Darius Anderson
Darius Anderson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Lyndon B. Johnson

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles/Relays

Birthdate:
05/29/1989


Three-Time All C-USA Performer

2011 Outdoor: A reliable complement to Robert Jackson, Anderson had five top-five finishes in the hurdles as a senior... At SEMO Invite, had season-best 4th place finish in the 110m hurdles with a 14.98s mark... Had season-best run of 14.56s during the prelims at the War Eagle Invite; he ultimately finished ninth in the event... Culminated season at the C-USA Outdoor Championships, finishing fifth with a 14.75 mark... Also competed in 400m hurdles, with a career-best third place finish at the Tiger Invite in 54.64s seconds.

2011 Indoor: Earned four top-five finishes during his final indoor season as a Tiger... Was runner-up at the SEMO Invite with a 7.76s final run in the 55m hurdles... Put up a season-best in the 60m hurdles at the EIU Mega Meet with an 8.50s mark, finishing fourth... At C-USA Indoor Championships, finished sixth with an 8.27s mark in the 55m hurdles.

2010 Outdoor: Injury limited him to one 110m hurdle at the C-USA Championships; he ran a 14.90 during the prelims.

2010 Indoor: Competed in four events...finished third at the ASU Kickoff Klassic in the 55m hurdles with a personal-best 7.66 mark...season-best 8.53 second 60m hurdle came during C-USA Championships prelims.

2009 Outdoor: Anderson participated in seven meets during the outdoor season...Had six top-five finishes during the season...Finished second in the 110m hurdles at the Memphis Tiger Invitational with a time of 14.66...Set a personal-best time of 14.46 in the 110m hurdles at the C-USA Championships...Finished third in the C-USA Championship 110m hurdles race with a time of 14.73...His best finish in the 400m hurdles came at the Joey Haines Invitational with a time of 55.52.

2009 Indoor: Anderson participated in four meets during indoor season...Recorded a personal best 60m dash time in of 7.61 at the SIU McDonald's Invitational...Finished fourth in the 60m hurdles at the SIU McDonald's Invitational with a time of 8.61 in the finals..Member of the second place finishing distance medley relay team at the EIU Mega Meet...Set a season-high time of 8.49 seconds in the prelims of the 60m hurdles at the C-USA Championships.

2008 Outdoor: Anderson participated in three meets during the outdoor season...Finished top-eight in every race...Two top-five finishes...Placed fourth at SEMOtion relays with a time of 15.60 in the 110m hurdles...At C-USA Outdoor Championships, he set a season-best 110m hurdles time of 15.13 in prelims...Placed seventh in 110m hurdles finals with a time of 15.15...Also set a 400m hurdles season-best time of 55.96 in prelims...Placed fifth in 400m hurdles finals with a time of 57.60.

2008 Indoor: Anderson participated in six meets during indoor season...Finished top-eight in every race...Three top-five finishes...At SIU Saluki SASF Invitational finished fourth with an 8.48 time in the 60m hurdles...Finished second at the SIU McDonald's Invitational with a season-best 8.43 in the finals of the 60m hurdles...Set a 55m hurdles season-best at SEMO Invitational with first place time of 7.81 in the finals...At C-USA Indoor Championships, he tied his season-best 60m hurdles mark of 8.43 in prelims...Placed eighth in 60m hurdles finals with a time of 8.46.

Academics: Named to the C-USA Track and Field All-Academic Team in 2009...Has been a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for three semesters and was twice placed on the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: Attended Lyndon B. Johnson HS lettering in track and field for four years under coach La'Boris Bean...Specialized in sprints and hurdles...Regional qualifier in 110 hurdles 2004...In 2006, finished sixth at the UIL State (Texas) Championships in 110 meter hurdles class 4-A...In 2007, finished fourth at UIL State Championships in 110 meter hurdles class 4-A...Third place finish at regionals in 300 meter hurdles in 2007.

Personal: Native of Austin, Texas...Son of Julia and Darryl Anderson...Has one sister, Marquita...Enjoys watching TV and playing video games...Favorite movie is the "Hulk"...Majoring in physics.

Anderson's Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
110m Hurdles 14.46s C-USA Champ. 5/15/09
400m Hurdles 54.48s Mississippi Open 4/23/11
200m Dash 22.93s SEMO Invite 4/2/11
400m Dash 49.54s War Eagle Invite 4/16/11

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