THIS YEAR: Sophomore Sophia Racette begins her second season as a Trojan competing in distances. She is coming off a very strong cross country campaign in the Fall.
2016: She bounced back from an injury which kept her out of the cross country season as a freshman to compete at six meets during the track season. Her first collegiate race was the 3000m at the Trojan Invitational on March 18 and she had a time of 10:39.36. She posted a 1500m PR of 4:49.54 to place third at the Pacific Coast Meet on April 14. Set her 5000m PR of 18:50.96 at the Triton Invitational on Apirl 23.
HIGH SCHOOL: Racette graduated with the class of 2015 from Nerinx High School in St. Louis, Mo. She posted her personal best 1600 time in the 2014 Missouri State Track meet placing eighth with a time of 5:01.25. Other highlights from the 2014 State meet include a seventh-place finish in the 3200m and a fifth in the 4x800m. Racette placed 11th nationally, first for Missouri, in the girls two-mile at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet with a time of 11:07.60. She also was a four-time cross country all-state member, most recently pacing second in 2014. Individually, she was the 2014 Missouri state cross country-runner up.
PERSONAL: Sophia was born on September 27,1996 to Susan and Brad Racette...She has one sister, Bella...She was a member of Nerinx Hall High School National Honor Society…She was third on the national French exam... She is currently majoring in Human Biology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Art and Sciences... Hopes to run the NYC marathon after graduation...Her sports hero is Kara Goucher...She lists pineapple as her favorite food... Someday would like to travel to Australia.
CAREER BESTS: 800m - 2:19.52 1500m - 4:49.54 5000m - 18:50.96