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Anna Van Wyk

Class: Junior Position: Height: 5-6 Previous School: Eagan HS Hometown: Eagan, Minn.

Cross Country Personal Bests
5K: 18:02.07
Oct. 28, 2016 - Big South Championship
Swannanoa, N.C.

6K: 21:43.0
Oct. 15, 2016 - ISU Pre-National Invitational
Terre Haute, Ind.

Big South Cross Country Championship (5K)
2015 (Spartanburg, S.C.): 11th place, 18:19.44 (All-Big South)
2016 (Swannanoa, N.C.): 2nd place, 18:02.07 (All-Big South)

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (6K)
2015 (Earlysville, Va.): 82nd place, 22:49.4
2016 (Earlysville, Va.): 72nd place, 22:06.1

Top Track Times at Liberty
1,000: 2:51.47
1,500: 4:28.47
Mile: 4:53.88
3K: 9:43.63
5K: 17:16.50

2017 Outdoor Track & Field (R-Fr.)
• Defeated defending 5K champion Joan Maritim of Campbell to claim her first Big South title, following a runner-up finish in the Big South 1,500 final
• Finished with the Big South's fastest times of the year in the 1,500 (Liberty freshman-record 4:28.47 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier – May 3) and 5K (17:40.37 at the VertKlasse Meeting – March 31)
• Contributed to the third-fastest distance medley relay time in program history (11:37.64) with her 4:53.29 1,600-meter split at the Penn Relays (April 27)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2016-17 Indoor Track & Field (R-Fr.)
• The Lady Flames' leading scorer (24 points) at the Big South meet, thanks to runner-up finishes in the mile, 3K and 5K
• Named Big South Women's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week on Jan. 25 after winning the Liberty Kickoff (Jan. 21) mile in 4:53.88
• Won the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup 3K title (Feb. 4) in a Liberty freshman-record time of 9:43.63
• Her 1,000 time of 2:51.47 at the Liberty Elite Invitational (Feb. 11) broke the school record which had stood since 1988

2016 Cross Country (So.)
• Liberty's No. 1 runner in each of her last four races as a sophomore, including the VT Alumni Invite, ISU Pre-National Invitational white race, Big South Championship and NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship
• Paced the conference champion Lady Flames with a Big South runner-up finish in a 5K personal-best time of 18:02.07, earning All-Big South honors for the second straight year
• Finished a team-best 72nd at the season-ending NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship
• Placed 18th in the ISU Pre-National Invitational white race with a personal-best 6K effort of 21:43.0
• Her 21:43.0 clocking was the fastest 6K by a Lady Flames sophomore since Nov. 13, 2010 (Jennifer Klugh)
• Came in 10th at the VT Alumni Invite

2016 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2015-16 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2015 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Ran inside the Lady Flames' top three throughout her freshman year
• Came in 11th at the Big South Championship in a 5K season-best time of 18:19.44 for All-Big South honors
• Liberty's No. 2 runner and 82nd overall at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship
• Finished 11th in the Upstate Invitational/Big South Preview
• Fastest 6K of the year (22:32.9) was achieved at the Pre-Nationals black race

Prep
• Graduated from Eagan High School
• Came in fourth at the 2013 Minnesota 2A state cross country meet and placed 18th in 2014
• Wrapped up her high school career with a seventh-place finish in the 3,200 at the 2015 Minnesota 2A state track & field championship
• Boasted top times of 2:22.02 (800), 5:09.42 (1,600), 10:57.56 (3,200), 14:08.90 (cross country 4K) and 18:14.40 (cross country 5K)

Personal
• Daughter of Doug and Heather Van Wyk
• Birthday is Dec. 4
• Public health major