Rachel Schow
Rachel  Schow

RS Sophomore

Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Rosemount HS



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Nineteen Gophers Qualify for NCAA Prelim

Nineteen Gophers have secured 23 entries in 14 different events at the 2018 NCAA West Prelim


Gophers Receive B1G Awards

Matt Bingle was named the 2018 Big Ten Women's Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year


Gophers Take Home B1G Team Title

No. 10 Minnesota won the program's third outdoor and seventh overall Big Ten team title on Sunday.


Gophers Remain Atop B1G Standings

Madeline Strandemo, Kiley Sabin, and Ashley Ramacher earned runner-up finishes to lead Minnesota on day two of the B1G Championship


No. 10 Gophers Lead B1G Day One

Temi Ogunrinde and Nicolle Murphy won individual titles to lead the Golden Gophers on day one of the Big Ten Championship


Rachel Schow

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2018 Season - Indoor: Competed at seven meets with appearances in the 200m, 60m hurdles, and 4x400m relay • placed sixth in the 60m hurdles (8.43) at the Big Ten Championship • anchored the Gophers' seventh-place 4x400m relay at the Big Ten Championship, clocking a time of 3:38.12 to rank seventh in Minnesota history • ran a career-best 8.41 seconds in the 60m hurdle prelims at the B1G Championship • ran a career-best 24.72 to win the unseeded section of the 200m at the Power Five Invite • ran third leg of the first-place 4x400m relay team at the Power Five Invite, clocking a time of 3:36.36 to rank second in Minnesota history • led off the runner-up 4x400m relay at the Larry Wieczorek Invite, clocking a time of 3:38.99 to rank eighth in Minnesota history • ran on first-place 4x400m relays at the Power Five Invite, SDSU Holiday Invite, and The Dual • ended the season ranked third in the 60m hurdles (8.41) among all-time Gophers.

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 (2018 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
60m 7.81 (UA) St. Thomas Invite (1/22/16)
200m 24.72 Power Five Invite (2/2/18)
400m 56.90 Jack Johnson Classic (1/28/17)
800m 2:26.76 (UA) Jack Johnson Classic (1/29/16)
60m Hurdles 8.41 (AT-3rd) Big Ten Championship (2/23/18)
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)


Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Kiley Sabin

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Kiley Sabin

5/22/2018 - W. Track & Field

Catch up with Gophers redshirt junior Kiley Sabin heading into the NCAA West Prelim.

No. 11 Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim

No. 11 Gophers Set for NCAA West Prelim

5/21/2018 - W. Track & Field

Nineteen Gophers will represent the Maroon & Gold at the NCAA West Prelim in Sacramento, Calif., this week.

Gophers Celebrate Graduates

Gophers Celebrate Graduates

5/19/2018 - W. Track & Field

The Big Ten champion Gophers honored the program's seniors with an impromptu graduation ceremony at the airport.

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