Anderson looking forward to Mt. SAC
13th April 2014
Jeshua Anderson returns to action in the 400m hurdles next week when he runs at the Mt. SAC Relays.
It will be Jeshua’s opening meet of the year for his discipline and the 6ft2″ athlete can’t wait to get started.
“I am feeling really positive going into Mt. SAC next week,” said Anderson who was born in California. “All of my friends and family will be there so I am looking forward to it. It’s a chance for them to see me before I start running overseas or in other states, which it’s difficult to get out to.”
“There’s a history behind me running at Mt. SAC relays. I’ve been running there every year throughout high school up to the professional ranks. It’s always good for me to go home and put on a show for people.”
“I’m just expecting to run fast as I’ve been running fast in practice. I am expecting it to translate out there in the race. I’m itching to get out there next weekend.”
“I want to be running the fastest I’ve ever run”
With no Olympics or World Championships this year, success for Jeshua will be on times and at the individual meets, he’s confident that with training going well he can be pushing his best times this year.
“My goal is always to be no.1 in the World. I want to be running the fastest I’ve ever run. That’s something I’m working towards.”
“I tend to concentrate on my own running but I do dissect my own races and sometimes the races of people I look up to like Edwin Moses, Kevin Young and Danny Harris. There’s a lot of people that I look up to in that event. I study their races and look at how they’ve achieved their successes during their tenures as an Olympic athlete.”
With the World Athletics Center attracting visitors from all over the World, Jeshua has been able to share his ideas with other athletes. Norwegian youngsters Marius Bakken Støle and Joachim Sandberg have recently been on a training camp out in Phoenix and both are 400m hurdlers.
“I talk a lot with Marius & Joachim. It’s great having them train with me and hang out. We chat about ways to get better, and we can give each other critique on what we’re doing. It’s good to get feedback on every run you do over the hurdles.”
Jeshua will compete at the Mt. SAC Relays – Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA in the Historic Hilmer Lodge Stadium on Saturday. His race is scheduled to start at 4.35pm.