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Her collegiate career is over but Lindsey Anderson's professional running career is just beginning and is off to a great start. The former Weber State track star began her professional career by finishing third in the steeplechase Saturday at the AT&T United States Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. By finishing in third place she qualified to be part of the US national team and will represent the United States at the World Games later this year.
The Morgan, Utah native finished third overall in the 3,000 meter race. She posted a time of 9:40.74 to finish third in the event. That time is the second best of her career. Jennifer Barringer the University of Colorado won the race and Anna Willard of the University of Michigan finished second. Willard won the NCAA title in the steeplechase two weeks ago and Barringer won the NCAA title in 2006.
During the 2007 track and field season Anderson earned All-American honors twice and won five Big Sky Conference titles in indoor and outdoor track. She finished second in the steeplechase at the NCAA Championships two weeks ago. Anderson also set five Weber State school records during the year and was named the WSU Female Athlete of the Year.
Anderson is already automatically qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the steeplechase next year. The World Games will be held in late August in Osaka, Japan.