Cross Country: 4 mile: 20:36 (Sept. 17, 2011), 8K: 25:43.99 (Sept. 30, 2011)
FRESHMAN (2011): Started his career with a bang as he led Tulsa at the Hurricane Festival with a four-mile time of 20:44 . . . finished seventh overall at the season-opening event . . . placed 17th at the Houston Duel with a season-best four mile of 20:36 . . . placed 93rd at the OSU Jamboree with a season-best 8K of 25:43.99 . . . ran an 8K of 25:48 at NCAA Pre-Nationals to finish 110th.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner in track and field at St. Louis University High School . . . also earned two letters in cross country and one letter in swimming . . . personal bests were - 4:13 in the 1,600m, 9:15 in the 3,200m and 15:26 in the 5K . . . finished fourth at the state cross country meet as a senior, and placed eighth junior year . . . named all-state in track senior and junior years . . . first team all-metro in cross country senior and junior years . . . St. Louis Dispatch Male Runner of the Year in 2010 . . . named second-team all-midwest region . . . 4x800m relay team won the state championship in 2010.
PERSONAL: Majoring in mechanical engineering . . . starting running at age 15 . . . has five siblings - Josh, Jackie, Peter, Mary and Lucas . . . son of Keith and Cheryl Rackers . . . born March 7, 1993.
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