Rachel Schow
Rachel  Schow

RS Sophomore

Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Rosemount HS



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Three More Gophers Earn NCAA Berths

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Ogunrinde Breaks Hammer Throw Record

Temi Ogunrinde and Angie Guenther secured NCAA Championship berths on day one of the NCAA West Prelim


Eighteen Gophers Advance to NCAA Prelim

Minnesota's 18 representatives have secured 22 qualifications in 11 different events at the NCAA West Prelim


Gophers Lead B1G Day One

Temi Ogunrinde won the hammer throw and Cami Gilson finished third in the pole vault to lead the Gophers on day one


Gopher Hurdlers Enjoy Unique Bond

Minnesota's top two hurdlers in program history are teammates and competitors, but their friendship comes first


Rachel Schow

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2017 Season - Indoor: Competed at seven meets • made Big Ten Championship debut, running a career-best 8.52 in the 60m hurdles to place 13th and move into third in program history • ran on fourth-place 4x400m relay team, running 3:37.20 to rank fourth in program history, and eighth-place 4x800m relay (11:28.58) at Big Tens • ran career-best 24.78 in the 200m at the Meyo Invite • ran career-best 56.90 in the 400m at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran on the winning 4x400m relay team at the Music City Challenge, running 3:39.59 to rank fifth in program history.

2017 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 16 races • ran career-best times in the 100m hurdles (13.89) and 400m hurdles (59.24) • NCAA West Prelim qualifier in 400m hurdles, running 1:00.35 in the first round to advance to the quarterfinals where she placed 25th overall in an identical time of 1:00.35 • ran the 400m hurdles at the Big Ten Championship, clocking a preliminary time of 59.25 to advance to finals but did not run in finals due to illness • ran a career-best 13.89 to place sixth in the 100m hurdles at the UCLA Legends Invite and move into sixth among all-time Gophers • ran a career-best 59.24 to win the 400m hurdles at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular and move into seventh among all-time Gophers • ran 13.49 in the 100m hurdles with a +4.4 wind as runner-up at the Kansas Relays • anchored the 4x100m relay at two meets, including taking fourth at the Sun Angel Classic in 45.39 to move into sixth in Minnesota history • led off the runner-up 4x400m relay team at the Kansas Relays Quadrangular (3:40.27).

2016 Season - Indoor: Competed unattached at six meets.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Competed unattached at four meets.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Rosemount High School where she competed for coaches Sara Hatleli and Park Williams • 10-time Minnesota Class AA State Track & Field Championship participant • five-time all-state honoree • four-time state meet qualifier in the 100m hurdles with four top-six finishes • two-time state champion, winning both the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles as a sophomore in 2013 • state runner-up in the 100m hurdles in 2014 • placed third in the 100m hurdles in 2015 and sixth in 2012 • three-time state meet qualifier in the 300m hurdles, placing seventh in 2014 and sixth in 2015 along with winning in 2013 • ran on Rosemount’s 4x400m relay team at the state meet in 2012 and 2015, placing second as a freshman and sixth as a senior • finished seventh in the 4x100m relay at the state meet in 2014 • three-time All-South Suburban Conference honoree • South Suburban Conference champion in the 4x400m relay in 2011, 100m hurdles in 2013 and 300m hurdles in both 2013 and 2014 • holds Rosemount school records in the 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and 4x400m relay • named Rosemount Female Athlete of the Year, Rosemount Female Excel award winner, and St. Paul Lions Club Female Athlete of the Year finalist • three-time track & field team captain • owns high school personal-best times of 14.23 in the 100m hurdles (2015), 43.87 in the 300m hurdles (2014), 12.43 in the 100m (2014), and 25.35 in the 200m (2012) • six-time track & field and gymnastics letterwinner and two-time cross country letterwinner • honorable mention all-state and All-South Suburban Conference gymnast.

Personal: Born May 3, 1997 • daughter of Jean and Shawn Schow • has one older sister, Meghan • intends to major in electrical engineering and international business • high school teammate of Gopher alum Katie Murgic • enjoys reading, drawing, and music • a four-year academic letterwinner who was also named an AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Commended Scholar, and Hispanic Recognition Scholar.

Schow's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
60m 7.81 (UA) St. Thomas Invite (1/22/16)
200m 24.78 Meyo Invite (2/3/17)
400m 56.90 Jack Johnson Classic (1/28/17)
800m 2:26.76 (UA) Jack Johnson Classic (1/29/16)
60m Hurdles 8.52 (AT-3rd) Big Ten Championship (2/24/17)
High Jump 1.38m, 4-06.25 (UA) Minnesota Open (1/16/16)
Long Jump 5.06m, 16-07.25 (UA) Parents Day Invite (2/20/16)
Shot Put 8.23m, 27-00.00 (UA) Jack Johnson Classic (1/29/16)
Pentathlon 2,965 (UA) Jack Johnson Classic (1/29/16)
Schow's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
100m Hurdles 13.89 (AT-6th) UCLA Legends Invite (4/1/17)
400m Hurdles 59.24 (AT-7th) Kansas Relays Quadrangular (4/22/17)
High Jump 1.40m, 4-07.00 (UA) Hamline Invitational (4/3/16)
Long Jump 5.22m, 17-01.50 (UA) Janis Rider Invitational (4/30/16)


Groundbreaking for T&F Stadium Set for Friday


The University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics will break ground on the new outdoor track & field facility on Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. CT.

Freshman Friday: Molly Roach


Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Elyse Prescott


Sophomore Elyse Prescott checks in before the Gophers travel to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this week.

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