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Rachel Baptista
  Rachel Baptista

RS Junior

Austin, Texas

High School:
Colorado University




Personal Bests

Cross Country: 2 mile: 11:16, 5K: 17:02.13, 6K: 21:32.77

2013: (Cross Country): Ran in five fall meets and finished third in her first meet with Tulsa in the Hurricane Festival two mile race with a time of 11:16 . . . won the Missouri Southern Stampede 5K with a time of 17:02.13 . . . placed 21st at the C-USA Championships 5K with a time of 17:59.16 and finished 45th at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 21:34.0 . . . earned on the C-USA Third Team All-Conference honors.

Prior to Tulsa: Transfer from Colorado University and placed fourth at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in 2012 . . . recorded a 14th-place finish at the Pac-12 Championship helping the Buffs win the inaugural Pac-12 Championships . . . named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team and earned the 2011-12 CU Female Freshman of the Year . . . placed 37th at the regionals and finished 63rd at the NCAA Pre-National Invitational and 170th at the NCAA National meet.

High School: An all-state selection in cross country after placing ninth at the Texas State Championship in 2010 and an honorable mention selection in her sophomore and junior seasons, placing 26th as a junior . . . also an all-state selection in track at Austin High School . . . she placed fourth in the 3,200-meter run as a senior, running a personal-best time of 10:40.44 . . . finished sixth in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11:13.74 and seventh in the 1,600 meters with a time of 5:07.79 in her junior season.

Personal: Majoring in exercise and sports science . . . daughter of Deborah Fleming and Frank Baptista . . . started running at age 11 . . . favorite musicians are Kanye West and Luke Bryan . . . born April 23, 1993.