Rachel Rice
Rachel Rice

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
The Bolles

Position:
Distance


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