Kansas Jayhawks
Makenna Anderson - Cross Country - Kansas Jayhawks

Makenna Anderson

Position Distance
Height 5'6"
Class Freshman
Hometown Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School Mountain Vista


In her first outing as a Jayhawk, ran a 19:58.3 5K in the Bob Timmons Classic (9/19) at Rim Rock Farm to finish in 22nd place overall … Completed the 6K course at the Cowboy Jamboree (10/3) in 24:44.7, which put her in 94th place overall.

2020 INDOOR (Fr.)
Did not compete.

Cross country and track & field letterwinner each of her four prep years at Mountain Vista High School, for a total of eight letters won … Continental League Champions from 2015-18 … Regional Champions those same four years … Cross country team was the 5A State Champion in both the 2017 and 2018 seasons … Also the Nike Cross Regionals Southwest Champions … Individually placed 21st at the state cross country meet … A four-year academic award winner.

Daughter of Jeremy and Cherise Anderson, both of whom attended the University of Kansas … Has two siblings, Caden and Kyla … Plans to major in elementary education … In addition to her parents, also had two grandparents, two uncles, two aunts and cousins attend KU.