Anna Pierce upset but ready for more after missing 1500 team at 2012 US Olympic Trials
In 2009, Anna Pierce was one of three American women to break 4:00 in the 1500 and went on to finish 6th at the Berlin World Championships. That season she also ran 1:58 for 800 meters and became one of the biggest middle distance threats in the world. Since then the road has been a bumpy one for Anna as she missed making the World Championship team in 2011 and has not run faster than 4:04. So far in 2012 Anna has had her most consistent season since her 2009 breakthrough. Pierce has run under 4:06 three times and has the 4th fastest time in the US. After a 5th place finish at the Olympic Trials this past week, Pierce says it stings but she is ready for breakthroughs once again. Note: Anna Pierce finish 10th in the steeple chase finals at the 2008 Olympic Games.