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Sophia Clark
Sophia  Clark

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Palm Coast, Fla.

High School:
Flagler Palm Coast

Height:
5-2

Event:
XC/Distance

Major:
Elementary Education

10/07/2017

Cross Country Teams Each Garner Top Three Showings at Disney

Men Place Second and Women Third at WWOS

09/01/2017

Cross Country Successful at Home Meet to Commence Campaign

Women First, Men Fifth, with Numerous Individual Accolades

08/30/2017

Cross Country Hosts Annual Meet this Friday

FAU Men and Women to Compete Friday Evening at South Country Regional Park

05/04/2016

FAU Track & Field Finishes NCAA Preview Meet at UNF

Owls Set Slue of Personal Best at NCAA Preview Meet

05/02/2016

Track & Field Heads to UNF NCAA Preview Meet

The Owls final meet before Conference Championships

Personal Records

  • 5K (XC): 19:58
  • 6K (XC): 24:24
  • 1500m (outdoor): 5:02.73
  • 3000m (indoor): 10:53.23
  • 3000m (outdoor): 11:04.37
  • 5000m (indoor): 19:02.89
  • 5000m (outdoor): 19:06.16

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Cross Country:

  • Ran during seven weekends in the fall for the Owls, beginning with a finish of 14th in the 5K at the FAU-hosted XC Invite (20:39)
  • Finished first for the squad and seventh overall at the Florida Tech Invitational (20:16)
  • Had her best finish of the season in a fourth-place shwoing at the FLRunners.com Invitational (20:11)
  • Ran the second sub-20-minute college race of her career, a set a new PR, at the FSU Invitational (19:58)
  • At the USF Invite, finished in 20:02
  • Was just a second off her best at the Conference USA Championships (19:59.5)
  • Ran the first 6K of her career at the NCAA South Regional, finishing fourth on the team at 24:29

Indoor T&F:

  • Placed sixth in the 5,000 meters at the indoor season-opening UAB Blazer Invite (19:18.70)
  • That same weekend, at the Vulcan Invitational, placed 11th and garnered a PR in the 3000 meters (11:09.67)
  • Was nearly 16 full seconds better than her previous best in the 5000m at the Sykes & Sabock Cup (19:02.89), and was more than 16 seconds faster in an 11th-place finish at the Conference USA Indoor Championships in the 3000m (10:53.23)

Outdoor T&F:

  • Set a new PR in the 1,500 meters at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational (5:02.73)
  • At Embry-Riddle's Spike Classic, was fourth overall in the 5,000 meters, finishing at 19:19
  • Was also fourth in the 5,000m at the Miami Alumni Invitational, improving to 19:06.16

2015-16 (Freshman)
Cross Country:

  • Finished 12th in her debut at the FAU Cross Country Invitational 5K with a time of 20:19.8
  • In the 2015 Mountain Dew Gator Cross Country Invitational 5K she finished in a final time of 20:18.8
  • At the FSU Cross Country Invitational 5K, she finished in a time of 20:29.8
  • Set a personal best this season at the Disney Cross Country Classic 5K with a time of 19:59 (68th overall)
  • In the C-USA Cross Country Championships, she finished the 5K with a time of 20:46

Indoor T&F:

  • Set a personal best in the 5,000m run at the Emory CrossPlex Invitational, claiming fifth overall with a time of 20:40.70

Outdoor T&F:

  • Set a personal best in the 1,500m run at the UF Tom Jones Memorial with a final time of 5:11.39
  • Set a personal best in the 3,000m run at the Miami Hurricane Twilight Invitational with a final time of 12:01.28
  • Finished the 5,000m run in 19:39.02 earning a personal best at the UNF Twilight

High School:

  • Ran for Dave Halliday at Flagler Palm Coast
  • Named 2015 First Team All-Area
  • Named Cross Country Runner of the Year at Flagler for 2014-15
  • Part of the relay team that holds the distance medley record
  • Qualified for regional competition after a top 10 finish at districts

Personal:

  • Majoring in elementary education
  • Daughter of Stacy and Matthew Clark
  • Goal is to become one of the top five best runners on the FAU squad and improve her times
  • Enjoys going to the beach
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