Simon Sorensen
Simon Sorensen
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Odense, Denmark
High School: Skyline HS '09
Position: XC/Distance
Experience: 2L*


Indoor Best at EWU

Mile 4:15.82 • 3,000m 8:44.85 • 5,000m 15:10.01

Outdoor Best at EWU

800m 1:55.55 • 1,500m 3:54.33 • 3,000m Steeplechase 9:21.14

2012-13: Indoor: Sorensen ran a time of 8:58.16 in the 3,000 at the UW Indoor Preview, placing 53rd. Outdoor: He ran his season-best time of 9:26.87 in the 3,000 steeplechase on two different occasions, including an 11th-place-finish at the BSC Outdoor Championships as well as an eight-place-finish in the open section at the Mt.Sac Relays. His best time in the 1,500 was 3:58.40, which came at the Beach Invitational.

2012 Cross Country: Redshirted.

2011-12: Redshirted.

2011 Cross Country: Competing as the No. 3 runner for the Eagles most of the season, Sorensen moved ahead as Eastern's top runner at the Big Sky Championships, finishing 19th with a time of 26:20.59. He also had three other top 25 finishes, including 25th at the Clash of the Inland NW (19:29 6K), 23rd at the Sundodger Invitational (25:06.77 8K) and 13th at the Montana Invitational (26:03 8K). He finished the season at the West Regionals In Palo Alto, Calif., where he placed 96th in the 10K run with a time of 31:24.

2010-11: Indoor: At the BSC Indoor Championships, Sorensen finished 12th in the mile with a time of 4:33.82. He also ran the 1,200 leg on the distance medley relay team that placed sixth at the Indoor Championships with a time of 10:28.91. Sorensen reached his personal best in the mile at the UW Invitational, clocking a time of 4:15.82 and placing 30th overall. He also ran the 1,200 leg on the distance medley relay team at the UW Invitational, which ran 10:06.28 to rank second all-time at Eastern. Outdoor: Sorensen finished 11th at the Big Sky Championships with a personal-best time of 9:21.14 in the 3,000 steeplechase. He also finished ninth in the 1,500, clocking a season-best time of 3:56.62.

2010 Cross Country: Sorensen finished 40th at the Big Sky Conference Championships with a time of 24:01.98. His time helped the Eagles finish in fifth place. He was 20th at the Inland NW Cross Country Classic with a time of 25:33.2. He also finished 19th at the Montana Invitational (26:31) and 57th at the Sundodger Invitational (25:50.38).

2009-10: Indoor: Sorensen was a member of both the distance medley relay and 4x400 relay teams at the BSC Indoor Championships. He ran the 800 leg on the distance medley relay, which placed fifth with a time of 10:15.19 to rank fourth all-time at Eastern. He was the anchor leg on the 4x400 that placed sixth with a time of 3:18.93. Sorensen had two indoor personal-best during his freshman season, including 8:44.85 in the 3,000 (UW Husky Classic) and 15:10.01 in the 5,000 (UW Invitational). That 5,000 time put him 10th all-time at Eastern. His best mile time of the season was 4:20.84 at the Idaho Vandal Collegiate. Outdoor: Sorensen placed 12th in two events at the BSC Outdoor Championships, the 1,500 (4:05.77) and the 3,000 steeplechase (9:53.26). He ran his season-best in the 800, clocking a time of 1:55.55 at the Pelluer Invite to place second. He also hit his personal-best of 3:54.33 in the 1,500 at the Oregon Relays, placing seventh. His season-best in the 3,000 steeplechase was 9:36.40 at the WSU Cougar Invitational.

2009 Cross Country: Sorensen finished 39th at the 2009 Big Sky Cross Country Conference Championships in Greely, Colo., where he had a time of 27:57.2 to help the Eagle men clinch a fifth-place finish. Sorensen competed in the NCAA West Regional Championships in Eugene, Ore., where he finished 146th (34:25.77). He was also chosen for the Fall Big Sky All-Academic team.

High School: Sorensen placed fifth at the 4A WIAA State Championships in cross country his senior year, running 15:30 on the 5,000 meter course. He had placed 14th and 24th in his previous two seasons at the 3A State Championships. In track, Sorensen placed eighth in the 800 at the 4A State Championships with a personal-best time of 1:54.81. During his junior year, he placed third in the 1,600 (4:19.39) and sixth in the 3,200 (9:24.05, personal-best) at the 3A State Championships. At the Brooks WA/OR Meet of Champions, He won the 1,600 with a personal-best time of 4:18.11.

Personal: Business major. Born 5/18/91 in Odense, Denmark. Parents are Jesper and Charlotte Sorensen.

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