University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Racheal Marchand

Class Sr.
Hometown Valparaiso, Ind.
High School Valparaiso

Career Highlights — two-time all-American… two-time all-region honoree.

2008 — Indoor – ran mile (5:04.90) at Jack Johnson Classic, 3,000 meters (10:08.38) at Meyo Invite and 5,000 meters (17:03.79) at Husky Classic… Outdoor – all-American, placing eighth in 10,000 meters at NCAA Championships with a collegiate-best 34:05.87… that mark ranks sixth in school history… NCAA provisional qualifier in 10,000 meters (34:11.98) and NCAA regional qualifier in 5,000 meters (16:27.02)… the 5,000-meter time ranks sixth in school history… ran second leg on school-record setting 6,400-meter relay (19:15.42)… placed fourth in 10,000 meters (34:11.48) and fifth in 5,000 meters (16:40.03) at Big Ten Championships… won 5,000 meters (16:27.02) at Musco Twilight X… runner-up in 1,500 meters (4:31.23) at Iowa Invite… letterwinner…Cross Country – all-American, placing fifth with a collegiate-best 19:54 at NCAA Championships… broke the 20-minute mark in a 6,000-meter race for the first time in her career at the NCAA meet… NCAA Midwest Regional champion, winning the race in 20:32… earned NCAA Midwest Region Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year honors for her performance… placed third at Big Ten Championships (20:28)… ran collegiate bests in 3,000 meters (10:25) at Hawkeye Invite and 5,000 meters (16:15) at Auburn Invite… those times rank third and second, and her best 6,000-meter time ranks second in school history… named Big Ten Female Cross Country Athlete of the Week Oct. 7… was Iowa[apos]s top finisher in six races… letterwinner.

2007 — Indoor – placed 11th in 5,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (17:04.29) and 13th at Cyclone Classic (17:19.60)… placed 31st in 3,000 meters (10:13.79) at Meyo Invite… Outdoor – placed sixth in 5,000 meters (16:27.72) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors… ran 16:41.35 in 5,000-meter prelims at NCAA Championships… NCAA provisional qualifier in 10,000 meters with season-best 34:50.37 for third place at Big Ten Championships… qualified for NCAA regional in 5,000 meters (16:35.04) at Drake Relays… placed third in 3,000 meters (9:45.50) at Musco Twilight IX, which ranks ninth in school history… letterwinner… Cross Country – redshirted.

2006 — Indoor – placed 11th in 3,000 meters (10:01.58) at Big Ten Championships… Outdoor – placed seventh in 5,000 meters (17:17.01) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors… qualified for regional meet in 5,000 meters (16:48.07)… provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in 10,000 meters (34:51.68), leading team in that event… placed eighth in 10,000 meters (34:51.68) and 11th in 5,000 meters (16:48.07) at Big Ten Championships… placed 14th in 5,000 meters (17:10.29) at Drake Relays… placed fifth in 3,000 meters (10:01.49) at Iowa Musco Twilight VIII… won 3,000 meters (10:28.45) at Shamrock Invite… letterwinner… Cross Country – all-American, placing 30th (21:18) at NCAA Championships… placed ninth at NCAA Midwest Regional (21:07), earning all-region honors… placed 12th at Big Ten Championships (21.05), earning second team all-Big Ten honors…team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2005 — Indoor – placed 20th in mile (5:12.34) at Minnesota Invite… Outdoor – placed 27th in 5,000 meters (18:08.54) and ran season-best 1,500 meters (4:41.96) at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner… Cross Country – placed 18th (21:38) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors… placed 22nd at Big Ten Championships (21:59), 31st at Willamette Invite (18:11) and sixth at Hawkeye Invite (10:53)… placed 72nd (21:41) at NCAA Pre-Nationals… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2004 — Cross Country – competed in five races… ran season best 6,000 meters (21:45:07) for 41st place at NCAA regional… placed 21st at Big Ten Championships and 28th (18:18:30) at Murray Keatinge Invite… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

High School — all-American, placing 10th at Footlocker National Cross Country meet senior year… placed fourth at Footlocker Regional Cross Country meet as a senior… 2003 Footlocker finalist… won two conference titles… four-time all-conference and all-state, earning all-area honors three years… two-time team MVP… team captain senior year… set school records in 800 meters (2:15), 3,200 meters (10:45) and cross country 4,000 meters (14:12)… coaches were Karen DeVries, Mick Cavanaugh and Jim McCall.

Personal — born December 23, 1985… daughter of Hector and Debbie Marchand… interdisciplinary studies major.

Marchand’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 4:31.23 Iowa Invite 4/19/08
Mile (I) 5:04.90 at Jack Johnson Classic 1/26/08
3,000 Meters (O) 9:45.50 Musco Twilight IX 4/21/07
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:25 Hawkeye Invite 8/29/08
4,000 Meters (CC) 14:48 Hawkeye Triangular 9/10/04
5,000 Meters (O) 16:27.02 Musco Twilight X 5/3/08
5,000 Meters (CC) 16:15 at Auburn Invite 10/4/08
6,000 Meters (CC) 19:54 at NCAA Championships 11/24/08
10,000 Meters (CC) 34:05.87 at NCAA Championships 6/12/08