Birthday: 12/15/95 Mile PR: 4:19.66 (road) – 2022
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:59.72 – 2021
High School: Tenafly HS ‘14
Hometown: Tenafly, NJ
College: North Carolina / Georgetown University ‘19
Current Residence: Charlottesville, VA
Josette Norris, a rising star, finished runner-up in the 2022 Wanamaker Mile with a PR 4:20.81, #3 U.S. woman indoors all-time, and also runner-up in the USA Indoor 1500m (4:06.13). In March, she placed 5th in the 1500m (4:04.71) at the World Indoor Championships, and in July, she won the Guardian Mile, clocking the fastest women's Mile on Ohio soil, 4:19.66 (4:20).
In 2021, Norris produced a breakout year, winning races and setting numerous personal records, including in the 1500 meters (3:59.72, #9 U.S. all-time), Mile (4:31.39, indoors, and 4:22.71, outdoors) and 5000m (14:51.32). In August, she won the Sir Walter Miler in 4:25.92, a PR (her first sub-4:30).
After transferring from North Carolina, Norris competed for Georgetown University, earning All-American 5000m honors in 2019.
At Tenafly High School, she won four New Jersey state titles in cross country and track combined.
FUN FACT: Norris is engaged to 2016 Rio Olympian Robby Andrews.
Photo credit: Kevin Morris