Stephanie Solfelt
Stephanie  Solfelt


Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie HS



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

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


Gophers Win Tori Neubauer Invitational

A close pack of runners propelled the team to victory.


Griak Rosters

Griak Rosters


Minnesota Takes Second at Tori Neubauer Invitational

Senior captain Danielle LeBreck leads the Gophers


Gophers Face Nations Best Tomorrow in Madison

22 will race on Saturday at the Tori Neubauer

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A member of the Gopher swimming and diving team her freshman and sophomore seasons, Solfelt made a change to cross country and track and field before the 2011 seasons.

2013 • Senior Cross Country Season: Raced in six meets • ran a season-best 23:11.7 as the seventh Gopher in 40th overall at the Neubauer Invitational • came in 12th on the team a two meets, finishing in 23:14.0 at Jack's Run and 23:38.59 at the Blugold Invitational • finished 14th on the team at Rocky's Run (24:26) • also ran at the Oz Memorial (24:39.8) and the Griak Invitational (23:30.1) • earned first varsity cross country letter.

2012 • Junior Cross Country Season: Led the Gophers with a ninth-place finish at the Tori Neubauer Invite with a season-best time of 22:32.1 • finished 18th at the Blugold Invite (22:40.29) • ran in six races overall • qualified for 2014 World Triathlon by finishing in the top 15 at age group nationals, and the 2014 "Best of the U.S." Triathlon by placing in the top three in Minnesota's qualifying triathlon • won Midwest Regional championship triathlon collegiate division in summer 2013.

2011 • Sophomore Cross Country Season: Competed in three races • placed second on the team and tenth overall at the Tori Neubauer 6K, running 22:48 • raced a season PR of 22:39 at the Bluegold Invite, good for third on the team and eighth overall • ran the Roy Griak Invitational in 23:06.25 • qualified for the 2013 World Triathlons by finishing in the top 18 at age group nationals, and the 2013 "Best of the U.S." Triathlon by placing in the top three in Minnesota's qualifying triathlon.

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

2009-10 • Freshman Swimming and Diving Season: Swam in five events in the Minnesota Grand Prix (11/13), including both IM and both breaststroke 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 the three-time conference championship team in 2006, 2007 and 2008 • team captain and voted most dedicated • has 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 • younger brother Mike will swim for St. Thomas • majored in elementary education with an autism certificate • began graduate school in summer 2013 for autism and developmental cognitive disabilities for special education and will begin student teaching in fall 2013.


Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

5/8/2018 - W. Cross Country

Madeline Strandemo enters this week's Big Ten Championship as the B1G defending champion in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys

Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys

5/4/2018 - W. Cross Country

The Gopher women's track & field and cross country program received several awards at the annual Golden Goldys this week.

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

2/9/2018 - W. Cross Country

Both programs were among the best in the Big Ten with the women pacing the conference and the men ranking second.

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