Rachel Wians
Rachel  Wians

RS Sophomore

Middleton, Wis.

High School:
Middleton HS




No. 10 Gophers Break Two Records

Emma Spagnola and Kiley Sabin broke Minnesota program records to lead the Gophers on day two at Louisville


Gophers Rewrite Weight Throw Top-10

Gophers Kaitlyn Long, Agnes Esser, and Nayoka Clunis recorded the top-three weight throw marks in program history


Gophers to Celebrate Seniors

Minnesota will honor its senior class during the Parents Day Invite on Saturday


Gophers Compete at UST Showcase

As part of its three-meet weekend, the Gophers had a group competing locally at St. Thomas Friday night


Gophers Win Nine Events at Holst Invitational

Minnesota competed at the Holst Invitational hosted by Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday


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2018 Season - Indoor: Ran four races with two appearances each in the 800m and mile • ran a season-best 2:23.36 in the 800m at the Jack Johnson Classic • ran a season-best 5:23.60 in the mile at the UST Invite.

2017 Season - Indoor: Ran five races, including clocking career-best times in the 800m (2:19.46) and the mile (5:14.08).

2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran one race, finishing 13th in the 1,500m in 4:48.87 at the Hamline Invite in lone appearance.

2016 Season - Indoor: Ran seven races while competing unattached.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races while competing unattached.

High School: A 2015 graduate of Middleton High School where she ran for coaches Isaac Mezera, Cindy Bremser, Joe Spolar and Tara Franklin • four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field • three-time All-Big 8 Conference honoree in cross country • named all-area and all-state in cross country as a junior in 2013 • four-time WIAA Division I Cross Country Championships participant, including taking 22nd overall and 14th in the team race in 15:05.74 to help Middleton to a fourth-place team finish as a junior in 2013 • owns high school personal bests of 19:34.77 in the 5K and 15:06 in the 4K • academic All-Big 8 cross country honoree • three-year all-state and all-area honoree in track & field • seven-time WIAA Division I State Track & Field Championship qualifier in the 4x800m relay (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012), 4x400m relay (2015, 2014) and 1,600m run (2014) • in the 4x800m relay, placed 18th as a freshman, fourth as a sophomore, second as a junior and third as a senior • finished 12th in the 1,600m run at the state meet as a junior in a personal best 5:06 • owns high school personal bests of 2:20 in the 800m, 5:06 in the 1,600m, 11:43 in the 3,200m • held Middleton High School records in the 4x800m relay and 4x400m relay • played basketball as a freshman and was involved in indoor and sand volleyball leagues.

Personal: Born February 2, 1997 • daughter of Christopher Wians and Dawn Wians • has an older brother, Zachary • pre-dentistry major with a public health minor • National Honor Society member • four-year high honor roll member and academic letterwinner • Ms. Middleton Scholarship recipient.

Wians's Indoor Career Bests (2018 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
800m 2:19.46 St. Thomas Showcase (2/10/17)
1,000m 3:07.96 (UA) St. Thomas Invite (1/22/16)
Mile 5:14.08 Minnesota Open (1/14/17)
Wians's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)
Event Mark Meet (Date)
1,500m 4:46.18 (UA) Tommie Twilight (5/4/16)


Gophers to Send 14 to NCAA Championship

Gophers to Send 14 to NCAA Championship

5/27/2018 - W. Track & Field

No. 11 Minnesota wrapped up the NCAA West Prelim with four more qualifications for the national meet on Saturday.

Five More Gophers Advance

Five More Gophers Advance

5/25/2018 - W. Track & Field

Emma Spagnola, Emerald Egwim, Titania Markland, Agnes Esser, and Madeline Strandemo secured NCAA Championship berths.

Four Gophers Advance to NCAA Finals

Four Gophers Advance to NCAA Finals

5/25/2018 - W. Track & Field

Four Gophers punched their tickets to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship on day one of the NCAA West Prelim.

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