Women's Track and Field Adds Five for 2014-15

ANDERSON, S.C. – The Anderson University women’s cross country and track teams have added five runners for next season, as announced by head cross country and track and field coach Randy Greer.

Ali Caldwell (Williamston, S.C./Wren H.S.), Alex Dixon (Piedmont, S.C./Wren H.S.), Allison Halperin (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park H.S.), Talyor Morris (Inman, S.C./Spartanburg Christian Academy), and Julia Whalen (Camas, Wash. /Portland Christian) will compete for the Trojans in cross country and/or track and field next season.  

Ali Caldwell
High School
: Wren High School
Hometown: Williamston, S.C.
Awards and Honors: Earned fifth in the 400 meter hurdles in Region 1-3A in 2013.

Personal Bests
• 100 meter hurdles - 19.14
• 400 meter hurdles - 1:14.97

Alex Dixon
High School: Wren High School
Hometown: Piedmont, S.C.
Awards and Honors: Named Cross Country All-Region for five consecutive years (2008-12) … Back-to-back Cross Country Region Champion (2009 and 2010) … Named to the Cross Country All-State Team in both 2011 and 2012 … 2013 Cross Country 3A Upper State Champion and 1-3A Region Runner-Up … 2012 3A Upper State Runner-Up and  Region 3A Runner-Up … Member of the 2012 4x800 All-State Team … Member of the 1600 meter All-Region Team from 2010-13 and 1600 meter All-State Team 2013 … Back-to-back Region Champion (2011 and 2012 in the 1600 meter … 2013 Region 1-3A Region Runner-Up in the 1600 meter … 2011 Regional Champion in the 3200 meter … Named All-Region in 2011, 2012 and 2013 for the 3200 meter … 3200 meter Region 1-3A Runner-Up 2012 and 2013.
 
Personal Bests
• 800m - 2:33
• 1600m - 5:21
• 3200m - 11:34
• Cross Country (5k) - 19:00

Allison Halperin
High School:
Spain Park High School
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Awards and Honors: Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Section 4-6A Team third place.
 
Personal Bests
• 800m- 2:38
• 1600m- 5:42
• 3200m- 12:50
• Cross Country (5k) - 20:53

Taylor Morris
High School:
Spartanburg Christian Academy
Hometown: Inman, S.C.
Awards and Honors: Posted four top-10 finishes in as a member of four consecutive South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) Class AA Cross Country Championship teams (2010-2013) … Earned Cross Country All-State honors in 2010 … Finished second in the 1600 meter and third in the 3200 meter at the 2013 SCISA AA Track Championships … Placed third in the 400 meter at the 2012 SCISA AA Track Championships … Finished sixth in the 800 meter and fifth in the 1600 meter at the 2010 SCISA AA Track Championships.

Personal Bests
• 400m - 1:06.14
• 800m - 2:35.40
• 1600m - 5:51.53
• 3200m - 13:03.61
• 5000m - 20:20.80

Julia Whalen
High School: Portland Christian
Hometown: Camas, Wash.
Awards and Honors: Runner-Up in the 200 meter at 2013 Oregon 1-3A State Track and Field Championships …  400 meter champion at 2013 Oregon 1-3A State Track and Field Championships … Runner-Up in the 400 meter at 2012 (Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 1-3A State Track and Field Championships … Runner-Up in the 400 meter at 2011 OSAA Oregon 1-3A State Track and Field Championships.

Personal Bests
• 200m - 26.77
• 400m - 58.21

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