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Sophie Atkinson

Cross Country/ Distance
Position
Sophomore
Class
Katy, Texas
Hometown
Cinco Ranch
High School
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Sophie Atkinson - XC/Track - Virginia Cavaliers

All-ACC
2022 Cross Country

All-Southeast Region
2022 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

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

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)

Background
• 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

Personal
• 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