Tara Anderson Athlete Profile

Tara Anderson

Tara Anderson
Positions: Sprints, Long Jump Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 2007-2009 Hometown: Farmington, UT

Personal

  • Born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Parents are Daniel and Ruth Anderson
  • Enjoys skiing, wakeboarding and shopping
  • Majoring in physical education teaching/coaching

Before BYU

  • Lettered in track and field and volleyball
  • Member of back-to-back 4x100 state champion relay teams
  • Took first place in the medley relay and third in the long jump at the 2006 state championship meet
  • On the honor roll for three consecutive years
  • High school team won the state championship three years in a row

Stats


PERSONAL BESTS: Long Jump- 19-1.00; 200 meters- 26.06; 400 meters- 58.11; 100 meters- 12.85
                Pole Vault- 10.00


2007 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Tied for fifth place in the long jump with a jump of 17 feet 2 inches and ran the 60 meters at the Cougar Indoor Invitational
  • Ran the 60 meters in 8.34 seconds and competed in the long jump at the Boise State Hampton Inn meet
  • Finished in a season-best time of 27.12 in the 200 meters and ran a season-best time of 8:21 in the 60 meters at the Dan DeHart Invitational
  • Jumped a season-best 17 feet 7 inches at the Idaho State University Invitational meet

Outdoor: 

  • Did not compete

2008 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: 

  • Did not compete 

Outdoor: 

  • Placed first in the long jump (18-2.89) at the Cougar Invitational
  • Had a season best in the long jump (19-1.00) at the Boise State Invite
  • Finished third in the long jump at the Tom Botts Invitational with a jump of 17'9.75"

2009 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Started indoor season with a third place finish in the long jump (5.52m) at the BYU Indoor Meet
  • Placed 3rd at the Bengal Shootout in the long jump with a leap of 5.37m
  • Took fourth in the long jump (5.39m) and seventeenth in the 60m dash (8.28) at the Bronco Invite
  • Placed 5th at the Mountain State Games in the long jump (5.40m)

Outdoor: 

  • Competed in the Robison Invitational, taking 5th in the long jump with a distance of 5.46m