It's been a good week for Canaan Anderson.
Last Saturday, his team won its third straight state championship in cross country. He finished All-State in sixth place with an impressive 15:57 on a muddy Steeplechase course.
On Thursday night, he committed to the University of Tennessee.
Not a bad couple of days.
Canaan is a VOL FOR LIFE!! Well deserved all the best from your @SiegelCC team members. @SiegelAthletics @SiegelHighStars @creasyl_shsprin @tnmilesplit @Kreager @cecil_joyce @Coach_Wyant @SiegelTrack pic.twitter.com/6FKuzphe8c-- Siegel Cross Country (@SiegelCC) November 8, 2019
Anderson ran a career-best time of 15:05 to finish fifth at Great American earlier this cross country season. He placed sixth in the 1600 meter run against a loaded field last May in Div. 1 Large Schools, running a 4:22. His 1600 career-best came at Great 8, where he placed first in 4:18.
Canaan went on to run 4:17 for a full mile at the Music City Distance Carnival last June, giving him one of the top times in the country last outdoor season.
Anderson joins a great group of runners from the Volunteer State who have also committed to the Vols. Callie Tucker (Knoxville Catholic) , Eleanor Mancini (Knox. Catholic), Fuji Anday (Central Magnet) and Zoe Vlk (Wilson Central) have also made their commitments in the past couple months.
This is a big get for Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan and the Volunteers.