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Rachel Bryan
Rachel Bryan

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Elk Grove, Calif.

High School:
Laguna Creek

Height:
5-6

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
10/05/1985

Experience:
2L


AS A JUNIOR (2007-08)
CROSS COUNTRY: Ran in three meets for the Green Wave, the nationally prestigious Chile Pepper Festival (10/13), the Conference USA Championship (10/27), and the NCAA South Central Region Championship (11/10)... Scored for the team at the C-USA Championship, helping the Wave to a sixth place finish.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07)
OUTDOOR & INDOOR: Redshirted
CROSS COUNTRY: Qualified for the NCAA South Central Regional by finishing 19th at the C-USA Championships (10/28)... Set a season-best 5K time of 18:59 at the conference championships and led Tulane to a sixth-place finish... Finished fourth at the Tulane Invitational (9/1) and third at the Southern Miss Invitational, behind fellow Green Wave runners Keriann Langley and Aubrey Phillips (9/8)... Her time of 22:29 at the Mississippi College Invitational gave her a second place finish and helped the team win the meet (10/14).

(2005-06)
OUTDOOR & INDOOR: Did not compete.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004-05)
OUTDOOR: The Wave's top distance runner, posting the team's top times in both the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs... Notched a time of 10:20.23 in the 3,000m at the Hurricane Invitational (4/16) and 17:59.74 in the 5,000m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (4/2).
INDOOR:The Wave's top finisher in the 3,000m at 10:30.69 at the C-USA Championships (2/25)... Also helped her team to ninth in the Distance Medley Relay at the league championships.
CROSS COUNTRY: Named the Louisiana Runner and Freshman of the Year... Tulane's top finisher in every race, including four top 10 finishes... Won the 67-runner Tulane Invitational (9/3) and the 78-runner USM Invitational (9/10) and also finished 10th at the 154-runner Notre Dame Invitational (10/1) with a 5K time of 18:30... Finished 28th at the NCAA Regional with a collegiate best 6K time of 21:50.

COLLEGIATE BESTS
Cross Country
5K: 18:30 (10/1/04)
6K: 21:50 (11/13/04)
Indoor
One Mile: 5:21.40 (2/18/05)
3000 Meters: 10:30.69 (2/25/05)
Outdoor
1500 Meters: 4:54.17 (4/13/05)
3000 Meters: 10:20.23 (4/16/05)
5000 Meters: 17:59.74 (4/2/05)

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top high school distance runners in the country... A two-time state cross country champion for California's District I and was named the Cross Country Runner of the Year for California twice (2002 and 2003)... Also finished eighth in the state as a sophomore... Helped the Cardinals to the league cross country title and the state finals as a senior... On a national level, Bryan was twice named Nike USA High School Athlete of the Week and was invited to the USA Olympic Development Camp twice... Finished 16th in the Footlocker National Cross Country Championship in 2002 and 18th in 2003... Holds school records in the 1,500m, the 1,600m, the 3,000m and the 3,200m... Also holds the Laguna Creek records in the three miles and the 5K in cross country... A two-time selection to the California State Athletic All-Academic Team and a multiple recipient of the California Governor's Scholars Program Award.

PERSONAL
Born October 5, 1985, in Kansas City, Mo... Daughter of Wes and Janet Bryan... Maintained a 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school.