Track & Field

Rachel Thiel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lowell, Ind.

High School:
Lowell

Event:
Throws

Experience:
SR

Rachel Thiel

2010 NCAA West Preliminary Round Notes (Updated Bio)

2009-10: Thiel put the finishing touches on a great career by solidifying her spot among the top female throwers in MU history...Currently ranks in the MU top-10 of five different events...During the outdoor season, bettered her own school record in the shot put with a toss of 14.96 meters (49-01.00) at the SIU Spring Classic on March 26....Captured three event titles in the shot put...Moved up to ninth in MU history in the discuss with a throw of 44.82 meters (147 feet) against Milwaukee...Competed in the NCAA West Preliminary Round but did not record a distance...During the indoor season, captured first in both the Notre Dame Blue and Gold Invitational and the dual meet vs. Milwaukee in the shot put...Recorded her top indoor distance of 14.18 meters in the shot put at the BIG EAST Championships.

2008-09: Threw a BIG EAST qualifying mark in shot put at the Marquette Twilight, reaching a distance of 44-07.50, good for second place...Took first and threw a season best distance of 46 feet in the shot put at the Wisconsin Elite invitational...Took fifth in discus at the Wisconsin Twilight meet...During the indoor season failed to record a mark while recovering from an offseason injury.

2007-08: Placed in the top six of shot put in five of her seven indoor meets...Achieved a BIG EAST Qualifying Mark in shot put every meet...Finished second in shot put at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational, her highest finish of the 2007-08 track and field season...Placed sixth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, recording a personal-best distance of 46-11.5 in the shot put...Recorded a personal best in the weight toss at the Indiana Relays with a distance of 50-0...Concluded the Badger Invitational in fifth place with a toss of 49-9.75, her best finish in the weight toss during the indoor season...Won five meets in shot put during the outdoor season including the Baldy Castillo Invitational, Mike Poehlein Invitational, Iowa Invitational, Marquette Twilight, and Augustana Twilight...Achieved a BIG EAST and regional qualifying distance at the Baldy Castillo Invitational...Set a new personal best and school outdoor record at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship, throwing for a distance of 48-11 and finishing fifth...Finished 30th at the NCAA Mideast Regional with a shot put distance of 45.6-5...Finished third at the Missouri Relays in the hammer throw with a distance of 140-10...Set a personal record in the first outdoor meet of the season, with a hammer throw of 153-8 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational...Qualified and competed at the BIG EAST Outdoor Tournament, throwing a distance of 146-10....In discus, finished fourth at the DePaul Relays, her highest finish of the spring season...At Iowa, set a 2008-best with a distance of 137-6 in discus...Qualified for the BIG EAST Outdoor Tournament in discus, where she threw a distance of 135-8...Named to the 2008 USTFCCCA Division I Women's All-Academic Track and Field Team.

2006-07: Finished fourth with an indoor best throw of 40-7.5 in the shot put at the Carthage College D1 Invitational...Placed sixth with a distance of 48-6 in the weight throw at the Carthage College D1 Invitational...Won the weight throw with a 42-10.5 at the Tad Metzger Invitational... Finished second with an outdoor best distance of 44-1.25 in the shot put at the Oshkosh Open...finished 14th at the Big East Championships with a throw of 40-8.25... Earned third with an outdoor best distance of 142-8 in the Discus at the Dr. Keeler Invitational... Finished ninth throwing 131-10 in the hammer throw at the Illinois Invitational, an outdoor best...

High School: A three-sport letterwinner, Thiel won the Indiana State title in the shot put in 2006... She also won the Lake Athletic Conference discus and shot put championship consecutive years in 2005 and 2006 ... Thiel earned three straight first team all-conference honors for her performance in the shot put and two first team honors for her performance in the discus.

Personal: Thiel was born on December 17, 1987 and is the daughter of Rick and Betsy Thiel ... She has three siblings, Garrett, Nicki and Carissa ... Thiel majors in biology.

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