Middle Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Freehold, N.J.
High School: Freehold Township



2017 Outdoor: Competed at five events…placed 7th in the 800m (2:20.93) at the Maryland Invitational (3/18)…ran the 800m in 2:19.53 at the Colonial Relays (3/30-4/1)…had a top 15 finished in the 800m (2:18.21) at the Virginia Quad (4/8)…ran a career best 2:18.02 for 10th in the 800m during the Hopkins Invitational (4/14)…placed 11th in the 800m (2:18.61) at the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/5).

2017 Indoor: Competed at two events…ran the 800m in 2:23.76 at the Armory Track Invitational (2/3-4)…ran a season best 2:21.51 in the 800m at the SPIRE NCAA D1 Indoor Track Meet (2/10-11).

2016 Cross Country: Academic All-Big Ten…competed at the Salty Dog Invitational, finishing in 24:28.71 (9/10). 

2016 Track: Did not compete this season

Before Maryland: Ran for Freehold Township High School…earned All-American honors four times, three for the 4x800m and one time for the distance medley relay…won the 2014 New Balance Indoor Nationals for the 4x800m…finished second in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals…holds the New Jersey state record in the indoor and outdoor 4x800m…possesses the Monmouth County record for the outdoor 800m…holds multiple Freehold Regional high school records…won the 800m at the 2014 NJSIAA Sectionals Central Group IV…notched wins at the 2014 Indoor and Outdoor Monmouth County Championships…won the 2013 and 2014 Merli Invitational…participated in the Championship of America finals for 4x800m at the Penn Relays in 2013 and 2014…participated in the Milrose Games in 2014…lists personal bests of 1600m – 4:59.86, 800m – 2:11.21, 400m – 11:10.15, 5000m – 18:37.86.

Personal: Daughter of Douglas and Maureen Bracher…wrote for her school newspaper in high school…lists her sports hero as Steve Prefontaine.

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