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    Kira Soderstrom
    Kira Soderstrom

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Winter Park, Fla.

    High School:
    Winter Park

    Height:
    5-4

    Event:
    Distances

    Birthdate:
    05/02/1992

    04/18/2013

    Tong Runs 8th-Fastest 3000m SC All-Time By A Trojan Today At Mt. SAC

    Cal State L.A. Meet Canceled; Campus evacuated after bomb scare

    04/06/2013

    USC's Women's Relays Teams Rule At Florida Relays

    Selma, Kleinsasser, Ozorai and Conatser Shine At Cal State L.A. Invitational

    03/16/2013

    USC Continues Winning Ways At The Start Of The Track Season

    Trojans win eight more events at Northridge Invitational

    04/29/2012

    USC Splits Annual Dual Meet With UCLA

    Trojan women win fifth straight

    04/21/2012

    Nellum Posts NCAA-Leading 400m; Stewart & Brown Go 1-2 in 200m At Mt. SAC

    Hughes suffers left hamstring injury

    THIS SEASON: Junior Kira Soderstrom will compete in the distance races for USC, after running cross country in the fall.

    2013: Finished fourth with a PR of 11:14.41 in the 3000m steeplechase at the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on April 27...that time is good for 10th on USC's all-time list in the event. In the 2012 cross country season she finished 33rd with a time of 18:47.6 at the UC Irvine Invitational on Sept. 8. Was USC's fourth finisher and 12th overall with a time of 19:19.7 to help lead USC to victory at the Aztec Invitational on Sept. 15. Also competed at the 2012 Pac-12 XC Championships.

    2012: Soderstrom clocked a lifetime PR in the 1500m with a time of 4:39.49 midway through the season and recorded a season best in the 3000m SC at the dual meet with a time of 11:26.21. In the 2011 cross country season, she was one of the many bright spots on the young Trojan cross country team. She represented USC at the Pac-12 Championships and posted a time of 22:54. She finished 20th at the Northridge Invitational with a time of 22:40.26 to help the Trojans take second in the meet.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Soderstrom is a 2011 graduate of Winter Park High in Winter Park, Fla...Was a National Honor's Society student..She earned varsity letters in track and cross country for all four seasons, serving as both the track and the cross country team captain as a senior...Named to the All-Metro, All-District and All-Region cross country teams from 2008-10...Winter Park won the 4A Florida State Championship in 2009 with Soderstrom taking 16th individually. Her team was the state runner-up in 2008 and she placed 13th...Was the cross country team MVP as a senior...Named All-Metro, All-District, All-Region and All-State in track for the 2010 and 2011 seasons...At the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 2011, Soderstrom placed sixth in the the 1-Mile Emerging Elite and 22nd in the 2-Mile Champions race... At the FHSAA 4A State Track Championships placed seventh in the 1600m race in 2010 and 2011, took third in the 3200m race in 2011 and was part of the winning 4x800m realy in 2010...Was the track team MVP in 2011, the Iron Man Award winner in 2009 and the Coaches' Award in 2008...Soderstrom is the Winter Park High freshman and sophomore one-mile record-holder.

    PERSONAL: Kira was born on May 2, 1992 in New Jersey...Her parents are Lisa and Charles and she has two brothers, Erik and Charlie...She was a People to People Athletic Ambassador to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji in 2008...Graduated from the national Outdoor Leadership School in 2009...She was a National Merit Scholar and a Math Honors Society member...Kira is a Math/Economics major at USC...Lists her favorite actors as Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman...Favorite movies are Kung Pow Enter the First, Step Brothers, Tommy Boy and Happy Gilmore...Her hobbies include poetry and photography....Lists her favorite foods as syrup, pasta and chicken parmesan...Would like to one day travel to Japan...Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.