Andrea Nelson Harrison Athlete Profile

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Andrea Nelson Harrison

Position: Distance Height: 5-6 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2011-2014 Hometown: Spokane, WA Last School: Shadle Park High School


  • Parents are Doug and Edie Nelson
  • 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


  • MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete (2012)


PERSONAL BESTS: 3,000m- 9:43.95; 3,000m steeple- 10:35.88

2011 | Freshman Year


  • Began BYU career with a seventh place finish in the 3000m (11:01.33) at the BYU Indoor Invitational
  • Took 17th in the 3000m (10:42.54) at the Snake River Open
  • Ran a season best time of 10:10.25 in the 3000m at the UW Invitational


  • Placed 2nd in the 3000m steeplechase in 11:43.11 at the UVU Open

2012 | Sophomore Year


  • Began the season with a fourth place finish in the 3000m in 10:26.16 at the Blue and Orange Opener
  • Finished fifth in the 3000m in 10:24.03 at the Cherry and Silver Invitational 
  • Ran a personal best 3000m time of 10:06.66 at the UW Invitational 
  • Cross the line in 36th at the Husky Classic with a 3000m time of 10:07.46 


  • Finished second in the 3000m steeplechase (10:46.45) during the USC Invitational
  • Finished fourth at the West Coast Invitational in the 3000m steeplechase in 10:56.09
  • Finished fifth in 1500m at the Robison Invitational with a time of 4:44.91
  • Ran a personal best in the steeple chase in 10:43.69 at the Stanford Invitational
  • Competed in the Mt. SAC Relays finishing with a time of 10:56.96

2013 | Junior Year


  • Began 2013 with a first-place finish in the 3,000m with a time of 10:13.00 at the Blue and Orange Opener
  • Placed second in the 3,000m with a time of 9:48.74 during the Washington Invitational
  • During the Husky Classic, finished 15th overall in the 3,000m with a time of 9:43.95
  • Concluded the indoor season with a 29th-place finish in the 3,000m with a time of 10:00.47 at the MPSF Indoor Championships


  • Opened the outdoor season with a seventh-place finish in the 3,000m steeplchase with a time of 11:11.27 at the Sun Angel Classic
  • Placed first in her section of the 3,000m steeplechase at the Mt. Sac Relays with a time of 10:35.88