First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Honor Roll (2007, 2008, 2009)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)
Anthony Oberle (pronounced OH-ber-LEE) made huge strides in the 2009 postseason and took the momentum into the 2010 track season where he set four personal bests. Oberle has also performed well in the classroom as a first team academic All-Big 12 pick. “Anthony is one of the hardest working guys I have ever coached,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen said, “He uses every ounce of what he has. He is also one of the better captains we have had in a long time because of his ability to actually lead guys.”
Oberle started 2009 by improving on his seventh-place finish at the 2008 Creighton/UNO Classic with a sixth-place showing. He then helped the men win the team title at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational with a 39th-place time of 26:18.75, another one-place improvement over his 2009 finish.
Oberle made his biggest jump during the Big 12 Championships (51st) and NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (41st). He placed 67th and 85th at the same meets in 2008.
He went on to set four personal bests during the 2010 track and field season, with PR’s in the mile (4:22.39) and 3,000 meters (8:32.21) during the indoor season, as well as the 1,500 meters (4:07.92) and 3,000 meters (8:47.62) during the outdoor season.
2008 (Redshirt Freshman)
Oberle was one of the Huskers’ top runners in his first season, competing in all seven meets and producing four top-50 finishes. He finished seventh in his first collegiate race with a 6K time of 19:25 at the Creighton/UNO Classic, as the men’s team won the meet title. He then finished 41st (22:41.9) and 40th (25:54.2) in back-to-back meets at the BYU Invitational (4 miles) and Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational (8K), respectively. Oberle ran on both the Big 12 and NCAA Midwest Regional Championship teams, posting 67th- and 85th-place finishes, respectively.
Oberle redshirted his first year at Nebraska after suffering a stress fracture late in the summer. He showed major improvement during the indoor track season, with personal-best times of 8:39.30 in the 3,000 meters and 14:56.32 in the 5,000 meters. Outdoors he posted wins in the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters at the Concordia Invitational and Hastings Bronco Relays. Oberle recorded his top time on the team in the 10,000 meters with a 10th-place finish at the Drake Relays (31:40.52).
High School (Bishop Heelan)
Oberle was a four-year qualifier for the Iowa Class 3A State Cross Country Championships. His best performance at the state meet came with a seventh-place finish as a sophomore in 2005. He placed 44th as a freshman, 14th as a junior and 21st as a senior. Following his senior state meet, he was diagnosed with whooping cough, which explained his drop in performances at the end of the season.
Oberle was a familiar face in the 3,200-meter run at the Iowa Class 3A State Track Meet, qualifying four years in a row. He won the 3,200 title as a senior in a personal-best time of 9:26.44, following a second-place finish as a junior and a third-place showing as a sophomore. Oberle was a member of the National Honor Society.
Anthony was coached in high school by his father, Don. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on Oct. 11, 1988. He is the son of Don and Mindy Oberle, and has three sisters, Sara, Amanda and Emily. Anthony is majoring in biology at Nebraska.