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University of Miami Athletics

Anna Runia

position

Sprints/hurdles

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Friesland, The Netherlands

Anna  Runia - Track & Field - University of Miami Athletics

2019 Outdoor: Started her final outdoor season at the Hurricane Invitational in the 400m dash, finishing second with a time of 55.04 seconds and helped the Canes finish second in the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:45.31… Finished second in the 400m hurdles at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge with a time of 57.60 and helped the Canes win the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:32.88… Finished ninth in the 400m hurdles at the Florida Relays with a time of 58.67 seconds… Won the women’s 400m hurdles, running a 58.41 at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational and helped the Canes win the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:33.56… 

2019 Indoor: Posted a time of 38.99 seconds in the 300m at the UAB Blazer Invite… Ran a 55 .77 in the 400m dash final at the Texas Tech Classic and was a member of the women’s 4x400m relay team that finished fourth with a combined time of 3:35.73… Finished eighth in the 200m with a time of 24.77 and fourth in the 400m with a time of 54.66 at the Virginia Tech “Doc Hale” Elite Meet… Posted a Top-10 finish in the women’s 400m with a time of 55.21 at the Tiger Paw Invite and combined to a run a time of 3:42.65 in the women’s 4x400m… Ran a 54.53 in the 400m prelims at the ACC Indoor Championships. 

2018 Outdoor: A member of the women’s 4x400m relay team that won the Hurricanes Invitational with a time of 3:34.72… Won the women’s 4x400m relay at the Hurricane Alumni Meet combining for a time of 3:35.55…Won the 400m hurdles at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational with a time of 57.67 seconds… Was eighth at the National Relay Championship at 59.85 seconds in the 400m hurdles… Was a member of the women’s 1600m sprint medley relay that finished in fifth-place with a combined time of 3:52.90… Finished fourth at 57.98 seconds in the 400m hurdles at the 2018 ACC Outdoor Championships… Qualified for the women’s 400m hurdles with the sixth-fastest qualifying time out of the East at 57.04 seconds… Combined to run the 10th-fastest time at the NCAA East Preliminary in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:34.67 and advance to the NCAA Championships… Finished 15thoverall in the women’s 400m hurdles with a time of 58.65 seconds at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and finished 15thoverall in the 4x400m semifinals with a time of 3:37.38.

2018 Indoor: Placed eighth in the 60m hurdles at the Red Raider Open, posting a time of 9.07 seconds… Member of winning 4x400m relay team at the Red Raider Open that ran a time of 3:41.84…Ran a time of 55.24 seconds in the 400m at the Power 5 Invitational…Member of 4x400m relay team that finished second at the Power 5 Invitational with a time of 3:38.53…Was second in Heat 8 and finished 16th overall in the 400m at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a collegiate-best time of 55.12 seconds…Finished second in Heat 3 and eighth overall in the women’s 4x400m relay with a season-best time of 3:38.35…a part of the Hurricanes’ 4x400m relay team that won section 3 and finished third overall at the ACC Indoor Championships with a season-best time of 3:35.23.

2017 Outdoor: Member of the 4x400m relay team that placed second at the Hurricane Invitational… Placed fourth in the women’s 200m with a personal best time of 24.36 seconds at the Hurricane Invitational… Finished fourth in the women’s 400m hurdles with a time of 59.52 at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational… Impressed in the women’s college 400m hurdles, running a personal-best time of 58.61 seconds to place seventh overall at the Florida Relays… Finished 9th in the women’s open 200m with a collegiate-best time of 24.01 seconds and was a member of the women’s 4x400m relay team that finished third at the Florida relays with a time of 3:27.87 that ranks third in the NCAA this year and second all-time in UM history… Competed in the women’s 100m and 200m and was a member of Miami’s winning 4x100m relay team that posted a time of 44.17 seconds at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational… Finished third overall in the women’s 400m hurdles with a time of 59.58 seconds at the Michael Johnson Invitational…

2017 Indoor: Won the women’s 200m with a personal-best time of 24.56 seconds at the Virginia Tech Invitational… Competed in the 60m, 200m and 60m HH at the McCravy Memorial Invitational… Competed in the 60m and the 60m HH at the Meyo Invitational… Participated in the 60m and 200m  at the Tiger Paw Invitational… Member of the women’s 4x400m relay team that placed ninth at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a time of 3.44.05… Member of the women’s 4x400m relay team that put an exclamation point on Miami’s team championship, defending the Canes’ relay championship with a time of 3:34.77 and scoring the Hurricanes’ final 10 points of the meet. The victory marked Miami’s third in the last four years in the women’s 4x400m relay…

2016 Indoor: Placed seventh in the 200m at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a time of 24.76 seconds … Finished 12th in the 60m at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a time of 7.80 seconds … Ran the 200m at the McCravy Memorial Meet … Placed 24th in the women’s 200m dash at The Armory … Member of relay team that placed sixth in the 4x400m at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 3:41.37

2016 Outdoor: Finished the women’s 100m in 12.07 seconds at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational… Competed in the 100m and 200m at the ACC Championships…

High School: The Dutch National Junior Champion in both the 100m and 100m hurdles, Runia has competed at the European Junior Championships in 2013 and the World Junior Championships in 2014. She was also the 2014 National Junior Indoor Champion in the 60m and finished second in the 60m hurdles at the 2014 National Junior Indoor Championships. Runia comes to Miami with personal bests of 11.68 in the 100m, 23.81 in the 200m and 13.63 in the 100m hurdles.