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Will Anthony

Distance
Position
Sophomore
Class
Whitby, Poriua, New Zealand
Hometown
Scots College
High School
Previous School
Will Anthony - Track & Field - Virginia Cavaliers

All-American
2024 Outdoor:
10,000m (Honorable Mention)

All-ACC
2024 Outdoor: 5000m (First Team)
2024 Outdoor: 10,000m (First Team)
2024 Indoor:
5000m (Second Team)
2023 Cross Country

All-Southeast Region
2022 Cross Country
2023 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and Full Results)

2024 Outdoor
• Qualified for first NCAA Championships in the 10,000m where he finished 18th (28:56.48)
• NCAA East Regional runner-up in the 10,000m (29:08.24)
• ACC silver medalist in the 10,000m (29:18.80) and bronze medalist in the 5000m (13:40.17)
• Member of the record setting 4xMile at the Penn Relays (15:52.30); Virginia record, under the previous collegiate record, second-fastest time in collegiate history, fourth-fastest in world history
• Named ACC Freshman of the week for the Raleigh Relays 10,000m performance
• Broke the previous UVA record by over 20 seconds in the 10,000m at Raleigh Relays, winning the event in 28:21.93
• Won the 5000m at the Virginia Challenge in personal-best 13:35.50
• All-ACC Academic team
• ACC Academic Honor Roll
• CSC Academic All-American
• CSC Academic All-District

2024 Indoor
• Doubled in the 3000m and 5000m at the ACC Indoor championships, placing fifth in the 5000m with a PB of 13:53.07 and running 7:58.79 in the 3000m
• Broke the sub-4minute barrier at the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational for a personal best in the mile run, clocking in at 3:58.39
• Opened the season by racing for a second and a new PB in the 3000m (7:53.77)

2023 Cross Country
• Led the Cavaliers on their home course at the 2023 NCAA Championships placing 61st overall with a 10k time of 30:07.9
• Earned All-Southeast Region honors at the NCAA regional meet as Virginia’s lead runner placing seventh
• Clocked a personal-best 10k time at the NCAA Southeast Regional running 29:03.7
• Earned All-ACC honors after leading UVA to a third-place finish at the ACC Cross Country Championships placing seventh individually while running a PB 8k time of 23:21.5
• Placed 13th at the XC23 Pre-National meet running 8k in 23:32.5
• Helped the Cavalier men to a seventh-place finish at the Virginia Invitational
• Placed third overall at the Spider Alumni Open to kick off the 2023 season
Named to the 2023 All-ACC Academic Cross Country team

2023 Outdoor
• Did not compete

2023 Indoor
• Ran a PB 3k of 8:01.81 at the David Hemery Valentine Invite
• Placed 24th in the 3k at the ACC Indoor Championships

2022 Cross Country
• Placed sixth in his Virginia debut helping UVA to a win at the Battle in Beantown (9/23/22)
• Finished 17th at the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational helping UVA to a runner-up finish (10/15/22)
• Ran personal-best 8k time at XC23 clocking 23:36.5
• Helped UVA to a sixth-place finish at the ACC Championships (10/28/22)
• Finished 25th at the NCAA Southeast Regional to earn All-Region honors as a freshman (11/11/22)
• Ran personal-best 10k time at the NCAA Southeast Regional (30:15.0)
• Helped UVA to a second-place finish at the Southeast Regional to secure qualification to the NCAA Championships
• Placed 129th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships as the Cavaliers finished 22nd as a team (11/19/22)
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll

Background
• 2022 World U20 Track & Field Championships – New Zealand Representative and Team Captain
• 2022 Oceania Track & Field Championships – U20 3000m Gold Medalist and Championship Record
• 2022 New Zealand Mile Championship – U20 Silver Medalist
• New Zealand 3000m Championships – 2022 U20 Gold Medalist and Championship Record, 2020 U20 Silver Medalist and U18 Silver Medalist
• New Zealand U19 3000m Record
• 2022 New Zealand 10,000m Championship – U20 Gold Medalist
• 2022 World Cross Country Championships – New Zealand U20 Team Selection
• New Zealand Cross Country Championships – 2021 U20 Gold Medalist, 2020 U18 Gold Medalist
• New Zealand 1500m Championships – 2021 U20 Silver Medalist, 2020 U18 Silver Medalist
• New Zealand 5000m Championships – 2021 U20 Gold Medalist
• New Zealand Secondary Schools Road Race Championships – 2020 Senior Gold Medalist
• New Zealand Secondary Schools 3000m Championships – 2020 Senior Silver Medalist
• New Zealand Road Championships – 2020 U18 Gold Medalist and National Record

Personal
• 2021 New Zealand IB Top Scholar
• IB Proxime Accessit
• Top in IB Natural Sciences, Top in IB Mathematics
• Academic Prefect at Scots College
• Tutored first-year IB students in the natural sciences and mathematics
• Pursuing a degree in Physics