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Steven Solomon
Position: Sprints
Other Position: Sprints
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
High School: Cranbrook School
Major: Human biology
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*Olympic finalist*

*Two-Time All-American*

Career Best (thru end of the 2014 collegiate season):

400 Meters: 44.97

Stanford Record Book:

400 Meters: 1st
400: 2nd
4x400 Relay: 8th
Distance Medley Relay: 3rd

At Stanford: The 2012 Olympic finalist led Stanford to the distance medley relay title at the 2014 NCAA indoor championships.

2014 Season: Outdoors - Broke the Stanford record in the 400 while winning the Australian national championship in Melbourne on April 3, running 45.36 while wearing a Stanford uniform ... earned a spot on Australia's Commonwealth Games team with that time ... finished second at the Pac-12 Championships in 45.79 ... suffered a hamstring strain in that race that kept him from competing at the NCAA West Prelims ... won the 400 at the Big Meet and anchored Stanford to the 4x400 relay victory (3:12.07) ... won the sophomore Block 'S' honor at the Stanford Athletic Board award. Indoors - Gave Stanford the lead for good with a 45.75 split for 400 in the distance medley relay at the NCAA indoor championships, allowing the Cardinal win the title in 9:37.63, on March 14 in Albuquerque, N.M. ... teamed with Marco Bertolotti, Luke Lefebure, and Michael Atchoo on the team ... took the baton in second, but had the fastest split by more than a second over anyone else in the field and had a two-second advantage overall all but three on that leg ... declined an individual 400 berth at the indoor nationals to stay fresh for the DMR ... won the MPSF title in the 400 in 46.24, his indoor personal best ... ran the second leg on Stanford's fourth-place 4x400 at the MPSF Championships (3:12.20) ... won the invite 400 at the Husky Classic in 46.42, the No. 2 indoor mark in Stanford history, on Feb. 15 ... won the invite 500 in a school and meet record 1:01.44 to win the Penn State National, on Feb. 1  ... the time was the third-fastest in the world to that point and the fastest by a collegian ... ran the second leg on Stanford's winning 4x400 relay at the Husky Classic, for the No. 8 indoor time ever at Stanford ... ran the 400 leg of the second place DMR at Penn State, running a 45.8 split ... the team time of 9:28.95 was No. 3 in school history.

2013 Season: Outdoors - Set a Stanford freshman record and vaulted to No. 3 on the school's all-time list in the 400 with a season best of 46.12 at the Pac-12 Championships ... finished third in the race while competing against two other 2012 Olympians ... earned second-team All-America honors after running 46.41 in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships ...  had the seventh-fastest time at the NCAA West Prelims (46.59) ... broke 47 seconds in all five open 400 races ... made collegiate debut winning the Big Meet ... also anchored the 4x400 to victory at the Big Meet and to seventh in the Pac-12's (3:10.56) ... one of seven 2012 Olympic finalists to compete in collegiate track and field. Indoors - Did not compete.

2012 Olympics: At age 19, reached the 2012 Olympic final in the 400 meters, finishing eighth in 45.14 in London ... qualified seventh with a personal record of 44.97 in the semifinals ... became the first Australian man in 24 years to reach an Olympic 400 final ... opened with a personal best of 45.18 in the first round ... ran on Australia's 4x400 that ran 3:03.17 in the first round and failed to advance to the final.

2013 World Championships: Led off the Australia 4x400 relay team that finished eighth in the final of the worlds in Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 16, running 3:02.26 ... his split was 45.3.

National/International: Won Australia national 400 championships in 2011 and 2012 ...led off with a 45.25 split from lane eight to help Australia (3:02.26) finish eighth at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia ... earned a bronze medal at the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain, running a personal record 45.54 ... broke a 30-year-old national junior record in 2011 ... was part of the Australian 4x400 team that competed at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, and finished fifth in its heat in 3:01.56 and failed to reach the final ... his 44.97 ranked him No. 21 on the 2012 world performance list ... was second at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, in 46.24 ... also ran in the 2013 Morton Games in Dublin, Ireland, finishing third in 46.18.

High School/Club: Competed for the Randwick Botany Harriers where he was coached by Ukrainian-born Fira Dvoskina ... has a best of 53.75 in the 400 hurdles ... won the 2009 Under-17 All-Schools Championship in the 400 ... did not begin formal track training until 2009 ... also trained at the New South Wales Institute of Sport in Sydney and the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

Personal: Plans a career in medicine, like his father, Michael, a South African-born orthopedic surgeon ... born in Vaucluse, New South Wales, Australia ... captained the Australian junior soccer team that competed in the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel ... also a talented surfer ... was named the Maccabi New South Wales junior Sportsman of the Year in 2009 and Sportsman of the Year in 2011.