Event: 400m Hurdles
PR: 47.93 (2011)
Jeshua Anderson is one of the best 400m hurdlers in the world.
A record time of 35.28 posted him as the nation’s top-ranked high school 300m hurdler, Jeshua was one of Seattle Post-Intelligencer Stars of the Year. In high school he also played American Football as a wide receiver, in one particular game catching six touchdown passes.
Anderson had a successful collegiate career after joining Washington State University on a football scholarship. He won three NCAA titles and an incredible four consecutive PAC-10 championships. He represented Team USA twice as a Cougar, winning NACAC U-23 in 2010 and the IAAF World Junior championships in 2008.
In 2011, Jeshua grabbed the second fastest 400m hurdles time in the world and earned a spot on the USA team for the IAAF World Championships. The time of 47.93 gave him his first American title.
Jeshua moved training bases to Phoenix, Arizona, in 2013 to join the World Athletics Center where he works with coaches Dan Pfaff, Andreas Behm and Stuart McMillan.
2011 USA Outdoor champion (47.93)
2011 World Universities Gold – (Shenzhen)
2010 NACAC U-23 champion (49.33)
2008 World Junior champion (48.68)
Three-time NCAA Outdoor champion – 2008 (48.69); 2009 (48.47); 2011 (48.56)
Four-time PAC-10 champion – 2008 (49.55); 2009 (48.90); 2010 (48.63); 2011 (48.13)
Awards and Honors
Four-time All American
2008 PAC-10 Newcomer of the Year
2011 PAC-10 Athlete of the Year
2011 PAC-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal Winner