Stephanie Solfelt  
Stephanie Solfelt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
12/11/1990


04/20/2014

Mid-Distance Gophers Race at Carleton Relays

Bollig and Mikkalson lead Minnesota in the 800m and 1,500m races

04/17/2014

Gophers Set for Carleton Relays

Minnesota's mid-distance runners make up the majority of the Gophers competing this weekend

04/10/2014

Three Gophers Win at Hamline Invite

Minnesota won the long jump, discus and hammer Wednesday evening

02/22/2014

Minnesota Earns Six Event Titles

The Gophers won three running events and three field events Saturday

05/29/2013

Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals

Stephanie Solfelt was originally a member of the Gopher swimming and diving team, but she joined the track and field team after her sophomore season.

2013 Season - Indoor: Finished second in the 5,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic • season-best 5,000m time of 17:54.55 came at the Iowa State Classic • ran the 3,000m at the Parents Day Open (10:25.61). Outdoor: Ran the 10,000m at the Drake Relays (37:45.79) • ran the 1,500m at the Meet of the Unsaintly (4:57.50) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Ran the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic (18:05.84) • won the 5,000m at the Jack Johnson Classic in 18:06.00. Outdoor: Finished third in the 5,000m at the Holst Invitational (18:02.37) and took fifth in the 10,000m at the Hamline Twilight (39:14.42).

2010-11 • Sophomore Season: Swam in the Minnesota Grand Prix, Minnesota challenge, and other dual meets • qualified for the 2011 World Triathlon Championships by finishing 5th at USA Triathlon Championships.

2009-10 • Freshman Season: Swam in five events in the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/13), including both IM and both breast races • had a third place finish in the 200 back (2:08.83) at the Falcon Invite (12/4) • added fourth place finishes in the 200 IM and 200 fly • recorded season-best times in the 200 back and 400 IM at the Minnesota Challenge (2/5), finishing third in both those events.

High School: A 2009 graduate of Eden Prairie High School • swam with high school team under coaches Marcy Wiesner and Dan Tripps • also swam with Team Foxjet and Aquajet swim clubs • NISCA All-American in 2008 and 2009 • two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America honoree • two-time all-state selection • four-time all-conference member • member of three conference championship teams in 2006, 2007 and 2008 • team captain and voted most dedicated • competed at the Speedo Champion Series as well as the Junior Nationals.

Personal: Born December 11, 1990 • daughter of Bob and Jody Solfelt • is the third Solfelt sibling to compete in Gopher athletics • older sister, Sarah, was a four-year member and captain of the women's swim team, while Mark was a four-year member and captain of the men's swim team • plans to major in elementary education.

CAREER BESTS
Event Time
Meet
1,500m, Outdoor 4:57.50 Meet of the Unsaintly (5/4/13)
3,000m, Indoor 10:25.61 Parents Day (2/16/13)
5,000m, Indoor 17:54.55 ISU Classic (2/8/13)
10,000m, Outdoor 37:45.79 Drake Relays (4/25/13)