Sofie Persson
Sofie Persson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Helsingborg, Sweden

High School:
Filbornaskolan

Position:
Sprints/Hurdles


Sofie Persson

AT OLE MISS (2008-10):

2010:

OUTDOOR: Competed in the 4x400 meter relay the entire season, including at the NCAA Championships ... helped the 4x400 team to the second-best time in school history with a 3:34.60 and a third-place finish at the Drake Relays ... at the SEC Championships, helped the 4x400 squad to a sixth-place showing (3:37.08) ... ran the 800 leg on the Rebels' sprint medley relay team that set the school record with a time of 3:49.75 at the Florida Relays ... clocked a school-record time of 57.23 in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2010 European Championships ... placed second in the quarterfinals of the 400 meter hurdles at the NCAA East Regional with a time of 57.82 ... placed third in the 400 meter hurdles at the SEC Championships with a time of 58.07 ... won the 400 meter hurdles at the Alabama Relays (58.33) and Ole Miss Invitational (58.97) ... clocked a personal-best 53.41 in the 400 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold, ranking her fourth in the event in school history ... won the 400 meters with a time of 53.42 at the Rhodes Invitational ... Earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first-team honors ... SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... USTFCCCA All-Academic.

INDOOR: Named a USTFCCCA All-American in the 800 meters ... placed seventh in the 800 meters at the NCAA Championships with a finals time of 2:05.85 ... set the school record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.64 to finish fourth at the SEC Championships ... finished .04 seconds off her school-record time in the 600 meters with a 1:30.97 to place second at the Arkansas Invitational ... clocked a 55.06 in the 400 meters at the Arkansas State Kickoff Klassic, which ranks her fourth in the event in school history ... competed on the 4x400 meter relay squad that made it to the NCAA Championships, finishing 12th there with a time of 3:45.45 ... helped the 4x400 relay squad to a victory and the second-fastest time in school history with a 3:35.40 at the Notre Dame Last Chance Meet ... also helped the 4x400 team to a third-place finish with a 3:37.51 at the SEC Championships.

2009:

OUTDOOR: Selected as a member of the Division I U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team ... named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... finished as the runner-up in the 400 meter hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships with an NCAA regional mark of 57.96 to post the second fastest time in school history ... turned in a 21st place finish in the 400 meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships with a time of 58.77 ... competed in the 4x400 meter relay at the NCAA Championships ... named to the All-SEC second team ... ran the third leg of the 4x400 meter relay and helped the Rebels post the third fastest time in school history with an NCAA regional mark of 3:36.24 en route to a third place finish at the Florida Relays ... ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay and helped the Rebels post the second fastest time in school history with a mark of 3:34.69 en route to a fourth place finish at the MidEast Regional ... collected an NCAA regional mark of 59.46 in the 400 meter hurdles en route to the individual title at the Ole Miss Invitational ... collected the fourth fastest time in school history in the 800 meters with an NCAA regional time of 2:07.68 en route to a fifth place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... ran the final leg of the 1600 meter sprint relay team that helped Ole Miss finish in first with a time of 3:51.15 and claim its first Drake Relay relay title in school history ... finished in sixth place in the 400 meter hurdles at the MidEast Regional with a time of 58.72 ... claimed the individual title in the 400 meter hurdles at the Mississippi Open with an NCAA regional time of 59.87 ... earned an NCAA regional mark in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.14 en route to a third place finish at the Alabama Relays ... recorded the fourth fastest time in school history in the 400 meters with a mark of 54.40 on her to way an individual title at the Rhodes Invitational.

INDOOR: Selected to the All-SEC Indoor freshman team ... finished in 11th place at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 2:07.41 in the 800 meters ... set a new school record and finished in first place in the 600 meters with a time of 1:30.93 at the Arkansas Invitational ... finished in third place at the SEC Indoor Championships at set a new school record in the 800 meters with an NCAA provisional time of 2:05.38 ... won the individual title in the 800 meters with an NCAA provisional time of 2:05.74 at the Tyson Invitational ... ran the second leg of the 4x400 meter relay and helped the Rebels post the second fastest time in school history with a mark of 3:36.86 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... posted an NCAA provisional time of 2:07.89 in the 800 meters en route to a second place finish at the SEC/Big 12 Challenge ... finished in second place with a time of 2:11.36 in the 800 meters at the Kentucky Invitational.

2008:

OUTDOOR: Named to the SEC Freshman Honor Roll ... selected as a member of the SEC Outdoor All-Freshman Team ... posted an NCAA regional mark and the third fastest time in school history with a time of 59.79 en route to a sixth place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... selected to the USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic Track and Field Team ... member of the Rebel 3.0 Club.

BEFORE OLE MISS: Holds high school personal bests of 24.65 in the 200 meters and 54.45 in the 400 meters.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 16, 1987 ... daughter of Per-Arne and Eva Persson.

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