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Racheal Marchand
Racheal Marchand

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valparaiso, IN

High School:
Valparaiso

Event:
Distance

Career Highlights -- four-time all-American... two-time all-region honoree... 2008 NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Champion and Athlete of the Year... Iowa's nominee for 2009 Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year.

2009 -- Indoor - all-American, placing third in 5,000 meters (15:59.44) at NCAA Championships... runner-up at Big Ten Championships in 5,000 meters with a team-leading, collegiate best and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 15:55.70... that mark ranks fifth in the nation and third in Iowa school history... anchored distance medley relay to third-place finish at Big Ten Championships with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 11:27.34... that relay time ranks third in school history... placed second in 5,000 meters and Iowa State Classic (16:18.23)... ran collegiate-best 3,000 meters (9:35.25) at Meyo Invite, which ranks eighth in school history and led team... Iowa's nominee for Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year... letterwinner.

2008 -- Indoor - ran mile (5:04.90) at Jack Johnson Classic, 3,000 meters (10:08.38) at Meyo Invite and 5,000 meters (17:03.79) at Husky Classic... Outdoor - all-American, placing eighth in 10,000 meters at NCAA Championships with a collegiate-best 34:05.87... that mark ranks sixth in school history... NCAA provisional qualifier in 10,000 meters (34:11.98) and NCAA regional qualifier in 5,000 meters (16:27.02)... the 5,000-meter time ranks sixth in school history... ran second leg on school-record setting 6,400-meter relay (19:15.42)... placed fourth in 10,000 meters (34:11.48) and fifth in 5,000 meters (16:40.03) at Big Ten Championships... won 5,000 meters (16:27.02) at Musco Twilight X... runner-up in 1,500 meters (4:31.23) at Iowa Invite... letterwinner... Cross Country - all-American, placing fifth with a collegiate-best 19:54 at NCAA Championships... broke the 20-minute mark in a 6,000-meter race for the first time in her career at the NCAA meet... NCAA Midwest Regional champion, winning the race in 20:32... earned NCAA Midwest Region Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year honors for her performance... placed third at Big Ten Championships (20:28)... ran collegiate bests in 3,000 meters (10:25) at Hawkeye Invite and 5,000 meters (16:15) at Auburn Invite... those times rank third and second, and her best 6,000-meter time ranks second in school history... named Big Ten Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week Oct. 7... was Iowa's top finisher in six races... team earned USTFCCCA academic all-America honors... letterwinner.

2007 -- Indoor - placed 11th in 5,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (17:04.29) and 13th at Cyclone Classic (17:19.60)... placed 31st in 3,000 meters (10:13.79) at Meyo Invite... Outdoor - placed sixth in 5,000 meters (16:27.72) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors... ran 16:41.35 in 5,000-meter prelims at NCAA Championships... NCAA provisional qualifier in 10,000 meters with season-best 34:50.37 for third place at Big Ten meet... qualified for NCAA regional in 5,000 meters (16:35.04) at Drake Relays... placed third in 3,000 meters (9:45.50) at Musco Twilight IX, which ranks ninth in school history... letterwinner... Cross Country - redshirted.

2006 -- Indoor - placed 11th in 3,000 meters (10:01.58) at Big Ten Championships... Outdoor - placed seventh in 5,000 meters (17:17.01) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors... qualified for regional meet in 5,000 meters (16:48.07)... provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in 10,000 meters (34:51.68), leading team in that event... placed eighth in 10,000 meters (34:51.68) and 11th in 5,000 meters (16:48.07) at Big Ten Championships... placed 14th in 5,000 meters (17:10.29) at Drake Relays... placed fifth in 3,000 meters (10:01.49) at Iowa Musco Twilight VIII... won 3,000 meters (10:28.45) at Shamrock Invite... letterwinner... Cross Country - all-American, placing 30th (21:18) at NCAA Championships... placed ninth at NCAA regional (21:07), earning all-region honors... placed 12th at Big Ten Championships (21.05), earning second team all-Big Ten honors... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2005 -- Indoor - placed 20th in mile (5:12.34) at Minnesota Invite... Outdoor - placed 27th in 5,000 meters (18:08.54) and ran season-best 1,500 meters (4:41.96) at Big Tens... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed 18th (21:38) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors... placed 22nd at Big Tens (21:59), 31st at Willamette Invite (18:11) and sixth at Hawkeye Invite (10:53)... placed 72nd (21:41) at NCAA Pre-Nationals... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2004 -- Cross Country - competed in five races... ran season best 6,000 meters (21:45:07) for 41st place at NCAA regional... placed 21st at Big Ten Championships and 28th (18:18:30) at Murray Keatinge Invite... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

High School -- all-American, placing 10th at Footlocker National Cross Country meet and fourth at regional meet senior year... won two conference titles... four-time all-conference and all-state, earning three all-area honors... two-time team MVP... team captain senior year... set school records in 800 meters (2:15), 3,200 meters (10:45) and cross country 4,000 meters (14:12)... coaches were Karen DeVries, Mick Cavanaugh and Jim McCall.

Personal -- born December 23, 1985... daughter of Hector and Debbie Marchand... interdisciplinary studies major.

Marchand's Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 4:31.23 Iowa Invite 4/19/08
Mile (I) 5:04.90 at Jack Johnson Classic 1/26/08
3,000 Meters (I) 9:35.25 at Meyo Invite 2/7/09
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:25 Hawkeye Invite 8/29/08
4,000 Meters (CC) 14:48 Hawkeye Triangular 9/10/04
5,000 Meters (I) 15:55.70 at Big Ten Championships 3/1/09
5,000 Meters (CC) 16:15 at Auburn Invite 10/4/08
6,000 Meters (CC) 19:54 at NCAA Championships 11/24/08
10,000 Meters (CC) 34:05.87 at NCAA Championships 6/12/08
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