Anna Sperry Athlete Profile

Anna Sperry

Anna Sperry
Position: Distance Height: 5-2 Roster Years: 2008-2009 Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

Personal

  • Born in Tarzana, California
  • Parents are Charles and Marietta Sperry
  • Sister Caren Sather runs cross country and track for Cal State Northridge
  • Enjoys shopping, photography, scrapbooking
  • Majoring in neuroscience

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Simi Valley High where she was Ventura County Runner of the Year, Ventura County Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year, and Female Athlete of the Year at SVHS
  • Ranked fifth nationally in the 1600m (4:42) and 3200m (10:17)
  • Set the school record in the 800m (2:13), 1600m (4:42) and 3200m (10:17)
  • Placed second in state in the 1600m and third in the 3200m
  • Three-time 1600m finalist in state track meet and three-time state qualifier in cross country
  • Ventura County champion three times in cross country and twice in the 1600m and once in the 800m and 3200m
  • Southern Section Champion in the 1600m
  • Three-time Marmonte League Champion in cross country, four-time champion in the 800m, two-time champ in the 1600m and once in the 3200m

Stats

PERSONAL BESTS: 1 Mile- 4:58.40; 1500m- 4:37.38; 3000m- 9:32.11

2008 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Began the season in the mile (5:07.63) at the Big 12 vs Mountain West Conference Challenge
  • Took first in the 3000m (10.14.44) at the NWU Invitational
  • Broke the five minute barrier in the mile (4:58.40) at the UW Indoor Invitational
  • Competed in the mile (5:04.60) at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational
  • Placed first in the 3000m (10:12.55) at the Boise State Team Invite
  • Finished eighth in the mile (5:11.46) at the Mountain West Conference Championships

Outdoor: 

  • Competed in the 3000m (10:16.13) at the Arizona State Invitational
  • Finished seventh in the 1500m (4:43.98) at the BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Took fifth in the 1500m (4:46.99) at the Tom Botts Invitational
  • Placed seventh in the 1500m (4:38.10) at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Ended the season with an eighth place finish in the mile (5:11.46) at the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships