Sophia Anderson
Sophia  Anderson

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Academy of Holy Angels

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
01/27/1997


05/13/2018

Gophers Take Home B1G Team Title

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

05/12/2018

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

05/02/2018

Gophers Win 13 Titles

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

04/28/2018

No. 10 Gophers Break Two Records

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

04/23/2018

Gophers Back Among Nation's Top-10

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

05/31/2016

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)

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