Anna McDonald
Anna  McDonald

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Waverly, Iowa

High School:
Waverly-Shellrock

Last College:
Florida State

Event:
Distance

Experience:
TR

09/22/2016

XC Prepares for Griak Invitational

The men's and women's cross country teams will travel to Minneapolis, Minn., and compete in the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 24

08/18/2016

XC Picked Second in Both Polls

Both the men's and women's cross country teams were picked to finish second in the Mountain West according to a preseason poll voted by the league's head coaches

07/11/2016

2015-16 In Review: Fall

Boise State student-athletes racked up nine All-America honors last fall

02/11/2016

2015 Fall Academic All-MW Team Announced

61 Boise State student-athletes were named to the 2015 Fall Academic All-MW Team

11/21/2015

Ostrander Takes Second At NCAAs

Allie Ostrander took second and Brenna Peloquin placed ninth to pace an 11th-place day for the women's team at the NCAA Cross Country Championships

10/30/2015

2015 Mountain West Cross Country Championships

Photo gallery for the 2015 Mountain West Cross Country Championships at Reno, Nev., Oct. 30 - all photos by NCAA Photos.

2017 NCAA West Preliminary Championships Qualifier - 3,000m Steeplechase
2015 Cross Country All-Mountain West Second Team

2017-18: CROSS COUNTRY- Appeared in five meets in her final year in the Blue and Orange . . . Was the team’s No. 5 runner at the Mountain West Championships and NCAA West Region Championships . . . Finished 136th at the NCAA Championships as a member of Boise State’s sixth-place team (Nov. 18) . . . Finished 35th at the West Region Championships in 20:32.0 (Nov. 11) . . . Was two spots shy of All-MW honors, finishing 16th at the Mountain West Championships (Oct. 27) . . . Finished fifth in the “B” race at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational (Oct. 13) . . . Opened the season as the No. 7 runner on the team in 31st at the Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 30)

2016-17: CROSS COUNTRY - Did not compete...INDOOR – Took 10th in the 3,000m (9:54.64) at the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships…recorded a career-best 9:34.35 in the 3k at the UW Invitational…was second in the 1,000m (3:03.67) at the Ed Jacoby Invitational…opened the indoor season at the Jacksons Open and was runner-up in the 3,000m (9:58.38)…OUTDOOR – Qualified to the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in the 3,000m steeplechase and was just short of qualifying to nationals after taking 14th thanks to a 10:25.70…scored two points at the outdoor conference championships in the steeplechase by finishing in seventh with a 10:57.45…finished first in the 1,500m (4:33.62) at the Border Clash…clocked a career-best 10:23.67 in the steeplechase at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival to open the outdoor season.

2015-16: CROSS COUNTRY - Secured a spot on the Second-Team All-Mountain West team after taking 11th at the Mountain West Championships (23:28.6)…34th at the NCAA West Regional (21:22.0)…competed at the NCAA Championships and ran a 21:17.4, good for 164th place…helped the Broncos win the Roy Griak Invitational by taking 17th place (21:58.7)…opened the season at the Dual in Speedway Meadow, taking eighth place with a time of 21:29.7…83rd at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, recording her fastest 6k time of the year (20:50.5)...INDOOR - Redshirted...OUTDOOR – Took eighth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the conference championships after crossing the line in a season-best 10:47.26…also competed in the 5,000m and took 10th at conference, running a career-best-time of 16:49.76…debuted in the steeplechase at the Border Clash, clocking a 11:10.34 for third…opened the year at the Stanford Twilight and ran a 4:36.00 in the 1,500m.

2014-15 CROSS COUNTRY - (Nov. 14) Placed 48th at the NCAA West Regional (21:21.3)... (Oct. 31) Finished 21st out of 87 at the Mountain West Championships...was the fourth scoring Bronco in a time of 21:22.4... (Oct. 17) Placed 220th at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in 22:20...(Sept. 27) Finished 102nd at the Roy Griak Invitational (Sept. 27) in a time of 23:05.8...INDOOR - Competed in three regular-season meets and the conference championships...ran a season best 5:15.62 in the mile at the MW Indoor Championships...clocked a time of 9:48.14 in the 3,000m at the UW Invitational...OUTDOOR - Competed in two meets in the 1,500m...ran a season-best time of 4:35.44 at the Bryan Clay Invitational.

At Florida State: NCAA Cross Country Qualifier with an eighth-place finish...on the NCAA Regional Championship team...ACC Conference Champion One of the top distance runners in the country as a senior at Waverly-Shellrock High School in Waverly, Iowa...enjoyed a decorated career at the prep level, claiming a combined eight state titles between cross country and track & field...Iowa Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year as a senior...earned All-America honors after placing seventh at Foot Locker National Championships (17:42.40) and finish No. 11 in the final MileSplit national rankings...earned a spot on Team USA for the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country Championships, placing 15th in the Junior Women's 4k race (14:52) as the No. 4 runner for her country...was outstanding at USA Junior Championships is Des Moines, Iowa this past summer, placing second in 3000m (9:48.23) and advancing to the finals in the 1500m (4:35.13) - both personal-best marks...outstanding student who will pursue a degree as a Pre-Health major.

CAREER BESTS
Cross Country
5k - 17:17.21
6k - 20:32.0

Indoor
800m - 2:16.47
1,000m - 3:03.67
Mile - 4:55.27
3,000m - 9:34.35
5,000m - 17:27.65

Outdoor
1,500m - 4:33.62
3,000m steeplechase - 10:23.67
5,000m - 16:49.76


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