Maryland Track & Field BIO
Rachelle Alexander
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Rachelle Alexander 1540843
Position: Middle Distance
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: American Heritage


2016 Outdoor: Academic All-Big Ten...competed at nine events...ran the 400m, 800m and relay events...took second in the 4400 relay at UCF Black and Gold Challenge (3/18-19)...helped 4x400 relay take first (3:46.91) and finished third in the 800 (2:17.71) at the Maryland Invitational...member of first place 4x400 relay (3:53.93) at Lou Onesty Invite (4/9)...ran a season-best 2:14.86 in the 800 to take fifth at the Morgan State Legacy Meet (4/22-23)...posted time of 2:15.84 in the 800 at the Big Ten Championships (5/13-15). 

2016 Indoor: competed in two events...took 7th in the 600 meter run (1:40.95) at Terrapin Invitational (1/30)...finished 30th in 600 (1:38.82) at SPIRE Invite (2/12-2/13).  

2015 Outdoor: Competed in two events...notched a sixth-place finish in the 800m of the Maryland Invitational (2:24.61) and was also a member of the second-place 4x400m relay team (4:02.14)...clocked 59.06 in the 400m at the Sam Howell Invitational to place seventh.

2015 Indoor: Competed in five events...finished fifth in the 600m at the Terrapin Invitational (1:38.69)...placed 33rd at the Armory Track Invitational in the 500m (1:18.41)...notched an 11th-place finish at in the 600m (1:37.04) and was a member of the 4x400m relay team that placed seventh (3:51.44) at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational...finished 26th in the 600m (1:36.71) in the Big Ten Championships.                            

2014 Outdoor: Season best 58.14 in the 400m at the Sam Howell Invitational...finished ninth at the Maryland Invitational...notched a season-best in the 800m at the Kehoe Twilight (1:16.65)...ran 2:23.10 at the UTEP Springtime Meet.

2013 Indoor: Season-best 57.93 in the 400m at the Lafayette/Rider Games...season-best in the 500m at the Penn State Relays (1:17.67)...finished sixth at the Terrapin Invitational in the 600m in a season-best 1:38.36.

2013 Cross Country: did not compete.

Before Maryland: Four-time state champion American Heritage High School…placed second at state championship in 2012 and third in 2013…also took fifth at the state championship in 2010 and sixth in 2011…team finished fifth at the state championship in cross country in 2011 and sixth in 2012…also, individually placed fourth and 17th at the state championship, respectively, in 2011 and 2012…won national title in the 4x400 and won four consecutive…boasts personal bests of 58.06 in the 400m open and 2:14.20 in the 800m.

Personal: Daughter of Noel and Janell Alexander…mother participated in track and field in Jamaica in the 1980s…has two siblings, Danielle and Noel…lists her sports hero as Allyson Felix…career plans include going to medical school after receiving bachelor’s degree…kinesiology major.

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