Rachel Wians
Rachel  Wians

RS Sophomore

Middleton, Wis.

High School:
Middleton HS


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Gophers Hand Out Annual Team Awards

Madeline Strandemo, Bethany Hasz, and Megan Hasz were named co-MVPs of the Gophers' 2017 season


Ski-U-Mah Life: Rachel Wians

The cross country and track athlete is looking at a future in the dental arts.


Kohut-Jackson, Gophers Win at Oz Memorial

The Gophers took home the individual and team titles at the Oz Memorial Run Friday evening


Gophers Hand Out Team Awards

Minnesota celebrated the 2016 cross country season with its annual team awards banquet Sunday


Gophers Host Annual Rocky's Run

Minnesota held its final home meet of the season at Les Bolstad Course Sunday morning


2016 W Cross Country Banquet

Photos from the Gophers' end-of-season banquet celebrating the 2016 cross country season.


Rachel Wians

Photos of Gopher women's cross country runner Rachel Wians


Rachel Wians

Photos of track & field student-athlete Rachel Wians


2017 • Redshirt Sophomore Season: Ran one race, placing 45th overall as the 14th Gopher in 24:44.7 at the Oz Memorial.

2016 • Redshirt Freshman Season: Ran in five meets this season • recorded a career-best 6K time of 23:01.2 to place 19th overall at Jack’s Run.

2015 • Freshman Season: Did not compete.

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 Track & Field State 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 • four-year high honor roll member and academic letterwinner in high school • National Honor Society member • Ms. Middleton Scholarship recipient.


Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Madeline Strandemo

5/8/2018 - W. Cross Country

Madeline Strandemo enters this week's Big Ten Championship as the B1G defending champion in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys

Gophers Honored at Golden Goldys

5/4/2018 - W. Cross Country

The Gopher women's track & field and cross country program received several awards at the annual Golden Goldys this week.

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors

2/9/2018 - W. Cross Country

Both programs were among the best in the Big Ten with the women pacing the conference and the men ranking second.

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