Rachel Rice
Rachel  Rice

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
The Bolles

Event:
Distance


2015-16 Cross Country: Ran in four of six events … Placed 24th in the 5K at the ECU Pirate Invitational with a time of 21:10.61.

2014-15 Track and Field: Did not compete during the indoor season … Represented ECU in the 800 and 1,500-meter events during the outdoor season.

2014-15 Cross Country: Competed in two events … Placed 68th at the Covered Bridge Invitational with a time of 22:11.03 while taking 73rd at the Blue Ridge Invitational in 22:00.60.

2013-14 Track and Field: Did not compete during the indoor season … Ran in the 800 and 1,500-meter distances during the outdoor season, setting personal-best times in each event. 2013-14 Cross Country: Competed at five meets during her second season ... Improved her 5K time by over two-and-a-half minutes over the course of her first four races of the year ... Took 26th place with a time of 20:44.48 at UNC Wilmington's Seahawk Invitational ... Clocked a new personal-best 5K mark of 19:46.5 and finished 15th overall at the Pirate Invitational.

2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in the indoor 800-meter run and 1,000-meter run ... Registered a time of 2:31.97 in the 800-meter run at the Virginia Tech Invitational for a 15th-place finish ... Also ran in the 1,000-meter at the Virginia Tech Invitational and finished with a time of 3:23.17 ... Ran in the 800-meter, the 1,500-meter and 4x800-meter relay during the outdoor season ... Posted a career-best time of 2:24.96 in the 800-meter run at the Charlotte Invitational ... Tallied a personal-best time of 4:57.36 in the 1,500-meter run at the C-USA Outdoor Championships preliminaries ... Ran anchor for the 4x800-meter relay squad that placed seventh at the Sea Ray Relays with a time of 9:30.53.

2012-13 Cross Country: Participated in each of the first four meets of the season for Pirates ... Began her season with a 20:48.55 in finishing 26th at the 5K Seahawk Invitational ... Improved by nearly 27 seconds in the second meet of the season at the 5K Adidas XC Invitational (20:21.6) ... Had her high ranking of the season in finishing 16th at the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational (20:41.63) ... Ran a 25:28.32 in her only 6K event of the season in the green race at the Charlotte Invitational to finish 46th.

High School: Cross Country: A four-time state meet participant ... Her team was the runner-up in the state 2A meet in 2008 and 2010 ... Part of squad that earned the 2A state title in 2009 ... Earned the most improvement award as freshman ... Times Union Honorable Mention All-City Runner in 2009 ... Times Union Second Team All-City Runner in 2010 and 2011 ... Took home the school's lifetime letter as senior ... Was a four-year varsity cross country participant ... Honored with the title of team captain as a senior ... Ran cross country for Tony Ryan ... Track and Field: Led her team to a third-place finish in the state as a senior ... Was a four-year varsity track and field participant ... Earned the rookie-of-the-year as a freshman ... Was named most improved as a junior when she improved her 1,600m personal-record time from 5:35 to 5:18 ... Won award for being best all-around athlete ... Ran track and field for Dan Dearing ... Was a first or second team academic honor roll member all four years in high school ... One of 40 juniors selected from over 80 applications to serve as junior mentor.

Personal: Born Dec. 8, 1993 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Daughter of Dan and Julie Rice ... Has an older brother, David, and a younger sister, Frances ... Her father was a four-year tennis player at Clemson University ... Her brother is a varsity member of the crew team at Rollins College ... Majoring in elementary education.