Women's Cross Country

Sophie Mateu
Sophie Mateu
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
High School: Royal High School
Position: Distance

2014 Outdoor: Placed third in the 5,000 meters at the Brown Springtime Open … Placed sixth in the 5,000 meters at the Brown Invitational.

2013-14 Indoor: Competed at the USATF New England Indoor Championship placing sixth in the 5,000 with a personal best time of 18:35.00 … Placed third in the 5,000 at the Brown University Invitational with a time of 18.46.76 … Also competed in the 3,000 meter distance at the URI Invitational, finishing fifth in a time of 10:58.01.

2013 XC: Recorded a time of 22:58.98 at the Dartmouth Invitational… Placed 36th at the Iona Meet of Champions with a time of 23:56.68… Recorded a time of 22:45 at the Paul Short Invitational… Placed 17th at the Rothenberg Run with a time of 18:40.1  

2012-13: Placed fourth in the 3000m at the Brown University Alden Invitational…Finished 32nd at the Brown University Rothenberg Invitational for Cross Country.

Before Brown: A four-year varsity letterwinner and two-year team captain in both cross country & track & field at Royal High School ... During her senior cross country season, Mateau placed 10th at CIF Preliminaroes (93 runners), and was an All-Ventura County and All-Marmonte League second team selection ... Finished in fourth (winner of senior race) at Ojai Invitational (197 runners) and received the Scholar Athlete Award and Coaches Award ... During her junior XC season, she was the Ventura County Junior Runner of the Year, and was an All-Ventura County and All-Marmonte League first team honoree ... She was the most valuable runner and was a recipent of the Scholar Athlete Award ... In track that season, she received the Most Valuable Award, and earned first in the 3200 at Camarillo Invitational and was fourth in the 3200m at the Don Green Invitational.

Personal: Sophie Mateu is the daughter of Michel and Julie Mateu of Simi Valley, California … Has one sister, Emilie … Her father, Michel, was part of the French team that won the French Judo National title … Was the Class Valedictorian and Class Treasurer at Royal High School … A member of the National Honor Society and Vice President of the French National Honor Society as well as a California Scholarship Federation honoree … Also enjoys traveling and theatre … Her concentration is undeclared. 

Personal Records:
5000m (XC): 18:34
3 mile (XC): 17:47
3200m: 11:12
3000m: 10:41.29
1600m: 5:16