Anna French

Anna French

So. | 5-4 | Plymouth, Minn. | Wayzata

2015 (Freshman)

  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Placed 47th overall, while crossing the finish line (6k) with a time of 22:09.3 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
  • Crossed the 6k finish line in fifth for the Mountaineers and 31st overall with a time of 21:55.2 at the Big 12 Championship
  • Made her career debut as a Mountaineer, placing 159th with a time of 21:32.4 at the Wisconsin Invitational

High School

  • Ran at Wayzata High for coaches Dave Emmans and Addy Hallen
  • Earned the Athena Award for school’s most outstanding female athlete (2014-15)
  • Conference and section champion for cross country and track & field (2011-2013)
  • Earned All-America distinctions in 2012-13
  • Three-time all-state honoree in 2011-14
  • Nike Cross Champions in 2013
  • State Champions in 2012 and 2014
  • Captain of the 2014 cross country team
  • Placed seventh at the Class 2A cross country meet
  • Placed fifth in the 5k, with a persona-best time of 17:38
  • Placed fifth at Heartland Regional in 2014 and placed fourth in 2012
  • At the Nike Cross Nationals she placed 34th in 2014, eighth in 2013 and 19th in 2012
  • Received the top-10 award for having one of the top-10 GPAs in her class (4.0 unweighted)
  • Also ran on the track and field team
  • Participated in Nordic skiing


  • Daughter of Christopher and Jean French
  • Has one sister
  • Her aunt, Cindy Seikkula Peterson, participated in the 1976 Olympics for speed skating
  • Birthday is August 17
  • Majoring in Biology
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
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An Avid Runner

By Samantha Strejeck | October 21, 2015

At age seven, running in 5k races for fun with her family was the moment freshman Anna French discovered her passion for the sport of cross country. Her devotion to the sport grew as she continued various cross country mediums all-year round.