Joe Anderson, a senior at George Little Rock High School, has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender cross country and track programs.
Anderson has qualified for the Iowa High School State Cross Country Meet four times and was district and Siouxland Conference champion in 2018. Anderson was also a conference champion in 2015. He was the individual runner-up at the state meet in 2018 and finished third and sixth respectively in 2017 and 2016. The George Little Rock Central Lyon team won the 2017 state team title and was the runner-up in 2018. Anderson qualified for the state track and field championship in both the 1600 and 3200 in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and placed in all six races. He currently has the best time in Class 1A in the 3200 and the third best time in the 1600. Anderson has personal bests of 15:52 on a 5,000 meter cross country course, a 9:50 in the 3200 and 4:30 in the 1600 meters.
“I am excited to have Joe join our program. He is a talented runner that has flourished in a strong and successful program at George-Little Rock under Coach Fiedler. His work ethic, training back ground, and competitive history will help him to transition well to college running, and I anticipate him impacting our team immediately. In addition, Joe is a great fit for our team culture and our campus community. His faith is important to him and he is a strong student in addition to being a dedicated runner. I look forward to his contributions the next four years!” said Dordt cross country coach and assistant track and field coach Nate Wolf.
Joe is the son of Bryan and Rachel Anderson of George, Iowa. He plans to study Engineering at Dordt.