Eastern York High School graduate Elicia Anderson is an NCAA Division II All-American for the third time in her running career at Millersville University.
Anderson ran in her second straight NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in Mankato, Minn., competing in the 5,000-meter run. Of the 14 runners in the field, Anderson placed sixth with a time of 16 minutes, 50.61 seconds. The top eight runners earned All-American status.
The senior was also an All-American during the 2010 cross country season, placing 14th at the NCAA Division II Championships. Her other All-American finish came last spring, during the 2011 outdoor track and field season, when she finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run.
"It feels really good to bring home some hardware," Anderson said. "I've worked really hard for it."
The Wrightsville native becomes just the second Marauder woman, along with Priscilla Jennings, to be an All-American in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, and joins Jennings as only the second woman in school history to be an NCAA Indoor All-American. Anderson's former teammate was an All-American seven total times during her career in cross country and indoor and outdoor track from 2006-2010.
Anderson set her sights high, aspiring to be like Jennings, according to her coach, Andy Young.
"It means a lot to her to have any comparison (to Jennings)," Young said. "Priscilla was a major inspiration for her."
Young also had high praise for Anderson as a person.
"I'm really proud of the person she has become and her willingness to grow as an athlete and person during the past year," he said.
Anderson still has time to catch Jennings in All-America finishes. She begins her senior season of outdoor track and field and still has a season of eligibility left in cross country.
She has a quick turnaround to the outdoor track and field season, going from Mankato, Minn., to Conrad, S.C., for next weekend's Shamrock Invitational, Millersville's first competition of the outdoor season.