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Aaron Anderson
Aaron Anderson

Hometown:
Fayetteville, N.C.

High School:
Douglas Byrd

Event:
Sprints

Year (I/O):
Sr./Sr.

2011: Indoors, competed in the 400m ... ran a season best 47.86 to take 15th at the SEC Indoor Championships ... ran anchor of the 4x400m relay team that took seventh at the SEC Indoor Championships at 3:10.85.

2010: Outdoor NCAA Participant ... All-American in the 4x400m relay outdoor ... NCAA Regional participant in the 4x400m relay ... indoors competed in the 400m ... top time of 49.10 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... outdoors competed in the 400m and 4x400m relay ... in the 400m, top time of 47.86 at the Tar Heel Invitational ... went 48.08 at SEC Outdoors ... ran third leg of 4x400m relay team that took bronze at SEC's at 3:04.19 ... relay ran 3:04.76 to take fifth at NCAA Regionals ... relay took fourth at NCAA Outdoor Championships at 3:03.58.

2009: Indoor and Outdoor NCAA participant ... All-American in 4x400m relay indoors and outdoor ... Indoor All-SEC second team ... indoors competed in the 400m ... ran a season best 48.11 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... as a member of the 4x400m relay team, finished second at the SEC Championships as the anchor leg of the team that ran 3:06.11 ... also ran anchor at the NCAA Indoor Championship team that placed fourth at 3:07.82 ... outdoors, ran one race in the 200m, claiming sixth at the State USATF meet at 22.23 ... in the 400m, won the Weems Baskin Invite ... took third at the Spec Town Relays at 47.97 ... won the Friendship & Freedom Games at a season best 47.35 ... ran a 48.06 at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... member of mile relay team that claimed bronze at NCAA East Region meet at 3:05.51 ... ran third leg of mile relay team that claimed fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:02.88.

2008: SEC Indoor Champion in mile relay ... Participated at indoor and outdoor NCAA Championships as the second leg of the 4x400m relay ... Earned Coaches Award ... Competed in the 200m and 400m indoors at the beginning of the season before focusing solely on 400m ... ran a season best 21.69 in the 200m at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic ... competed at the New Balance Collegiate at the Armory and the Tyson Invitational ... advanced to the SEC final in the 400m where he ran a season-best 47.38 to place ninth ... SEC champion relay team ran a 3:07.19 and had a DNF at the NCAA's ... outdoors competed in the 400m and mile relay ... ran a season-best 47.29 at the Carolina Classic ... relay team advanced to NCAA championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, N.C., where he was coached by Robert Freeman ... three-time All-American ... four-time all-conference ... ranked No. 4 in the nation in the 400m ... ran a 21.64 in the 200m and 47.36 in the 400m ... participated in USATF Region III Junior Olympic Championships and the National Junior Olympic championships in the 200m and 400m ... Mid-Southeastern 4A Conference champion in 200m and 400m ... Named 2006 and 2007 Mid-Southeastern 4A Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL: Aaron Lamar Anderson was born Feb. 10, 1989 in Rockingham, N.C. ... pursuing a degree in technology support and training management ... parents are Barbara and Nelson Melvin ... participated in the Fayetteville Flyers track club ... hobbies include sleeping, basketball and shopping ... chose USC over Florida and LSU.

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