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2013-2014 Women's Track Roster


Rachel Islam

Class: SR
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5-8
Previous School: Innisdale SS
Hometown: Barrie, Ontario

2013-14
Indoor:
Three top 10 finished in the 800-meter, highlighted by a first place finish at the Christmas Invitational Dec. 7 (2:13.86) … Best time in the 800m came at the Vanderbilt Invitational Jan. 25 (2:12.48, 8th) … Placed fifth at the Blazer Invite in the 800 with a time of 2:13.88 Jan. 11 … Finished 26th in the 400-meter at the Auburn Invitational with a time of 1:00.36 … Member of the 4x440-yard relay team that placed second at the Christmas Invite (3:58.39) … Part of the distance medley relay team that placed finished first at the Edward S. Temple Classic (12:33.96) … Third member of the DMR team that finished second at the Blazer Invite with the best time of the season (12:00.89).

Outdoor: Named to the Conference USA Women’s Track & Field All-Academic team … Competed in the 800-meter, 1,500-meter and was a member of various 4x400-meter relay and distance medley relay teams … Ran a season-best 2:12.01 seconds in the 800-meter C-USA Outdoor Championship preliminaries, qualifying for the finals … Finished sixth overall in the 800 (2:14.64) … Placed third in the 800 at the Coach “O” Invitational (2:19.24) … Helped the distance medley relay team finish second at the Tennessee Relays with a season-best 12:19.24.

2012-13
Indoor:
Lone personal best was set in the 400-meter dash, when she was No. 12 at the Rod McCravy Memorial with a time of 1:00.94 … Took first in the 800-meter dash at the Christmas Invitational (2:17.58) and second at the Valentine Invitational (2:17.34) … Earned team points for her performance at the SBC Championships, where she was fifth in the 800 finals, finishing in 2:16.89.

Outdoor: Her time of 2:13.18 in the 800-meter prelims at the SBC Championships set a personal best, though she finished sixth in the finals (2:16.56) … Was fourth in the mile run at the Rhodes Invitational, running a time of 5:29.04 … Set a personal best in the 10,000-meters at the Sea Ray Relays, finishing in 35:47.01.

2011-2012
XC:
Competed in six meets in 2011 ... Began the season by running a four-mile 16:30.67 and placing 56th at the Belmont Opener ... Clocked a two-mile time of 12:26 to finish 29th at the PowerAde Invitational ... Best 5k time came at the Commodore Classic where she ran a 19:57.80 and finished 68th ... Posted a time of 20:11.89 at the 5k Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 244th ... Best overall finish came at the Front Runner Invitational where she finished seventh while running a two-mile 12:32 ... Capped the season with a 5k time of 20:09.20 to finish 49th at the Sun Belt Championships.

Indoor: Recorded a time of 5:26.04 in the mile run while placing 22nd at the Sun Belt Championships ... Clocked a 2:16.68 in the 800 meters at the conference championships ... Captured a runner-up finish in the 800 meters at the Blue Raider Invitational in 2:18.72 ... Logged a personal-best time of 2:14.96 while finishing 15th in the 800 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Finished third in the mile run at the MT Christmas Invitational with a time of 5:25.02 ... Set a new personal-best in the mile run, placing ninth in 5:16.20 at the MTSU Invitational.

Outdoor: Ran a 1:03.93 in the preliminaries of the 400-meter hurdles at the Sun Belt Championships ... Placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Coach "O" Invitational while running a personal-best 1:03.57 ... Captured a fifth-place result at the Vanderbilt Invitational in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:03.74 ... Posted a new personal-best in the mile run, crossing the finish line in 5:21.06 at the Rhodes Open Meet ... Also set a personal-best in the 2,000-meter steeplechase, logging 2:10.06 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.

2010-11
XC:
Competed in all six meets as a freshman ... Finished 14th at the UTC PowerAde Invitational with a two-mile time of 12:05 ... Posted a season-best 5k time of 19:35.94 at the Greater Louisville Classic while finishing 230th ... Placed 23rd at the UTC Front Runner Invitational with a season-best two-mile time of 11:58.

Indoor: Ran to a sixth-place finish with the DMR team at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships in a time of 12:40.56 ... Also ran to a 13th finish in the 800 meters at the Championships ... Set a personal-best time of 2:17.85 in the 800 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial in a 16th-place effort ... Took second in the 800 meters in 2:22.17 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Came in 10th in the 800 meters in 2:19.32.

Outdoor: Finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships with a final time of 1:05.47 ... Clocked a personal-best time of 1:05.37 in the preliminary round of the 400-meter hurdles at the SBC Championships ... Took ninth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:06.56 at the Memphis Invitational ... Came in fifth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:06.79 at the Boston-Moon Classic ... Ran a season-best time of 2:19.84 in the 800 meters at the Tiger Track Classic.

High School: Ran cross country and track under Joe Denes at Innisdale SS ... Also played soccer at Innisdale ... Placed fourth as an individual and as a team at the 2006 OFSAA Cross Country meet ... Took eighth at the 2008 OFSAA Cross Country meet ... Finished fourth in the 3,000 meters at the 2008 OFSAA Track and Field meet ... Holds personal-best times of 59.04 in the 400 meters, 2:14.58 in the 800 meters and 4:51 in the 1,500 meters ... Was named an Ontario Scholar.

Personal: Rachel Leigh Islam ... Born June 15, 1992 ... Daughter of David and Debbie Islam ... Mother, Debbie, was a competitive figure skater, taking third place at the 1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships ... Major is currently undeclared.