Women's Track

Rachael Forish
Rachael Forish


Arlington, Texas

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2008 (Track and Field): Indoor: Took fifth in the 3,000m run at the J.D. Martin Invite; Outdoor: Won the 1,500m at the UNT Classic; 2007 (Track and Field): Indoor: Competed in the Iowa State Classic and notched a 17th place finish in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 17:39.72... Also competed in the Conference USA Championships finishing eighth in the 5,000 meter run with a time of 17:36.02; 2006 (Cross Country): Recipient of 2006 NCAA All-American honors with a 35th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, posting a time of 21:24.5... 2006 NCAA South Central Regional Athlete of the Year after placing first in the Regional with a time of 20:30.4... 2006 Conference USA individual champion (17:14.54) and earned All-Conference USA first team honors after placing first in the league's championship meet, running the event in a time of 17:14.54... Posted four top-10 finishes prior to C-USA meet, including second-place finishes at the Rice Invitational (14:15.00) and Texas A&M Invitational (18:17), an eighth-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:02) and a 10th-place finish (20:40.8) at the Chile Pepper Festival; 2006 (Track and Field): Indoor: Took third in the 3,000-meter run (10:25.13) and sixth in the one-mile run at the Wes Kittley Invitational in a time of 5:13.31... Placed 17th in the 5,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic (17:21.40)... Took fifth place in the 5,000-meter run (17:19.17) and fourth in the one-mile run (5:01.63) at the Conference USA Indoor Championships.; Outdoor: Placed fifth in the 1,500-meter run at the Dr. Pepper Invitational with a time of 4:38.29... Claimed the individual title at the John Jacobs Invitational in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:47.31... Captured first place at the Mean Green Twilight in the 1,500-meter run with a season-best time of 4:31.66... Placed second at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships in the 1,500-meter run in a time of 4:35.73... Took sixth place in the 5,000-meter run at the Midwest Regionals (17:13.06) - received an at-large bid to the NCAA Outdoor Championships... Placed 20th in her qualifying heat (16.:27.52), just missing the finals; 2005 (Cross County): Started the season placing seventh with teammate Rachel Collins at Baylor Relays... Took medalist honors at Movin' Mavs Challenge... Named C-USA Cross Country Athlete of the Week for her efforts... Placed 44th at Roy Griak Invitational... Claimed first place at North Texas Invitational... Placed 55th at pre-national meet... Took fourth place in 5k run at C-USA Championships... Selected to the All-Conference USA first team... Finished seventh at NCAA South Central Regional and was selected to the All-Region first team... Lone Mustang runner at 6k race of NCAA Cross Country Championships, placing 104th; 2005 (Track and Field): Outdoor: Placed seventh in 3000-meter run at Arlington Invite... Finished ninth at Texas Relays in 1500-meter run... Took seventh in 5000-meter run at WAC Outdoor Championships; 2004 (Cross Country): WAC Freshman of the Year selection... Placed fifth in the Mean Green Opener - her collegiate debut... Ninth-place finish at the Stanford Invite... Placed fourth at the Murray Keating Invitational... Finished in 13th-place in the Chili Pepper Invitational... Took fourth place at the WAC Championships... First-team All-WAC selection... Ran in the NCAA Championships, finishing in 204th place; Prep: Graduated from Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas... Also participated in soccer; Personal: Majoring in accounting... Parents are John Holzer and Anne Forish... Has one sister, Samantha... Likes to hang out with friends... Favorite athlete is Vince Young... Likes vacation in St. Thomas... Enjoys watching football, both American and European.

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