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Rachel Hensler

Rachel Hensler
Rachel  Hensler


Cranberry Township, Pa.

High School:
Seneca Valley


Civil Engineering


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Shots, provided by Bob Stoner, from the 2017 Carolina Challenge, held at the Sandhill REC course in Columbia, S.C.

Cooper Scholar
Honors College

2017 Cross Country (Freshman)
Competed in seven meets in her first season as a collegian... Placed 15th at the Carolina Challenge with a time of 19:10.4, her top 5K of the season... Stretched out to 6K for the first time at the Bulldog SEC Preview, when she placed 55th in 24:04.0... Earned a podium when she ran 20:41.6 at the Koala Classic, placing third and helping the Gamecocks win the team title... Ran her best 6K at the Crimson Classic, a mark of 23:17.5... Was part of Carolina's postseason lineup, finishing 103rd at the SEC Championships and 194th at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

High School
Represented Seneca Valley High School three times in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Cross Country State Championships ... Posted her career-best 5K time of 19:10.0 in the 2014 meet, finishing 20th ... Ranked 29th as a freshman and 71st as a junior ... Outdoors, she had her best showings in the 3200m, finishing fifth in the PIAA District 7 AA & AAA meet in 2015 in 10:59.40 ... Indoors at 3000m, posted three top-five showings in the Tri-State Track and Field Coaches Association championships with a top time of 10:33.28 coming in 2015 ... Earned the KCKA Extra Effort Award and was named the school's female athlete MVP ... A member of the highest honor roll and captured the Harvard Prize Book award.

The daughter of Raymond and Kathleen Hensler ... Has two siblings: Bradley and Kelly ... Majoring in civil engineering.

Cross Country Personal Records
19:10.4 (9/2/17 Carolina Challenge)
23:17.5 (10/13/17 Crimson Classic)

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