Arizona State - 2005 XC: Finished in the Top 40 in four of five races...regional finish of 16th place earned her All-West Region honors...placed 12th at the Pac-10 Championships...39th at the Roy Griak Invitational and 40th at the Pre-National race...placed 95th at the NCAA Championships...placed on second team All-Pac-10 Conference...earned First Team Academic All-Pac-10 honors... 2005 Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 1,500m run where she finished 15th...her time of 4:19.62 in the semifinals ranks as the third fastest in school history...scored for the team at the Pac-10 meet by placing fifth in the event...also finished eighth in the region...won the ASU Invitational and finished in the Top 8 in six of the seven races she ran...also competed at 800m, finishing second both times... 2005 Indoor: Represented ASU in two events at the NCAA indoor meet, finishing 13th in the mile (4:47.75) and 11th in the distance medley relay...competed in the mile run four times, placing second twice...qualified for the national race with a personal best 4:45.82 at the Alex Wilson Invitational... 2004 XC: Competed In all six races for the Sun Devils, scoring in four out of five races...placed in the Top 30 in four of her races...placed 176th in her first NCAA meet...finished 26th at the regional meet and 28th in the Pac-10...best finish of the season was fifth place at the Dave Murray Invite.
Mississippi: Competed for two seasons at Ole Miss in both cross country and track and field...primarily a middle-distance runner, she ran in the 800m and 1,500m events...holds the school record in the 1,500m at 4:22...earned All-SEC Indoor honors after placing seventh in the event...was consistently the team's top cross country finisher in both seasons.
High School: A 2002 graduate of Pasco High School (Pasco, Wash.)...holds school records in the 800m (2:12) and 1,600m (5:07)...lettered four times each in track and field and soccer.
Personal: Majoring in nursing...parents are Bryce and Christine Ellison...three siblings: Cedar, Katie and Scott...born Nov. 13, 1983, in Pasco, Wash....full name is Rachel Diane Ellison.
Personal Bests - 800: 2:09.53, 1,500: 4:19.62, Mile: 4:45.27
IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS (* = All-America honor earned) Meet
Place 2005 Cross Country
95th 2005 Outdoor T&F
1,500m Run (s)
15th 2005 Indoor T&F
Mile Run (p)
13th 2005 Indoor T&F
11th 2004 Cross Country