Amelia Opsahl
Amelia Opsahl
  • Year:
  • Hometown:
    Chesterfield, NH
  • High School:
  • Major:
    Foreign Languages
  • College:
    Claremont McKenna


TFRRS Results

2023-24 (Junior)
Ran in four races for the Athenas ... Came in 28th place out of over 100 runners at the SCIAC Championships with a 24:06.0 ... Had a PR for a 6K at the Master's University Invitational with a 23:08.9 ... Clocked an 18:57.7 in a 5K at the UC Riverside Invitational. 

2022-23 (Sophomore)
Ran in two races for the Athenas, missing the middle part of the season before returning for the SCIAC Championships ... Finished 27th at SCIACs in 23:30.5, despite it being her first race in almost two months ... Finished 12th at the Redlands Invitational to start the year, running a 17:49.9 over 4.5K. 

2021-22 (First-Year)

SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Ran in four races for the cross country team in the fall, earning top-30 finishes in all four ... Came in 24th at the SCIAC Championships with a time of 23:35.0 ... Also was 24th at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational with a time of 23:24.6 ... Broke 19 minutes in a 5K race, finishing in 18:56.6 at the UC Riverside Invitational.

Prior to CMS
Attended Keene High School in New Hampshire, where she was a member of the cross country and track and field teams and served as a team captain ... Was a state qualifier and conference champion ... Earned Keene's Coach's Award, Outstanding Freshman Award, MVP, and Most Improved Award ... Helped Keene to a conference championship, and qualifications for the divisional championships, state championships, and New England championships ... Class Saludictorian ... Academic awards included Scholar-Athlete, High Honor Roll, Dartmouth Book Award, St. Michael's Book Award, Excellence in English (9, 11, 12), National Honor Society, and World Language Honors Society ... Extracurricular activities included Student Council, Class Council, Student-Athlete Leadership Council, Interact (community service club through the Rotary), French Club, Yearbook Club, Junior Lion's Club, Community Kitchen volunteer, and volunteer at her church.

Attends Claremont McKenna, where she majors in foreign languages ... Both parents were collegiate athletes ... Father, Alan, played basketball at the University of Chicago, and mother, Alyson, was on the cross country and track and field team at Smith College ... Older brother, Alex, competes on the track and field team at the University of Rochester ... Lists Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty as her favorite book ... Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the public figure she most admires ... Chose CMS for the "Great team dynamics!! Everyone on the team is very friendly and it is a close-knit community." 

Amelia Opsahl posed shot

News Mentions

CMS Women's Cross Country Dominates for 13th Straight SCIAC Title

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti repeated as the individual champion, and the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's cross country team had the top...

October 28, 2023

Athenas Cross Country Wins Pre-Nationals with Dominant Performance

NEWVILLE, Pa. - Natalie Bitetti finished second, Elle Marsyla finished fifth, and all five scorers were in the top 20, as the eighth-ranked...

October 7, 2023

Athenas Cross Country Finishes a Strong Second at The Master's Invitational

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Natalie Bitetti (second), Elle Marsyla (fifth) and Riley Capuano (sixth) each earned top-10 finishes as the Claremont-Mudd...

September 23, 2023