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Sophie Atkinson

Cross Country/ Distance
Katy, Texas
Cinco Ranch
High School
Sophie Atkinson - Cross Country - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA East Preliminary Round
2023 Outdoor: 10,000m

2022 Cross Country

All-Southeast Region
2022 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Outdoor
• Opened track season by running the 5000m at Raleigh Relays

2023 Cross Country
• ACC SAAC Representative
• Named to the 2023 All-ACC Academic Cross Country team
• Competed at the 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships at Panorama Farms
• Finished 51st at the Virginia Invitational running a 17:10.6 in the 5k race
• Placed 31st at the XC23 Pre-National running 6k in 20:43.5
• Placed sixth in her season-opener at the Spider Alumni Open

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Placed 18th at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 10,000 meters
• Finished 8th in the 10k at the NCAA East Regional Championships as the 44th seed running a personal-best time of 33:53.56
• Placed 10th in the 10,000 and 11th in the 5,000 at the 2023 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships
• Ran a a personal-best in the 5000 meters at Penn Relays clocking 16:12.68
• Placed third in the 5000 meters at the Virginia Challenge running 16:14.53
• Ran a personal-best in the 1500 meters (4:27.50) at the Virginia Grand Prix

2023 Indoor
• Placed 13th at the 2023 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 3000m with a personal best time (9:20.87)
• Ran the 3000 meters at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston, Mass.
• Placed third in the 3000m at the Penn State National Open

2022 Cross Country
• Ran a PB 6k time at the NCAA Championships with her time of 20:15.9 placing 46th overall (11/19/22)
• Led the Cavaliers at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships where she earned All-Region honors placing 13th overall (11/11/22)
• Picked up All-ACC honors at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/28/22)
• Spurred UVA to a third-place finish at the ACC Championships with a 22nd-place finish (10/28/22)
• Helped Virginia to a win at the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational placing ninth overall (10/15/22)
• Took seventh place at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown (9/23/22)
• Placed 13th at the Virginia Invitational helping Virginia to a team victory (9/16/22)

2021 Cross Country
• Was fourth at Virginia Invitational (5k/17:38.2)
• Placed 29th at XC23 Invitational (5k/18:28.8)
• Posted time of 17:49.1 at Joe Piane Invitational
• Ran 23:04.5 at the ACC Championships
• Posted 6k PB at the Southeast Region Championships (22:19.2)

• Three time UIL state runner-up
• 2021 Adidas Dream Mile Champion
• 2020 All-Greater Houston Girls Runner of the Year
• Set the UIL Region 3 1600m record
• No. 4 all-time in Texas for the 1600m and 3200m events
• 2020 VYPE Houston Cross Country Athlete of the Year

• Daughter of Benjamin and Erica Atkinson
• Has a brother, Charlie, and sister, Ella
• Her dad Benjamin played tennis at East Carolina and her mom played tennis at Belmont University
• Pursuing a degree in American studies