Sophia Gorriaran Is Ready To Lace Up For The 757 Showdown

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2021 was a good year for Moses Brown's (RI) Sophia Gorriaran.

She was ranked in the top 15 in the nation from the 300m to the 1K during the indoor season. Gorriaran also qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the 800m and ran a 2:02.26 personal best in the first round. 

Now as a junior, she is ready to continue that success.

This weekend, she will compete at the 757 Showdown in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Potentially the biggest race of the meet for Gorriaran will be the 500m  where she will face University of Flordia's signee and the 2019 Pan American U20 400m champion Kayla DavisGorriaran will also contest in the mile for the first time this winter season.

Gorriaran had a chance to sit down with MileSplit's Olivia Ekpone to share what she's looking to accomplish at this meet and for the remainder of the indoor season.

Interview Segments:

  • Reflecting on her sophomore season (0:44)
  • How does she feel about what she's accomplished already in the sport  (1:28)
  • Her favorite accomplishment last year (2:14)
  • The motivation for this season and year (2:36)
  • What she's looking forward to accomplishing this weekend at the 757 Showdown (3:11)
  • How she feels about lining up against Kayla Davis in the 500m (3:52)
  • What's it going to take for Gorriaran to be the first person across the tape (4:44)
  • Her race strategy in the 500m (5:21)
  • Gorriaran's race strategy in the mile (5:40)
  • Does she feel more confident in the 500m or in the mile at this point in the season (6:20)
  • How she feels about the odd distances during the indoor season (6:42)
  • Her favorite odd distance event (7:40)
  • After running the 2:04 earlier this season, where does that put her confidence level at? (8:04)
  • What lacrosse has taught Gorriaran about herself (8:45)
  • How has lacrosse helped her with track (9:29)
  • Her goals for the indoor season (10:08)
  • Where her mindset is at in the 800m - what time is she striving for (11:12)
  • How she's feeling about the 757 Showdown (11:42)
  • What her practices look like leading up to this meet (12:28)
  • How does she like training in Austin in December (12:43)