Women's Cross Country

Rachael Forish
Rachael Forish


Arlington, Texas

High School:



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 Country): 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.

2004 (Cross Country): WAC Freshman of the Year...placed fourth at the WAC Championships (17:28.24), helping SMU to its first women's team championship...placed fifth in the Mean Green Opener in 18:24...finished ninth at the Stanford Invite (14:08)... Ran 17:17 in the Murray Keating Invite, good for fourth overall...took 13th at the Chili Pepper Invite running for a time of 21:10.7.

Prep: Lettered four years in high school...was the four time district champion in the 3200m and 1600m...regiona champ in 2002 and 2003...a FootLocker All-American...placed second in Texas in the 3200m in 2003...named to the All-State team in 2002 and 2003...named the Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Runner of the Year" in 2002...also lettered in soccer.

Personal: Daughter of John Holzer and Anne Forish...Has one sister...majoring in accounting.

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