Sophia Anderson
Sophia  Anderson

RS Sophomore

Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Academy of Holy Angels




Strandemo Wins B1G 3,000m Steeplechase

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


Gophers Win 13 Titles at Concordia

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed at the BearCat Open hosted by St. Thomas at Concordia St. Paul Wednesday


Gophers Win Nine Titles at Macalester

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed locally at Macalester's Janis Rider Invitational on Saturday


Action Continues at KU Relays

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team competed at day three of the KU Relays Friday


Gophers Wrap Up Sun Angel Classic

Kimberly Golding won the 100m hurdles to lead the Gophers on day two at the Sun Angel Classic


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)


Gophers Win Seven Titles at SDSU

Gophers Win Seven Titles at SDSU

12/1/2017 - W. Track & Field

Minnesota got an early start to the 2018 season on the road in Brookings, S.D., Friday night.

Gophers Add Eight for 2018-19

Gophers Add Eight for 2018-19

11/30/2017 - W. Track & Field

The newest class of Gophers includes Libby Halbmaier, Julia Hayes, Hannah Morris, Natasha Schaffer, Emily Stendel, Kayla Vogt, Natalie Windels, and Amira Young.

SDSU Holiday Open Kicks off Season Friday

SDSU Holiday Open Kicks off Season Friday

11/28/2017 - W. Track & Field

Members of the Gopher women's track & field team kick off the 2018 campaign this Friday in Brookings, S.D.

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