With the conclusion of trials, Brooke Anderson officially joined Team USA.
B. Andersen Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
This weekend at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials, former Northern Arizona athlete Brooke Andersen qualified for Team USA for the first time in her career. The Trials for the Olympic Track and Field Competition.
On June 24, the Big Sky Conference record holder in the women’s hammer throw competed in the first round of competition. Andersen threw a modest 72.16 metres to make it into Saturday’s finals; the top three finishers will move on to Tokyo.
Andersen demonstrated why she is considered to be among the greatest in the world by winning silver with a throw of 77.72 metres, so securing a spot on the United States of America’s Olympic team in Tokyo.
Andersen’s first throw of the day was good enough to earn her a spot on the squad, clocking in at 74.38 metres, and her second throw of the day was even further, reaching a personal best of 80.24 metres.
Her Time at the Olympics
Former Olympic Athlete (2020)
2020 will mark the tenth Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo (hammer throw)
She Competed in the World Championships
The most recent instance of this was on April 10th, 2019. (hammer throw)
A Year of Involvement: 2019
2019’s top placing is tenth (hammer throw)
Details from her Private Life Include:
Andersen is the daughter of Scott and Joanne, and she has a sister named Morgan.
She finished third in the 2019 USA Championships in the hammer throw, and she came in second at the 2018 NCAA Division I Championships.
Rancho Buena Vista High School (Vista, California, ’13) was where she spent her high school years.
In 2018, she graduated with a degree in Environmental Science and Management from Northern Arizona University.