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2013 Women's Cross Country Roster

Rachel Islam

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

Competed in all events for Middle Tennessee in 2013 … Tied her best finish of 17th twice in 2013 at the PowerAde Invitational (Sept. 6) with a time of 12:43.75 and the Front Runner Invitational (Oct. 19) 11:54.27, her best two-mile time of the season … Her best 5K time came at the C-USA Championship (Nov. 2), also placing 76th … Opened the season with a 73rd place finish at the Belmont Invitational (Aug. 30) with a time of 21:49.67 … Ran the 5K Commodore Classic (Sept. 14) in 20:02.00 for 113th … Completed the Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 5) in 20:16.61 for 150th.

Finished season best 8th with a time of 12:26.67 at the PowerAde Invitational … Finished one other time in the top 15, a 15th place finish with a time of 12:10.80 at the FrontRunner Invitational.

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.

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 (Track & Field): 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 (Track & Field): 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.