Women's Cross Country

Silje Fjortoft
Silje Fjortoft


Orsta, Norway

High School:
Volda Vidaregaande



2011 (Sr.): Named to the USTFCCCA and C-USA All-Academic teams... Selected the C-USA Cross Country Athlete of the Year... Earned All-America honors at the National Championship, finishing 13th with a time of 19:58.10... Won the gold medal at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships on 11/12 with a time of 19:59.1... Named to the All-Conference First Team and the Conference Outstanding Senior on 10/31... Took first place at the C-USA Championships and set a conference record with a time of 16:06.8 on 10/31... Named C-USA Co-Athlete of the Week on 10/18... Took the gold medal at the Chile Pepper Festival on 10/15 with a time of 19:44.2... Named C-USA Athlete of the Week on 10/4... Won the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 16:54 on 9/30... Named C-USA Co-Athlete of the Week on 9/13... Took first place for the second consecutive meet with a time of 10:31 at the UT-Arlington 2-mile run on 9/10... Won the gold medal with a time of 13:16 at the North Texas Invitational 4k Run on 9/1.

2010: Redshirted.

2009 (Jr.): Named the South Central Region Athlete of the Year... Named to the NCAA South Central All Region Team... Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... Named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team... Competed in the NCAA Championships... Took eighth at the Notre Dame Cross Country Invitational 5K (16:58)... Placed seventh at the Chile Pepper Invitational 6K (5:40)... Was runner-up at the Conference USA Championships (18:01.6)... Won the South Central Region Championships 6K (20:29.7).

2008 (So.): Was named Conference USA Cross Country Athlete of the Year... Conference USA Champion at the Cross Country Championship...Won the Texas A&M Invitational... Finished sixth at the Notre Dame XC Invitational...Finished 19th at the 6K Chile Pepper Festival...named C-USA Athlete of the Week...Was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District women's track & field/cross country team... also received All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association and was named to the Conference USA Cross Country All-Academic Team.

2007 (Fr.): Named the NCAA South Central Region Athlete of the Year, Conference USA Cross Country Newcomer of the Year and C-USA Freshman of the Year after strong performances at NCAA Regionals and the C-USA Championships... Clocked a winning 6K time of 20:35 at Regionals, 11 seconds ahead of the field... A two-time C-USA Athlete of the Week selection... Took runner-up honors at the C-USA Championships with a 5K time of 17:46.0... Capped off her rookie campaign with a 49th-place finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships... Was the third freshman to cross the finish line, clocking a time of 21:11.00 on the 6K course.

Prep: Participated in several international events - the European Cup 2007, the World Championship 2007, and the Under-20 European Cup 2005; Personal: Daughter of Lill Sorensen and Ragnar Fjortoft... Also enjoys photography and watching track and field events.

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