Induction Year: 2011
Sarah Anderson enters the UW-Superior Hall of Fame in 2011 as the most decorated women's distance runner in school history, achieving championship results and high honors in both indoor and outdoor track and field and cross country.
Bursting on the scene in 1996, Ms. Anderson quickly established herself as a distance running force in the WIAC. Blessed with special talents in running, Ms. Anderson was a three-time All-WIAC selection and a three-time All-American in women's cross country. She was the WIAC conference champion in 1998 and placed second in the conference in 1997.
Having qualified for nationals three times, Ms. Anderson followed up a 16th-place finish in the national meet in 1996, with a runner-up finish in 1997 and a fourth-place finish in 1998. She received the Judy Cruckman Scholar-Athlete award for women's cross country in 1998.
In track and field, the Maple, Wis., native won four WIAC indoor and outdoor championships. She was named All-American three times, placing second in the 10,000-meters in 1997 and fifth in 1998, as well as coming in seventh in the 5,000-meters in 1998.
She currently holds six school track and field records - the 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter marks in indoor track and field as well as the 3,000-meter, 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter marks in outdoor track and field.
A WIAC Scholar-Athlete, Ms. Anderson won the Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete award for women's track and field in the WIAC in 2000, the same year that she qualified to participate in the marathon at the United States Olympic Trials.