Anika Busby Athlete Profile

Anika Busby

Anika Busby
Position: Distance Height: 5-5 Roster Years: 2001-2003 Hometown: Stony Brook, NY Last School: Ward Melville High School

Personal

  • Born 08/29/82 in Bountiful, Utah
  • Parents are Randal and Janeel Smith
  • Majoring in recreation management

At BYU

  • 2000-CC: redshirted the season
  • 2001-T&F: Finished sixth in 800m at Snake River Open. . . fifth in 800m at Minnesota Classic. . . fifth in 800m at MWC Indoor Championships. . . fourth in 800m (2:16.29) at Cal Poly Invitational. . . placed fourth in 800M (2:16.91) at UTEP Springtime Invitational. . . ran a time of 4:34 in the 1500m at Mt. SAC Relays. . . Cougar Club Scholar Athlete
  • 2001-CC: ran a time of 18:42.7 on the 5K course at the Great Race to place 11th. . . finished the 5K course at the Great American Festival in 18:27.1 to place fourth. . . finished in 20th-place at the Stanford Invitational 4K with a time of 13:58

Before BYU

  • Named Most Outstanding Athlete at Ward Melville HS her sophomore and junior years
  • Received the Gold Key Award for competing in 12 varsity seasons during her high school career
  • An all-county selection in all three sports her junior and senior years
  • Named All-County Academic in all three seasons her senior year
  • An all-state selection in the 1,000m in winter track 2000
  • Ran on the 4x800m relay team which took fifth at state in spring track in 1999

Stats

Best Marks: 800m - 2:11, 1500m - 4:29.6


2001 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished sixth in 800m at Snake River Open
  • Finished fifth in 800m at Minnesota Classic
  • Finished fifth in 800m at MWC Indoor Championships

Outdoor: 

  • Finished fourth in 800m (2:16.29) at Cal Poly Invitational
  • Finished fourth in 800M (2:16.91) at UTEP Springtime Invitational
  • Ran a time of 4:34 in the 1,500m at Mt. SAC Relays
  • Cougar Club Scholar Athlete

2002 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished third in the 800m at the Wildcat Invitational with a season-best time of 2:17.57
  • Finished second in the mile at the Snake River Open
  • Placed third in the mile at the Mountain State Games with a season-best time of 5:01.59
  • Finished seventh in the mile at the MWC Indoor Championships

Outdoor: 

  • Finished fifth in the 800m at the UTEP Springtime Invitational
  • Ran a season-best 4:36.95 to finish third in the 1,500m at the UCLA Tri-Meet

2003 | Junior Year

Indoor: 

  • Ran the 800m in 2:16.50 to finish fourth at the Nebraska Husker Invitational
  • Took sixth in the 800m (2:16.21) at the MWC Conference Indoor Championships

Outdoor: 

  • Finished second in the 800m (2:12.11) at the Willie Williams Classic
  • Placed eighth in the 1,500m (4:32.50) at the Stanford Invitational
  • Finished fourth in the 1,500m (4:34.65) and third in the 800m (2:11.71) at the BYU Invitational
  • Placed eighth in the 1,500m (4:31.05) at the NCAA West Regional Championships
  • Named MWC Scholar Athlete