Rachel Wians
Rachel  Wians

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Middleton, Wis.

High School:
Middleton HS

Event:
Mid-Distance

Birthdate:
02/02/1997


04/28/2018

No. 10 Gophers Break Two Records

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

02/17/2018

Gophers Rewrite Weight Throw Top-10

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

02/15/2018

Gophers to Celebrate Seniors

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

02/10/2017

Gophers Compete at UST Showcase

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

04/16/2016

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)

MORE HEADLINES

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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