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Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles
High School
Kolegio Alejandro Paula
Indoor Class

Matthew Sophia’s TFRRS profile (for top performances and meet results)

1x USTFCCCA Second Team All-American
SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week 2x (02/21/23, 04/11/23)

LSU All-Time Top 10 Performance List
No. 8: Indoor 60-Meter Hurdles (7.75aa, 2023 Red Raider Open)
No. 10: Outdoor 110-Meter Hurdles (13.59, 2023 NCAA Outdoor Championships)

Had a stellar collegiate season to open up his outdoors career at LSU… finished 12th in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a PR and No. 10 time in LSU performance list history of 13.59 seconds… qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 110m hurdles, recorded and all conditions PR of 13.53 seconds (+3.2 m/s) in the opening round… finished top-five in hurdles at the SEC Outdoor Championships… recorded a 100 meter PR of 10.49 seconds at the LSU Battle on the Bayou… finished second at the Hurricane Invitational in the 110m hurdles to open the season… took fifth in the hurdles at the Texas Relays… finished first at the LSU Lloyd Wills Invitational in the hurdles… recorded a second-place finish in the 110m hurdles at the always loaded LSU Alumni gold… USTFCCCA Second Team All-American (110mH)… SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week 1x (04/11).

Closed out his first indoor season at LSU with an 11th-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the SEC Indoor Championships… recorded a 60m hurdle time of 7.73 seconds (7.75 adjusted for altitude), which ranks eighth in LSU performance list history and earned a third-place finish… opened the season with a first-place finish at the LSU Purple Tiger… took fifth at the Razorback Invitational… finished first at the LSU Twilight… SEC Men’s Freshman of the Week 1x (02/21).

PRIOR TO LSU – Kolegio Alejandro Paula
Two-time World Athletics U20 Championships finalist… bronze medalist at the 2022 World U20 Championships in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 13.34 seconds… two-time European U20 Championships medalist… took silver in the 110m hurdles and 4×100-meter relay at the 2022 Europen U20 Championships… held a PR of 13.15 seconds in the 110m hurdles (99.0 cm) from 2021… in high jump, held a personal-best of 2.05 meters.

Born on December 17, 2003, in Willemstad, Netherlands Antilles… son of Kurt and Gladys Sophia… has one sibling, Withme… plans to pursue a degree in sport administration at LSU.

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