (2014-15)
  • USA South All-Conference second team (2013)
  • USA South All-Academic (2013-14)

2015 (Senior): Participated in all seven races her senior year... Finished fifth in the two-mile race at the Mountaintop Invitational (Sept. 4) with a time of 14:00, contributing to a Covenant victory... Top 6k time of the year came in the NCAA South/Southeast Regional at 26:24... Came in 24th in the Maryville Invitational (Oct. 3)... Earned USA South All-Academic honors for a third straight year

2014 (Junior): Competed in six races... Finished fifth in the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 29) with a time of 14:02.3 in the two-mile race... Finished in the top-10 again with an eighth place finish at the Saucony Invitational (Sept. 13) out of 83 runners with a time of 21:27.3, helping Covenant to the victory... Earned USA South All-Academic honors for a second straight year

2013 (Sophomore): Placed in the top-five twice in eight meets: Scots Opener (Aug 30) with a two mile time of 13:57.9, good for third place, and Maryville (Oct. 5), where she finished fourth with a 6k time of 26:38.0… Established a 6k personal record at the Berry Viking Open, where she finished with a time of 25:18.2… USA South All-Conference second-teamer and a member of the USA South All-Academic team

2012 (Freshman): Achieved personal best times of 22:16 for the 5k and 26:37 for the 6k… In the spring of 2013, she ran a personal best 5k on the track in a time of 21:24

High School: Was homeschooled

Personal: Born Oct. 27, 1994 in Terre Haute, Ind. … Parents are Claude and Diane Anderson… Has five sisters, Sharon, Rachel, Melody, Abby and Beka, and three brothers, Will, Joel and John… Favorite Bible verse is Psalm 13… Majoring in Elementary Education… Wants to become a teacher

Anderson's Personal Records:

Cross Country:
2-mile: 13:57.9 (Scots Opener, Aug. 30, 2013)
5K: 20:33.9 (Greensboro Invitational, Sept. 28, 2013)
6K: 25:18.2 (Berry Viking Open, Oct. 19, 2013)

Track:
3K: 12:00 (Mountain Laurel Twilight Invitational, April 18, 2014)
5K: 20:56 (Emory Invitational, March 22, 2014)