Rachel Bales
Rachel  Bales


West Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
West Lafayette

Last College:
Ball State


60 Earn Academic All-B1G Accolades

Benner, Carpenter, Evans, Ezechukwu, Korolas, Sheridan and Sindelar headline the list


XC Wraps Up Illini Open

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


XC to Compete in Illini Open on Friday

The meet is one week before the Big Ten Championships


Pre-Nationals Next Test for Harriers

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


XC Heads to Notre Dame Invite

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

2017 (JUNIOR)
  • 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
  • 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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