Rachel Wians
Rachel  Wians

RS Sophomore

Middleton, Wis.

High School:
Middleton HS




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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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 (2017 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)


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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