Canaan Anderson sets Tennessee school record at Vanderbilt Invitational

Redshirt sophomore Canaan Anderson set a University of Tennessee school record in the Vanderbilt Invitational Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.

Anderson set the Vols’ record in the indoor mile run (4:00.13). The previous record was set by John Wright in 1977 (4:02.4).

Anderson’s four-minute mile is the fourth in the Southeastern Conference this season and 18th nationally.

His effort Saturday also eclipses the Vols’ outdoor record in the event of 4:00.19. Ken Barbee set the record in 1986.

Tennessee freshman Yordanos Zelinski, competing in his first collegiate indoor meet, completed the one-mile run in 4:05.66. His mark broke Anderson’s record of 4:05.88. The time was set last season.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire