Track & Field

Anna Strong

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Walter Lutheran

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
FR/FR

Anna Strong

Head Coach Bert Rogers on Anna Strong:
"Anna and her twin sister Arra will bring depth and versatility to the sprint corps. Anna has placed in the top three in the 400 meters at the Illinois state meet as a sophomore, junior and senior. She was also a member of several all-state relays at Walther Lutheran. I expect her to bring that same versatility to Marquette. Anna is a recipient of the Gates Scholarship and will be very strong in the classroom as well."

High School: Strong earned four varsity letters in track and field and basketball at Walter Lutheran High School... Was co-captain of the track and field team her junior and senior years... Won one conference and three sectional titles in the 400-meter dash during her high school career... Finished second at the state finals meet as a sophomore in the 400-meter dash and was third the other three years... Earned all-conference and all-state honors... Helped her basketball team to four regional titles, three sectional titles, one super sectional title a fourth-place finish in the state tournament... Ran for Zephyrs Track Club... Took fifth place at the national championship meet.

Personal: Born in Chicago, Ill. to Harry and Sonequa Strong... Has three siblings, including twin sister Arra Strong, also a 2013 Marquette signee ... Father played football at Eastern Illinois University... Plans to major in education.

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