|Prev. School||Loveland HS|
Track: Was named to the RMAC indoor track all-academic team.
Cross Country: Named academic All-RMAC ... finished 16th at the Wyoming Invitational on Sept. 1st.
2005-06: Cross Country: Competed in the Wyoming Invitational ... ran in the Woody Greeno Invitational ... finished the RMAC Cross Country Championships with a time of 28:08 ... competed in the North Central Region Cross Country Championships on Nov. 5th. Track: Finished 16th in the 3000m at the Joe Davies Invitational ... finished 10th in the mile at the Air Force Invitational ... competed in the CSM All-Comers meet in both the mile and 3000m ... finished 20th in the 3000m at the RMAC Indoor Track Championships ... finished seventh in the 3000m at the Potts Invitational ... finished second in the 5000m at the Colorado College Invitational on Apr. 8th ... finished 15th in the 1500m at the Jack Christiansen Invitational ... finished 11th in the 1500m at the RMAC Outdoor Track Championships.
Pre UCCS Notes:
Before UCCS: Was a cross country all-conference selection in 2002, 2003, and 2004 at Loveland HS ... added cross country all-region honors in 2002 and 2003 ... won her school's track All-Female Award in 2005 ... was awarded Loveland's 2004 Unsung Hero Award in cross country ... was named Athlete of the Month for October 2004 ... finished ninth at state for 4x800m in 2004 ... finished 13th at state for two mile in 2003 ... varsity cross country captain in 2004.
Personal: Majoring in Elementary Education ... was in the top ten percent of her graduating class ... lettered in National Honor Society ... enjoys singing, playing piano and guitar, running, ultimate frisbee, swimming, anything outdoors, and cycling ... has three sisters, Kate, Connie, and Maggie ... parents are Dennis and Joan Andersen.
Stories featuring Kristen Andersen
|April 30, 2007||UCCS Has 10 Women's Track Members Named Academic All-RMAC||Ten members of the UCCS women's track and field team were named to the 2006-07 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women's outdoor track and field all-academic team.|
|April 14, 2007||Women Finish Sixth at CC Invite||Jessica Hudson placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 24.06 seconds and gave the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 10 points Saturday at the 12th annual Colorado College Invitational. Hudson's time is the third-best in school history.|
|March 17, 2007||Payne Leads UCCS Women in Boulder||Shannon Payne took second place in the 3,000-meter run Saturday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team at the Potts Invitational in Boulder.|
|February 2, 2007||Kristen Anderson Place Third in the 3000-Meter Run on Friday at the Air Force Invitational||Kristen Anderson led a small portion of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's track team Friday during the first of a two day event at the Air Force Invitational at the US Air Force Academy.|
|September 1, 2006||Payne Sets Course Record in Wyoming||Shannon Payne of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs set a new course record in winning the Wyoming Open cross country meet Friday at Laramie, Wyo.|
|August 30, 2006||Women's Cross Country Preview||University of Colorado at Colorado Springs cross country coach Graeme Badger is not one who drifts towards hyperbole. That's why what he says about the 2006 Mountain Lions women's cross county team should send a tingle down the spine of fans.|
|May 9, 2006||UCCS Notches Best Ever RMAC Tournament Result||Shannon Payne, Lisa Short and Sarah Shepard combined for 10 points in the 3,000-meter run Tuesday to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a sixth-place finish at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Gunnison, Colo.|
|March 25, 2006||Birger, Payne shine at Trojan Invite||Ashley Birger and Shannon Payne's performances at the Trojan Inviational at the University of Southern California Saturday, rewrote the record book.|
|March 18, 2006||Mountain Lions Kick Off Outdoor Season||After completing the first week of the outdoor season in Boulder, Colo., the Mountain Lions have a lot of corrections to make- to the record books that is.|
|September 24, 2005||Women Dominate CC Invitational||The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team scored the minimum points possible in dominating the Colorado College Invitational on Saturday at Monument Valley Park.|
|September 17, 2005||UCCS Women Take Third at Woody Greeno Meet||Buoyed by a second-place individual finish by sophomore Shannon Payne, the Mountain Lions took third place at the Woody Greeno Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, defeating six NCAA Division I programs in the process.|
|December 2, 2004||Cross Country Adds Three Recruits||Fresh off its third Top 20 national ranking in the past five years, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's cross country team added three outstanding recruits during the NCAA's early signing period.|