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Women’s Profiles

Anne Kesselring NCAA 800 meter champion as a sophomore in 2011, just the fourth 800 meter national champ in school history. Crucial big-point scorer both indoor and outdoors for the Ducks as a junior in 2012. While she scored individually in both the 800 and the mile at NCAA meets, her most impressive performance may have been her anchor leg on the runner-up distance medley relay team that essentially put the Ducks ahead for good in winning their third straight NCAA title. An academic all-America first team selection. As a sophomore in 2011, scored in the mile (fourth) and distance medley relay (second) for the Ducks’ NCAA Indoor national champs. An academic all-America second team selection. Pac-10 champion at 800 meters as a freshman. NCAA outdoor scorer in the 800 meters. Scorer in both the mile and distance medley relay for Oregon’s 2010 indoor national champions. The 2010 German national runner-up at 1,500 meters. Two-time IAAF World Junior Championships qualifier and four-time German junior champion.

SSenior enio nior Nürnberg, Germany Sigmund-Schuckert Gymnasium Middle Distance NCAA Champion (800 Meters) Pac-10 Champion (800 Meters) 2 School Records (Mile-i; Distance Medley Relay-i) 9-Time All-American 2-Time Academic All-America Personal Bests 800 Meters - 2:02.15, NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa, 6/10/11 1,500 Meters - 4:16.25, Bottrup, Germany, 7/9/10 Mile - 4:32.61 (i), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash., 2/11/12 NCAA Outdoor Track Championships 2012 - 800 Meters, 5th, 2:03.41 2011 - 800 Meters, 1st, 2:02.15 2010 - 800 Meters, 6th, 2:05.41 NCAA Indoor Track Championships 2012 - Mile, 10th, 4:47.66 2012 - Distance Medley Relay, 2nd, 11:05.85 2011 - Mile, 4th, 4:34.96 2011 - Distance Medley Relay, 2nd, 10:52.90 2010 - Mile, 6th, 4:40.39 2010 - Distance Medley Relay, 2nd, 10:58.96 NCAA Cross Country Championships 2011 - 229th, 22:12.1 2010 - 235th, 22:56.7 2009 - 103rd, 21:19.2 NCAA Cross Country West Regional 2011 - 66th, 21:46 2010 - 36th, 21:02.30


2011-12: Three-time All-American (800 meters, mile, distance medley relay). Academic all-America first team. Outdoors - NCAA scorer at 800 meters and a Pac-12 scorer at 1,500 meters. Solid early season string of performances saw her win the 800 meters at the Pepsi Team Invitational (2:05.46) and the Oregon Relays (2:05.54) and the 1,500 meters at the USC Invitational (4:16.75). Took fourth in the 1,500 meters at the Pac-12 championships (4:17.20) to help Oregon win its fourth straight league title. At the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, timed 2:06.42 in the quarterfinal to advance to the NCAA Championships. Jumped into the Prefontaine Classic the week prior to the NCAA meet and timed a then-season best 2:02.72 in the 800 meters. Lowered that in the NCAA semifinals to 2:02.66 to survive a tough heat and advance to the finals. There, finished fifth in 2:03.41. Indoors - Crucial performance in the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships was one of the highlights of the indoor season. Also set the school record in the mile. Opened season with a runnerup finish in the 800 meters at the Texas A&M Challenge (2:05.77). Then broke the school record in the mile at the Husky Classic (4:32.61). Came back as the runner-up in the 800 at the MPSF Championships (2:04.52, an indoor PR). Key to Oregon’s distance medley relay runner-up performance at the NCAA Championships with a tough anchor leg (11:05.85). The next day, took 10th in the mile in 4:47.66. Academic all-America first team. CoSIDA District 8 All-Academic first team. Pac-10 all-academic first team. Cross Country - The Ducks’ sixth finisher at the NCAA West Regional, taking 66th overall (21:46/6,000 meters). Made season debut as Oregon’s No. 5 runner at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational to help the Ducks finish eighth. Also appeared at the Pac-12 Championships and the NCAA Championships. Pac-12 all-academic first team. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:02.66, NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa (6/6/12); 1,500 Meters - 4:16.75, USC Invitational, Los Angeles, Calif. (3/24/12). Indoors - 800 Meters - 2:04.52 (PR), MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/25/12); Mile - 4:32.61 (PR), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/11/12). 2010-11: NCAA 800 Meter Champion. All-American (800 meters). Academic All-America 2nd Team. Outdoors - Won the NCAA 800 meter title by .01. Captured her semifinal heat in 2:04.70 to advance to the final, where she timed a personal-best 2:02.15, which was just enough to beat Oklahoma State’s Natalja Piliusina (2:02.16). Time was the fifth-best in school history. Became the fourth Duck to win the national title at 800 meters, joining Rebekah Noble (2006), Claudette Groenendaal (1985) and Lean Warren (1981). Breezed through the NCAA West Preliminary rounds of the 800 meters to advance to the NCAA Championships. Went 2:06.02 for the top time in the opening round and then went an impressive 2:03.49 in the quarterfinals. Double event scorer to help Oregon come from behind and win the Pac-10 Championships. Tough double included a third-place finish in the 1,500 meters in 4:21.36 and a fifth-place finish in the 800 in 2:07.41. Ran an eye-popping and nation-leading 2:02.44 in the 800 meters at the Oregon Relays. Finished second behind only professional Geena Gall, who ran a meet record 2:02.04. Lowered 1,500 time to 4:16.55 in winning the elite section at the Mt. SAC Relays, a time that was less than half-a-second off her PR. Was the runner-up by .01 in the 800 meters at the Pepsi Team Invitational in 2:06.67. Opened the season by running 4:18.53 in the 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invitational to finish as the top collegian (third overall). Following the collegiate season, returned to Germany where she won the U-23 national title in 2:05.92 to advance to the European U-23 Championships. There, she was fifth in an impressive 2:02.97. At the German senior national championships at the end of July, placed third in the 1,500 meters in 4:17.25, a time that was just one second off her personal best. CoSIDA District 8 All-Academic first team. Pac-10 all-academic first team. Indoors - At the NCAA Championships, came from the back of the pack to finish fourth in the mile in a personal-best 4:34.96. Was part of the Ducks’ 1-3-4 finish that wrapped up the 2011 NCAA title. Time was the fourth-best in school history. Also took the lead leg on Oregon’s runner-up distance medley relay team that set a school record in 10:52.90. Ran the No. 3 time nationally in the mile, 4:36.32, at the Husky Classic. That time was also the thirdfastest in UO history. Strong performance at the MPSF Championships, helping the Ducks win the team title

2013 NCAA Championships, June 5-8, Historic Hayward Field