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Sofia Oberg
Other Position: 800-1500
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lidingo, Sweden
High School: International HS
Experience: 2 Letters
  • Had an outstanding summer with her two best marks of 2011 coming after the end of the collegiate season
  • Ranks third on Cal's all-time performer list in the 800m and 1500m
  • Has competed at both the World Junior Championships and the World Youth Championships
  • Won Sweden's Under-20 Cross Country Championships title ...


Sophomore (2011): Racing in her native Sweden, recorded a time of 2:04.53 in the 800m and 4:17.72 in the 1500m (#3 all-time at Cal) over the summer ... improved her 800m PR to 2:03.93 at a meet in Karlstad, Sweden ... won the 1500m at the Big Meet in 4:21.60 ... qualified for the 1500m final at the Pac-10 meet but did not finish the championship race ... named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... did not race indoors. Freshman (2010): Set a season-best time of 2:05.27 in the 800m at Stanford ... also led the Bears in the 1500 with a time of 4:23.75 ... finished seventh in the 800m at the Pac-10 Championships (2:07.90) ... just missed earning a spot at the NCAA meet after placing 13th at the NCAA West Preliminaries in 2:06.22 (top 12 qualify) ... during the indoor campaign, was the MPSF runner-up in the 800m with a time of 2:06.40 ... also ran the third leg on Cal's school-record-setting DMR that finished in 11:19.93. Cross Country: Did not run in the fall of 2011 ... as a sophomore in 2010, ran in three races , with a best of 49th at the Pac-10 meet ... during her freshman year, finished 50th at the Pac-10 Championships ... also took 29th at the Stanford Invitational. High School: The Swedish champion in the 800m and owns a high school best time in the event of 2:03.99 ... a member of the Swedish National team since 2005. Personal: Born May 30, 1990, in Stockholm, Sweden ... parents are Björn and Ann Oberg, both of whom are lawyers ... played tennis for eight years and took ballet for seven years ... political economy major.

Career Best Marks
Event      Mark   Date
800m    2:03.93   Aug. 2, 2011
1500m   4:17.72   June 30, 2011
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