Kassi Andersen Athlete Profile

Kassi Andersen

Kassi Andersen
Position: Distance Height: 5-10 Roster Years: 2002-2005 | 2007 Hometown: Provo, UT Last School: Provo High School



All-America

  • 2002 USTFCA 1,500 meters (Outdoor)
  • 2003 USTFCA D.M.R (Indoor)
  • 2003 USTFCA 3,000-meter Steeplechase (Outdoor)
  • 2004 D.M.R. (Indoor)
  • 2004 3,000-meter Steeplechase (Outdoor)
  • 2007 (Outdoor)

Personal

  • Born June 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Parents are Jim and Kathryn Andersen

Before BYU

  • Earned four letters in cross country and track at Provo HS
  • Won state in cross country as a junior and a senior
  • Won the Utah 4A state championship in track her junior and senior seasons
  • Won eight state championships in track
  • Received the Wendy's High School Heisman Award
  • All-state athlete of the year in high school cross country sophomore and senior years and in track her junior and senior years
  • Had a personal best time of 2:08 in the 800m to finish second at the Arcadia Invitational

Stats

Best Times: 3000m Steeplechase - 9:44.68, 800m - 2:08.10, 1500m - 4:18.27, 3000m - 9:17.92, 5000m - 15:57.60, 1600m - 4:49.48


2002 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Won the mile at the Snake River Open in 5:09.30
  • Finished fifth in the mile (5:13.05) and ninth in the 800m (2:18.55) at the MWC Indoor Championships
  • Took second in the mile at the Intermountain Championships in 2:17.24

Outdoor: 

  • Won the Cougar Invitational 800m title in 2:11.36
  • Ran a 2:09.68 in the 800m at the Mesa Classic to finish third
  • Seventh in the 1500m at the Cardinal Invitational in an NCAA-qualifying time of 4:19.90
  • Finished third in the 800m at the Utah Collegiate Championships in a season-best 2:08.78
  • Placed second in the 1500m at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Ran a lifetime-best 4:18.27 in the 1500m at the NCAA Outdoor Championships to become an All-American

2003 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: 

  • Ran the mile in 4:55.98 to place fourth at Boise State
  • Finished second in the mile (4:49.48) at the Nebraska Husker Invitational
  • Took fourth in the mile at the MWC Indoor Championships with a time of 4:54.28

Outdoor: 

  • Placed second in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA West Regional Championships with a time of 9:48.57
  • Ran the 1500m in 4:20.52 to take first place at the Sun Angel Classic
  • Won the 3000m steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 10:05.73
  • Finished first in the 800m at the Mesa Classic
  • Won the 800m at the BYU Classic (2:08.10)
  • Placed first in the 3000m steeplechase at the BYU Invitational
  • Took second in both the 1500m and the 800m at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Won the 3000m steeplechase and set an NCAA meet record with a time of 9:44.95 at the NCAA
  • Finished second in the 3000m steeplechase at the U.S. Track and Field Championships

2004 | Junior Year

Indoor: 

  • Took second in the 3000m at the Washington Invitational with a time of 9:17.62
  • Placed second in both the 800m (2:14.51) and the mile (5:05.23) at the MWC Indoor Championships
  • Finished 12th in the 3000m (9:20.35) and was a member of the sixth place Distance Medly Relay Team (11:12.60) at the NCAA Indoor Championships

Outdoor: 

  • Finished fourth in the 1,500m (4:22.77) at the Sun Angel Classic
  • Took fifth in the 5000m (15:57.60) at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Took second in the 800m (2:08.79) at the Robison Invitational
  • Ran the fastest collegiate time in the nation at the Cardinal Invitational in the 3000m steeplechase (9:48.74)
  • Won the 1500m (4:23.78) and took fourth in the 800m (2:10.63) at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Placed second in the 3000m steeplechase with a personal best time of 9:44.68 at the NCAA West Regional Championships
  • Earned All-American honors with a fourth place finish in the steeplechase at the NCAA National Outdoor Championships
  • Named MWC Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MWC

2005 | Redshirt Year

  • Injured in an accident

2007 | Senior Year

Indoor:

  • Finished in a season-best 3000-meter time of 9:16.86 and ran the anchor leg of the distance medley relay team at the Husky Classic
  • Took second in the 3000 meters and fifth in the 5000 meters at the MWC Indoor Championships
  • Named to the All-MWC Indoor Team
  • Finished 11th in the 3000 meters at the NCAA National Indoor meet 

Outdoor: 

  • Ran the 1500 meters in a season-best time of 4:24.84 at the Stanford Invitational
  • Took second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the MWC Championships
  • Named to the All-MWC Team ... placed third in the steeplechase at the West Region meet
  • Placed fifth in the steeplechase in a season-best time of 9:52.10 at the NCAA Championships
  • Named All-American in the 3,000-meter steeplechase