Anna French

Anna French

Distance | r-Fr. | 5-4 | Plymouth, Minn. | Wayzata

2016-17 (Redshirt Freshman)

Indoor Season
  • Did not compete

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Ran at Wayzata High for coaches Dave Emmans and Addy Hallen
  • Earned the Athena Award as the school’s most outstanding female athlete (2014-15)
  • Conference and section champion for cross country and track and field (2011-2013)
  • Earned All-America distinctions from 2012-13
  • Three-time all-state honoree 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 personal-best time of 17:38
  • Placed fifth at 2014 Heartland Regional and fourth in the 2012 Heartland Regional
  • 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, competed in speed skating in the 1976 Winter Olympics
  • Birthday is August 17
  • Majoring in biology
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic 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.