Sophia Anderson
Sophia  Anderson

RS Sophomore

Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Academy of Holy Angels




Gophers Take Home B1G Team Title

No. 10 Minnesota won the program's third outdoor and seventh overall Big Ten team title on Sunday.


Gophers Remain Atop B1G Standings

Madeline Strandemo, Kiley Sabin, and Ashley Ramacher earned runner-up finishes to lead Minnesota on day two of the B1G Championship


Gophers Win 13 Titles

No. 10 Minnesota took home 13 events titles at the local Tommie Twilight on Wednesday evening


No. 10 Gophers Break Two Records

Emma Spagnola and Kiley Sabin broke Minnesota program records to lead the Gophers on day two at Louisville


Gophers Back Among Nation's Top-10

Minnesota checks in at No. 10 in the USTFCCCA Week Four National Team Rankings


Sophia Anderson

Photos of track & field student-athlete Sophia Anderson.


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2018 Season - Indoor: Ran 13 races at seven meets with appearances in the 60m, 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay • ran a career-best 7.91 seconds in the 60m at The Dual • ran a season-best 25.32 seconds in the 200m at the ISU Classic • ran a career-best 56.42 seconds in the 400m to place 23rd at the Big Ten Championship • won the 400m at the Parents Day Invite.

2017 Season - Indoor: Competed unattached at six meets.

2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran 16 races with appearances in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay • made Big Ten debut, placing 25th in the 400m (57.09) • ran a career-best 12.50 in the 100m to place sixth in the Kansas Relays Quadrangular • won both the 200m (season-best 25.15) and 400m (career-best 56.26) at the BearCat Twilight.

2016 Season - Indoor: Ran 11 races as a true freshman with appearances in the 60m, 200m, 400m, 600m, and 4x400m relay • finished fourth in the 60m in 8.13 seconds at the Minnesota/Wisconsin Dual • ran season-best times in the 200m (25.45) and the 400m (56.86) at the ISU Classic • placed fourth in the 600m in a season-best 1:35.30 at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran third on the first-place 4x400m relay at the Parents Day Invite (3:58.02).

2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran nine races while competing unattached.

High School: A 2015 graduate of the Academy of Holy Angels where she ran for coaches Jim Gunderson, David Meissner, and David Marshak • a three-sport athlete who was a four-year track & field letterwinner, a three-year soccer letterwinner, and a two-year ping pong letterwinner • five-time all-section, four-time all-conference, and three-time all-state honoree in track & field • six-time Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship participant • three-time top-five finisher in the 400m at the state meet, placing fourth as a sophomore, fifth as a junior and second as a senior in her personal-best 55.64 • two-time state meet qualifier in the 100m, including a sixth-place finish as a senior • three-time Missota Conference champion in the 200m (2013) and the 400m (2013, 2014) • three-time Tri-Metro Conference champion in the 100m (2015), 200m (2015) and the 400m (2015) • Athena Award winner • owns high school personal-best times of 55.64 in the 400m (2015), 12.16 in the 100m (2015), 25.42 in the 200m (2014), and 8.00 in the 60m (2015) • holds Academy of Holy Angels school records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 4x100m relay • final Missota Conference record-holder in the 400m • has competed at several USA Track & Field indoor track meets.

Personal: Born January 27, 1997 • daughter of Brian and Mary Anderson • has one brother, Michael • mathematics major • mother Mary ran track at the University of St. Thomas in 1986 • enjoys piano, flute, soccer, ping pong, drawing, painting, water skiing, downhill skiing, and traveling • ranked eighth in her graduating class at Holy Angels • National Honor Society member, Scholar of Distinction, and STEM Diploma recipient • co-author of publication of Monarchs in a Changing World with Dr. Karen Oberhauser (professor/researcher U of MN) published by Cornell University Press.

Anderson's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
60m 7.91 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/13/18)
200m 25.30 (UA) ISU Classic (2/10/17)
400m 56.42 Big Tens (2/23/18)
600m 1:35.07 (UA) St. Thomas Invite (1/20/17)
Anderson's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
100m 12.50 Kansas Relays Quad (4/22/17)
200m 25.09 (UA) Hamline Invitational (4/3/16)
400m 56.26 BearCat Twilight (5/3/17)


Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Kiley Sabin

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Kiley Sabin

5/22/2018 - W. Track & Field

Catch up with Gophers redshirt junior Kiley Sabin heading into the NCAA West Prelim.

No. 11 Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim

No. 11 Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim

5/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

Nineteen Gophers will represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA West Prelim in Sacramento, Calif., this week.

Gophers Celebrate Graduates

Gophers Celebrate Graduates

5/19/2018 - W. Track & Field

The Big Ten champion Gophers honored the program's seniors with an impromptu graduation ceremony at the airport.

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