Anderson Peters (born 21 October 1997) is a Grenadian javelin thrower and the current world champion in the event. He is a multiple time CARIFTA Games champion at the discipline and in 2016 earned a bronze medal at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, setting a new Grenadian national record and OECS record at the same time.
Anderson Peters in 2016
|Born||21 October 1997|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||Mississippi State Bulldogs|
|Club||St. David's Track Blazers|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||87.31 m (2019) NR|
He gave the performance of the championships at the 2016 CARIFTA Games, a meet record of 78.28 m (256 ft 9 3⁄4 in), and was awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy. In January 2017 it was announced that Anderson was given a full scholarship to Mississippi State University. He started his season with a throw of 75.29m at the 2017 Bulldog Relays.
At the 2017 edition of the Whitsuntide games at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium, Anderson improved his personal best distance in the Javelin Throw three times. With his final throw we achieved a distance of 81.23 Meters. On 25 June 2017, he was able to further improve on his personal best and National Record with a throw of 83.36m at the Trinidad and Tobago NGC/SAGICOR/NAAA National Open Championships. This throw allowed him to achieve the qualifying standard for the 2017 World Championships in Athletics. At the 3rd OECS Track And Field Championships held at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium, Anderson further lifted his personal best with a throw of 84.81m. Anderson went on to attend the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London but was unable to advance beyond the qualifying round with a best effort of 78.99m.
On 23 March during his second outdoor competition of 2018 Anderson registered an 81.95m throw shattering Mississippi State's freshman record in the javelin by more than six meters. The throw moved him to the top of the NCAA leader board and a 4th place World Ranking. He was subsequently named the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Men's National Athlete of the Week. He also earned Freshman of the Week honors from the Southeastern Conference. He went on to become the Southeastern Conference champion in his event with a throw of 82.04m, a new meet record. On 29 May he was named the SEC Field freshman of the year. After winning the Javelin competition NCAA championship with a new record of 82.82 he was given "All American" honors
- Grenada Championships
- Javelin throw: 2016
- Finisterre, Terry (29 March 2016). Peters provides the highlight of the 2016 Carifta Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-09.
- Kwame Laurence (5 June 2017). "Golden in Grenada". Trinidad Express Newspapers. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 3 August 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)