Rachel Bales
Rachel  Bales

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
West Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
West Lafayette

Last College:
Ball State

10/22/2016

XC Wraps Up Illini Open

The race was Purdue's last prior to the championship portion of the season

10/20/2016

XC to Compete in Illini Open on Friday

The meet is one week before the Big Ten Championships

10/14/2016

Pre-Nationals Next Test for Harriers

The Boilermakers will compete against several top-30 teams this weekend.

09/29/2016

XC Heads to Notre Dame Invite

The Boilermakers will compete against some of the best in the country

2017 (JUNIOR)
2016 (SOPHOMORE)
  • Competed in five meets, including the Big Ten Championships
  • Had a 5k best of 18:55.5 at the Joe Piane Invite
  • Best 6k time on the year was 23:18.3 at the Pre-National meet where she finished 40th
  • Ran a time of 24:21.6 at the Big Ten Championships in the 6k to finish 112th

High School

  • Attended West Lafayette Sr. High School
  • Lettered in track and cross country all four years
  • Was awarded cross country all-sectional, all-regional, all-semi-state, all-state and all-conference honors as a senior
  • All-conference in track as a senior
  • Voted team captain in track as a senior
  • Led cross country team to a third-place finish at the Indiana State Championships
  • Ran a 3,200-meter PR of 10:58 in 2015
  • Had a 5k PR of 18:36 in 2014
  • Ran a 1,600m time of 5:11
Personal
  • Full Name: Rachel Marie Bales
  • Major: Undecided
  • Birthday: April 19, 1997
  • City Born: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Parents:Max and Kristine Bales
  • Siblings: Older sister, Jacqueline, and younger brother, Joel
  • Notes: Enjoys reading, history and sports

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