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Sophia Clark
Sophia  Clark


Palm Coast, Fla.

High School:
Flagler Palm Coast



Elementary Education


Cross Country Runs at NCAA Regionals in Tuscaloosa

Meet Wraps Another Fall for Smolka's Squad


Seven Cross Country Runners Achieve New Bests at C-USA Championship

11 Owls Will Move on to NCAA South Regional


Men's and Women's Cross Country is Mississippi-Bound for C-USA Championship

Owl Men Run at 10 a.m. EST, and Women at 11 a.m., at Choctaw Trails


Cross Country Teams Each Garner Top Three Showings at Disney

Men Place Second and Women Third at WWOS


Cross Country Successful at Home Meet to Commence Campaign

Women First, Men Fifth, with Numerous Individual Accolades

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 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


  • 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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