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Anne Kesselring
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Nürnberg, Germany
High School: Sigmund-Schuckert Gymnasium
Experience: 1 Letter
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NCAA Champion (800 Meters)
Pac-10 Champion (800 Meters)
2 School Records (Mile-i; Distance Medley Relay-i)
12-Time All-American
3-Time Academic All-America


2012-13: Second straight season with three all-American awards and an academic all-America certificate. Outdoors - Pac-12 scorer and NCAA Championships qualifier at 1,500 meters. First 1,500 was a personal best, going 4:15.23 at the Mt. SAC Relays. Took third at that distance at the Pac-12 Championships in 4:15.44. Posted personal best 1,500 of 4:13.90 at the NCAA West Regional to advance to the NCAA Championships. Time was the eighth-fastest in school history. Impressed in the NCAA semis by running 4:14.74 to advance to the final, where she was 12th (4:28.17). Also scored at the Pac-12 meet at 800 meters. Took second at that distance at both the Stanford Invitational (2:05.76) and the Pepsi Team Invitational (2:05.69). Finished third in the 800 at the Pac-12 meet in 2:07.54. Ran a personal best 2:02.12 800 at the Pre Classic. That was the sixth-fastest time in school history. After the collegiate season, went on to advance to the semfinals in the 800 at the World University Games. Was also on a pair of runner-up squads for Oregon at the Penn Relays, the 4x800 (8:17.62) and 4x1,500 (17:16.50). Indoors - Was a member of Oregon’s NCAA Championships squad, scoring on the distance medley relay. Won the 800 meters at the MPSF Championships (2:05.29). Ran a season-best mile of 4:35.33 at the Husky Classic to qualify for the NCAA Championships. At the national meet, ran a leg on Oregon’s eighth place distance medley relay team (11:02.15) and was 10th in the mile (4:50.77). Earned her third career academic all-America honor. Pac-12 all-academic first team. Cross Country- Started out senior season strong by winning the Park Pier Invitational with a time of 17:11.0 (5,000 meters). Found continued success at the Dellinger Invitational, placing 23rd individually with a race time of 17:38 (5,000 meters). Competed in the Pac-12 Conference Championships and ran the 6,000 meter race in 22:30. Was an alternate for the NCAA Championship winning team. Honored as a Pac-12 all-academic first team member. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:02.12 (PR), Pre Classic, Eugene, Ore. (5/31/13); 1,500 Meters - 4:13.90 (PR), NCAA West Regional, Austin, Texas (5/25/13). Indoors - 800 Meters - 2:05.29, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/23/13); Mile - 4:35.33, Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/9/13).

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 runner-up 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 third-fastest in UO history. Strong performance at the MPSF Championships, helping the Ducks win the team title by leading off the victorious distance medley relay (11:09.75) and finishing second in the 800 meters. Time in the 800, 2:04.70, was tied for the second-fastest in school history and fifth in the nation this season. Opened the season with the second-fastest 600 time in school history, 1:29.73, at the UW Indoor Preview. Cross Country - Was Oregon's No. 5 runner at Notre Dame, finishing 44th in 17:27 (5,000 meters) to help the Ducks finish second. Strong fourth place run at the Bill Dellinger Invitational in 20:05.64 (6,000 meters) to help Oregon win the meet. Scored as Oregon's No. 5 runner at the Pac-10 Championships in 20:41.12 (6,000 meters), placing 24th overall. Also the Ducks' fifth scorer at the NCAA West Regional, placing 36th overall (21:02.30/6,000 meters) to help Oregon automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships. Capped season with her second straight NCAA Championships appearance. Pac-10 all-academic first team selection. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:02.15 (PR), NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa (6/10/11); 1,500 Meters - 4:16.55, Mt. SAC Relays, Walnut, Calif. (4/15/11). Indoors - 800 Meters - 2:04.70, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/26/11); Mile - 4:34.36, NCAA Championships, College Station, Texas (3/11/11).

2009-10: Pac-10 800 meter champion. Outdoors - Ranked ninth nationally at 800 meters and 15th in the 1,500. Execptional freshman campaign concluded with a sixth-place finish in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships. Terrific run to win the 800 meters at the Pac-10 championships in a personal-best 2:04.36, holding off Arizona's Christina Rodgers by .14. Time is sixth all-time at Oregon. Was also the anchor leg of Oregon's seventh-place Pac-10 4x400 meter relay team (3:47.26). Followed that at the NCAA West Regional by winning her 800 first round race in 2:07.61 and then capturing her quarterfinal heat in 2:06.71 to advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene. At the NCAA meet, took second in her semifinal heat in 2:05.16 to move on to the finals, where she finished sixth in 2:05.41 to earn her third All-America award of the season. Prior to the championship meets, at the Penn Relays, ran the 800 leg on Oregon's runner-up distance medley relay team (11:02.85), the third leg of the third-place 4x1,500 meter relay team (17:25.27) and the second leg of the third-place 4x800 meter relay team (8:32.40). Set a PR at the time in a third-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Oregon Twilight in 4:17.71. Season debut came in a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invitational (4:18.80). Won the 800 meters at the Pepsi Team Invitational in 2:06.90 to help Oregon win that meet. Following the collegiate season, returned to her native Germany, where she set a PR in the 1,500, 4:16.25, at Bottrup, that was the 10th-best time in school history. Followed that with her runner-up finish in the 1,500 meters at the German championships (4:17.17). Indoors - Ran the one of the fastest miles at Oregon in 28 years and also helped the Ducks set the school record twice in the distance medley relay. Scored in the mile and on the distance medley relay to help Oregon capture its first ever NCAA indoor title. Opened season with a 2:07.25 turn in the 800 meters in a win at the UW Indoor Preview. Two weeks later at Texas A&M, helped Oregon set the school record in the distance medley relay in 10:59.64, running the 800 meter leg. That time was Oregon's first ever under 11:00. Came back the next day to clock 2:06.32 in a second place finish in the 800 meters. At the Feb. 13 Husky Classic, ran the fastest indoor mile by a Duck in 28 years, 4:37.94. Won the 800 meters at the MPSF Championships in an indoor personal best 2:05.72. That time ranks third indoor at Oregon. Also ran the lead leg on the Ducks' winning distance medley relay squad (11:17.71). At the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships, took sixth in the mile in 4:40.39 where she and teammate Jordan Hasay were the only freshmen to make the final. Also ran the lead leg of Oregon's second-place distance medley relay team, which ran 10:58.96 to break the school record set earlier in the season at Texas A&M. Cross Country - Impressive varsity debut was a victory at the Mike Hodges Invitational, where she led the Ducks to the team title. Solid run at the Pac-10 Championships with a 23rd-place finish (20:39.42). Capped fall with her first NCAA Championships appearance. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:04.36, Pac-10 Championships, Berkeley, Calif. (5/16/10); 1,500 Meters - 4:16.25 (PR), Bottrup, Germany (7/9/10). Indoors - 800 Meters - 2:05.72, MPSF Championships, Seattle, Wash. (2/27/10); Mile - 4:37.94 (PR), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/13/10).

Prep: Two-time IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships qualifier (2006, 2008). Four-time German junior champion. Ran a personal-best 2:04.96 in the 800 meters at Hengelo, Netherlands, in 2007, which would easily rank among Oregon's all-time top 10. Had PR at 1,500 meters of 4:19.84 in 2009. Was the German youth champion at 800 meters in 2008 to advance to the IAAF World Championships in Poland. High School Bests: 400 Meters - 56.54, 2007; 800 Meters - 2:04.96, 2008; 1,500 Meters - 4:19.84, 2009. Indoor - 800 Meters - 2:06.61, 2008.

Personal:
Major is business administration.

Personal Bests
800 Meters - 2:02.12,
Pre Classic,
Eugene, Ore., 5/31/13
1,500 Meters - 4:13.90,
NCAA West Regional,
Austin, Texas, 5/25/13
Mile - 4:32.61 (i),
Husky Classic,
Seattle, Wash., 2/11/12

NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2013 - 1,500 Meters, 12th, 4:28.17
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
2013 - Mile, 10th, 4:50.77
2013 - Distance Medley Relay, 8th, 11:02.15
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

Pac-12 Track Championships
2013 - 800 Meters, 3rd, 2:07.54
2013 - 1,500 Meters, 3rd, 4:15.44
2012 - 1,500 Meters, 4th 4:17.20
2011 - 1,500 Meters, 3rd, 4:21.36 (Pac-10)
2011 - 800 Meters, 5th, 2:07.41 (Pac-10)
2010 - 800 Meters, 1st, 2:04.36 (Pac-10)
2010 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 7th, 3:47.26 (Pac-10)

Pac-12 Cross Country Championships
2012 - 77th, 22:30
2011 - 89th, 22.35
2010 - 24th, 20:41.12 (Pac-10)
2009 - 23rd, 20:39.42 (Pac-10)
 

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