Cristian Soratos

Birthday: 09/26/92 Mile PR: 3:54.23 (indoors) - 2017
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:36.73 - 2017
High School: Salinas HS
Hometown: Salinas, CA
College: Montana State University
Current Residence: Bozeman, MT

Cristian Soratos won the inaugural 2018 South Carolina TrackFest Mile in 3:56.21, an outdoor personal record and just missing the state record.

The California native made a significant breakthrough by winning the men's invitational Mile at the 2017 Millrose Games, with a personal record time of 3:54.23 (#5 performance indoors, tie, for the year). Later, the rising star captured second in the Mile at the 2017 USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, with a time of 3:59.56 (altitude). He aslo placed 3rd at the 2016 Festival of Miles in St. Louis, clocking 3:57.39.

On January 16, 2015 at the Montana State Open in Bozeman at an elevation of 4,926 ft, Soratos ran 4:05 for the Mile, which converts to a 3:56. Many were skeptical of Soratos ability to run a true sub-4 Mile, however at the Husky Classic in Washington the following month, Soratos ran an NCAA leading time of 3:55.27 to prove his doubters wrong.

At the 2015 NCAA Indoor T&F Championships, Soratos placed runner-up in a gutsy race behind the king of NCAA track Edward Cheserek. Following his 2015 outdoor season, Soratos signed with adidas, and in his first fall season as a pro, Cristain added to his sub-4 Mile list by placing 4th at the HOKA ONE ONE Long Island Mile with a time of 3:58.70.

Under the guidance of coach Chris Zepeda at Hartnell College, Soratos dedicated himself to becoming the best he could be and built up the strength and endurance to be competitive on the national level. In the fall of 2012, Soratos took his talents to the Division 1 college Montana State University.



Soratos navigates tumultuous pro year

February 18, 2017

“I’m definitely more comfortable and I’m more confident in races and my ability, how they are run and how I need to run it."

By Michael Appelgate, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Living in picturesque Big Bear Lake, California and descending the San Bernardino Mountains paints an exciting picture for...

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Former MSU track star Soratos adjusting to professional career

March 11, 2016

“I made such a breakthrough last year here in Bozeman, training with Lyle. … So I figured if it’s working, why change anything?"

By Michael Applegate, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

The competition was fierce. The stages were bigger. Cristian Soratos had just himself to keep his nerves in check.

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Miler Christian Soratos Looking Forward to Pro Career

June 10, 2015

The 2015 NCAA Indoor Mile runner-up advances to 1500m final at NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships; looks forward to post-collegiate career.

By Parker Gabriel, Bozeman Daily Chronicle Sports

The NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will mark the conclusion of Cristian Soratos’...

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Cristian Soratos finds stride at Montana State

March 13, 2015

“Whether it’s Salinas, Hartnell or Montana State, I want to give back to that community in the very end."

By Christopher Chavez,

Cristian Soratos’ family is loud.

They were the loudest at the Montana State University Invitational on Feb. 6. His grandparents, Teresa and Arturo...

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Cristian Soratos: The Unlikely NCAA Mile Leader

March 10, 2015

The Montana State University senior burst onto the scene with a 3:55.27 Mile.

By Matthew Hoffman, Running Times

Cristian Soratos of Montana State University wasn’t surprised when ran a 3:55.27 Mile at the University of Washington on Feb. 14, his first time under 4:00.

“I knew that I was in...

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Soratos credits teammates for breakthrough season

February 23, 2015

Montana State Bobcat leads NCAA indoor Mile list with 3:55.27

Michael Appelgate, Bozeman Daily Chronicle Sports Writer

It’s not uncommon to see Cristian Soratos yelling in excitement after a successful race.

He crossed the finish line Friday evening at Worthington Arena and immediately...

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