Andrea Nelson Harrison Athlete Profile

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Andrea Nelson Harrison

Height: 5-6 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2010-2014 Hometown: Spokane, WA Last School: Shadle Park High School


  • Parents are Doug and Edie Nelson
  • Married to Jed
  • Brother Richard competes for the BYU cross country/track team
  • Loves spending time with her family, doing anything active and was featured in Sports Illustrated and New Era for act of sportsmanship

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Shadle Park High School
  • Named All-District, All-Region and All-State all four years in high school
  • Individual state champion in cross country twice and one-time team state champion
  • Four-year academic letterer
  • Member of National Honor Society


2014: Senior
Place Event Time Distance
1 BYU Autumn Classic 17:55.6 5k
2012: Sophomore
Place Event Time Distance
13 Reno Twilight Classic 15:11.0 4K
19 BYU Autumn Classic 18:21.8 3Mile
32 WCC Championships 21:42.0 6K
5 Wisconsin Invitational 21:15.0 6K


2010: Freshman    
Place Event  Time Distance
8 Bob Firman Invitational 18:40.1 5K
65 Pre-Nationals Open 23:17.5 6K

2010 | Freshman Year

  • Started the season at the Bob Firman Invitational, taking eighth place in 18:40.14
  • Competed at the Pre Nationals Open, finishing in 65th place in 23:17.5.

2012 | Sophomore Year


  • In first race of the season, finished 13th overall in 15:11.0 at Reno Twilight Classic
  • Placed 19th overall at BYU Autumn Classic 18:21.8
  • At WCC Championships, finished 32nd overall in 21:42.0