Rachel Schow
Rachel  Schow

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

High School:
Rosemount HS

Event:
Hurdles

Birthdate:
05/03/1997

Experience:
1 Letter


05/26/2017

Three More Gophers Earn NCAA Berths

Emerald Egwim, Taylor Wiebke, and Madeline Strandemo each punched their tickets to the NCAA Championship Friday

05/25/2017

Ogunrinde Breaks Hammer Throw Record

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

05/18/2017

Eighteen Gophers Advance to NCAA Prelim

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

05/12/2017

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

04/27/2017

Gopher Hurdlers Enjoy Unique Bond

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

05/31/2016

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)

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