Sophia Anderson
Sophia  Anderson

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Academy of Holy Angels

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
01/27/1997


02/17/2018

Gophers Rewrite Weight Throw Top-10

Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history

02/10/2018

Markland Wins Music City Challenge 800m

Titania Markland won the 800m in a career-best 2:07.12 to lead the Gophers on day two at the Music City Challenge

02/09/2018

Bethany Hasz Breaks 3K Record

No. 10 Minnesota split the squad at three meets at Iowa State, Vandervilt, and St. Thomas on Friday evening

01/13/2018

No. 13 Minnesota Wins Fourth-Straight Dual

The No. 13 Gophers defeated the No. 11 Badgers in the fourth-annual Minnesota vs. Wisconsin Dual on Saturday

05/13/2017

Strandemo Wins B1G 3,000m Steeplechase

Minnesota remains in the lead after the second day of competition at the Big Ten Championship

05/31/2016

Sophia Anderson

Photos of track & field student-athlete Sophia Anderson.

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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 (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
60m 8.13 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/23/16)
200m 25.30 (UA) ISU Classic (2/10/17)
400m 56.74 (UA) ISU Classic (2/11/17)
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)

MORE HEADLINES

Big Ten Honors Long with Weekly Award

Big Ten Honors Long with Weekly Award

2/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

Kaitlyn Long is this week's Big Ten Conference Field Athlete of the Week following her record-breaking performance at the Parents Day Invite.

No. 10 Gophers Set for B1G Championship

No. 10 Gophers Set for B1G Championship

2/20/2018 - W. Track & Field

Minnesota enters the Big Ten Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship as the top-ranked B1G team in the nation.

Gophers Rewrite Weight Throw Top-10

Gophers Rewrite Weight Throw Top-10

2/17/2018 - W. Track & Field

Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history Saturday.

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