Amber Anning - Women's Track & Field - Arkansas Razorbacks

Amber Anning

Sr./Sr. | 5-9 | Sprints | Hove, England | Bhasvic College / LSU


  • 5-time First-team All-America | Indoor (5)
  • 2023 World Athletics Championships Bronze | 4 x 400m relay
  • 2023 British Championships 4th | 400m
  • 2023 NCAA Indoor Gold | 4 x 400m relay – World best 3:21.75
  • 2023 SEC Outdoor Silver | 4 x 400m relay
  • 2023 SEC Indoor Silver | 400m – UA School Record

Junior (2023)
Outdoor: Bronze medalist on British 4 x 400m relay at World Athletics Championships held in Budapest, Hungary … Split 49.82 as second leg in World Athletics Championships final as Great Britain finished third in 3:21.04, which was the third fastest relay outdoors in 2023 … Split 49.77 as second leg in prelims (3:23.33), racing the same leg against Razorback teammate Rosey Effiong (49.51), who was part of United States relay …

Finished fourth in the British Championships held in Manchester, posting an outdoor career best time of 51.62 in the final, after a then PR of 51.65 in the prelims … Following collegiate season, raced in Trackwired Arkansas Grand Prix, clocking 52.74 to place eighth in 400m … Advanced to NCAA West Preliminary round, ran 54.28 in first round … Member of silver medal 4 x 400m relay at SEC Championships in Baton Rouge, finished 10th in prelims of 400m with a 51.84 …  Opened outdoor season at Texas Relays, running on runner-up efforts in sprint medley relay (3:41.51) and 4 x 400m relay (3:31.46) … At Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial posted a time of 52.35 in 400m … Finished fifth in 400m (53.64) at John McDonnell Invitational and sixth (52.30) in LSU Invitational … Prior to conference meet, ran 23.26 for fifth in 200m at Arkansas Twilight.

Indoor: Member of World best 4 x 400m relay that won NCAA Indoor title in 3:21.75, which bettered the World Record of 3:23.27 set by Russia in 2006 … Anning split 51.47 as first leg, recording the fastest first leg by a collegian indoors and fifth fastest first leg on world all-time list … Previous best collegiate first leg split was 51.88 by Britton Wilson in 2022 … Arkansas bettered the indoor collegiate record of 3:24.09 set by the Razorbacks in 2022 as well as the outdoor collegiate record of 3:21.93 set by Kentucky in 2022 … The previous NCAA Indoor meet record was 3:26.88 set by Texas A&M in 2021 and the Albuquerque facility record of 3:27.40 was set by Oregon in 2014.

Placed sixth in 400m final with a 51.22 at NCAA Indoor after a 51.42 in the prelims … SEC silver medalist in 400m with a career best 50.68, which bettered the UA school record of 50.88 set by Britton Wilson … Ran 51.84 in SEC prelims and member of gold medal 4 x 400 relay (3:27.57) with a 50.92 split on third leg, at the time the fastest ever collegiate third leg split indoors … Opened indoor season with a runner-up at 200m (23.47) at Arkansas Invitational and ran on winning 4 x 400m relay (3:30.38) with a 52.64 first leg split … Finished sixth in 400m with a then PR of 51.56 at Razorbacks Invitational and split 52.19 first leg on winning 4 x 400m relay with a meet record 3:26.40 … At Tyson Invitational, placed third in 400m (51.88) and added a 23.38 in 200m … Member of runner-up distance medley relay in Arkansas Qualifier, splitting 52.47 on 400m leg.

Splits in 2023

49.77 2nd leg World Athletics prelim
49.82 2nd leg World Athletics final
50.92 3rd leg SEC Final
51.47 1st leg NCAA Final
52.19 1st leg Razorback Inv
52.47 2nd leg Arkansas Qualifier DMR
52.64 1st leg Arkansas Inv

Competed at LSU, earning three first-team All-America honors during indoor seasons.

2022: Indoors – Placed ninth in 400m prelims (52.48) at NCAA Championships, ran on seventh place 4 x 400 relay (3:33.81), splitting 53.25 on first leg … Finished sixth at SEC Indoor in 400m (51.87), member of fifth place 4 x 400 relay (3:32.46), splitting 52.69 on first leg … Placed third in 200m (23.38) at Red Raider Open, finished fifth in 400m (52.78) at Razorback Invitational … Set a career best of 7.45 in 60m to place sixth in New Mexico Classic, finished fifth in 200m (23.64) … At Tyson Invitational, runner-up in 400m (52.07) and posted a career best 23.27 for fourth in 200m …

Outdoor – Finished 16th in 400m prelims (53.46) at SEC Outdoor … Opened outdoors with a career best 11.49 for sixth place in 100m at Baldy Castillo Invitational, also finished fourth in 200m (23.51) … Member of runner-up distance medley relay (11:02.45, 52.07 split) at Texas Relays and ran on fourth place 4 x 400 relay (3:31.66) … Won 400m (52.08) and placed fourth in 200m (23.31) at LSU Battle on the Bayou … At LSU Joe May Invitational, won 400m (52.13), placed third in 200m (23.43), and ran on winning 4 x 400 (3:29.88) …

2021: Indoor – At NCAA Indoor finished fifth in 400m at 51.83 and ran on fourth place 4 x 400 relay (3:29.69), anchoring in 51.46 … Fourth in 400m (52.27) at SEC Championships, anchored in 52.18 on fourth place 4 x 400 (3:31.82) …

Outdoor – Posted a career best of 51.78 in 400m at NCAA East Preliminary round … Finished 14th in semifinal at NCAA Championships … Placed 12th in 400m prelims at SEC Championships, ran on fifth place 4 x 400 relay (3:31.73) … Fourth in 400m (52.08) at Texas Relays and finished third in the 4 x 400 (3:32.28) … Runner-up in 200m (23.38w) at LSU Battle on the Bayou … Won 200m in 23.23w at Crimson Tide Invitational … Posted a time of 23.25w for fifth in LSU Boots Garland Invitational … Clocked 51.97 for fourth in 400m at LSU Alumni Gold, ran on runner-up 4 x 400 relay (3:29.01) … Registered a wind-legal 23.23 for seventh at LSU Invitational …

2020: SEC Indoor bronze medalist in 400m with a 52.25, also bronze medalist in 4 x 400 relay (3:31.23), anchoring in 52.64 … Won 400m at Tyson Invitational in 52.22 and anchored winning 4 x 400 relay (3:32.87) with 51.84 split.

Career best marks in college include: 11.49 (100), 23.31 (200), 51.78 (400)
Indoor: 7.45 (60), 23.27 (200), 51.83 (400)

2019 graduate of Bhasvic College in Brighton, England … Coached by Lloyd Cowan MBE, who coached Christine Ohuruogo, an Olympic and World Champion in the 400m, as well as Andy Turner, World 110m hurdle medalist … Holds 12 national age group titles and three British records, including the UK U20 400m, U15 300m, and age 13 triple jump … Earned her first Senior GB vest as a member of silver medal 4 x 400 relay at 2019 European Indoor Championships … Established British U20 indoor record of 53.00 in 400 as silver medalist at the 2019 British Athletics Indoor Championships … Outdoors, produced a time of 52.18 at 2019 European U20 Championships, moving to No. 3 on UK all-time junior list … Member of Great Britain 4 x 400 relay (3:33.03) that claimed gold at 2019 European U20 Championships, ran anchor leg with split of 52.50, the second fastest recorded in the final … Won 400 (52.54) at 2019 England U20 meet … Silver medalist in 200 (23.94) on senior level at 2018 British Indoor Championships … In 2017, bronze medalist in 400 (53.68) at Commonwealth Youth Games, and her time ranked No. 4 on UK all-time U17 list.

Amber Amelia Kathleen Anning was born November 18, 2000, in London, England … Daughter of Peter and Melanie Anning … Has two younger sisters, Ruby and Sophia … Mother competed in college at Loughborough University in UK, uncle Basil played football at NYIT in 1980s … Great grandmother, Susan Hart, founded the Girl Guides movement in Jamaica … Majoring in Advertising & Public Relations with a minor in Psychology … Career plans include becoming a professional athlete and sports PR consultant … Life ambition is to win an Olympic gold medal in the 400m … Favorite athlete is Allyson Felix, who she shares a birthday with … Person she most admires is her mother … Eligible to compete for three different countries – Great Britian by birth, Jamaica via maternal grandparents, or Australia, where she holds citizenship and started athletics having lived there for three years … Chose Arkansas for the facilities, Coach Johnson, and the success of the women’s 400m program.

College Stats

Career best marks


60m | 7.45

200m | 23.27

400m | 50.68


100m | 11.49

200m | 23.31

400m | 51.78