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Thomas Anderson
Position: Throws
Height: 6'4"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Andover, Minn.
High School: Andover HS

Career Overview: 

  • Competed in the discus and shot put at the 2015 Pac-12 Championships.
  • Finished sixth in the shot put event at the Pac-12 Championships (16.86m; 55-3.75) in 2014. 
  • Ranks eighth in school history in the shot put (18.58m; 60-11.50) (2015).

2015 Outdoor:

  • Recorded a personal best in the discus with 48.38m (158-08) at the Pac-12 Championships.
  • Recorded a personal best in the shot put with 18.55m (58-5.25) at the Duel In The Desert (5/2).

2015 Indoor:

  • Placed third in the shot put with 18.84m (61-9.75) at the MPSF Indoor Championships (2/28).
  • Placed third in the shot put with a personal best of 18.97m (62-03.00) at the Don Kirby Elite Invite (2/14), ranking 7th in school history.
  • Placed first in the shot put with 18.58m (60-11.50) at the Friday Night Duals (1/17).

2014 Outdoor: 

  • Placed sixth in the shot put event at the Pac-12 Championships and tied his personal best 16.86m (55-3.75).

  • Placed fourth in the Double Dual with a career best 16.86m (55-3.75) in the shot put event. 

2014 Indoor:

  • Placed sixth in the shot put event at the Don Kirby Invitational with a career best 18.45m (60-6.50). 

  • Placed first in the shot put event at the Mountain T’s Invitational (17.83m; 58-6.00).

  • Placed second in the shot put event at the Lumberjack Challenge (17.66m; 57-11.25).

Arizona State: 2013:

  • Redshirted the season.

High School:

  • Anderson was the 2011 and 2012 Minnesota State Champion in the shot put.

  • With a personal best of 65-8, was the top returning shot putter in the nation in 2012.

  • That mark ranks second all-time in Minnesota state prep history.

  • Andover also has a career-best mark of 182-5 in the discus throw.

Personal: Born to Colin and Lynne Anderson, who are both Olympians ... Lynne, a former American discus record holder and an Olympian in the event in 1976 and 1980, is a throws coach at the University of Minnesota and works with Thomas on the discus in the summer ... Colin, a 1980 Olympian in the shot put, is an assistant at Andover High School and works with Thomas year round.

Personal Bests: Shot Put: 16.86m; Discus 46.76m

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