Rachel Rice
Rachel  Rice


Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:

2013: 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.

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.

Personal: Intended academic major is elementary education ... Full name is Rachel Lee Rice ... 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 ... 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 (teaches fifth graders at Bolles what to expect in middle school).