Rachel

Carrizales

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Year: Senior
City/State: Morrill, Neb.
High School: Morrill
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

 


Honors
All-Midwest Region (2008)

All-Big 12 (2008)
Nebraska Most Improved Runner (2007)

Second-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII (2008)
First-Team Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar (2008)

USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2008)
First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2007, 2008, 2009)
Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)


2009 (Senior)

Rachel Carrizales (pronounced Care-RI-SAUL-es) was one of the Huskers' top runners in 2009, as she was one of the first three NU runner to cross the finish line in all five of her races. She opened the season with a runner-up finish to teammate Lara Crofford at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational, helping lead the women's team to the team title. Following a 27th-place showing at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, Carrizales paced the women's team at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals, where she was the first Husker to cross the line in 23rd-place overall.

 

In the postseason, Carrizales finished in the top-35 at both the Big 12 Championships and NCAA Midwest Regional. She placed in the top-25 for the third straight year at the conference meet with a 23rd-place showing to help the women finish fourth in the team standing. Carrizales concluded her career with a 33rd-place finish at the regional championships.

 

2008 (Junior)

After being honored as the team’s Most Improved Runner on the women’s side in 2007, Carrizales took another big step forward in 2008. Carrizales earned the first All-Big 12 and All-Midwest Region honors of her career in 2008, while finishing as the team’s No. 2 runner at six of her seven races.

 

Carrizales opened the year with three straight top-10 finishes, including a season-opening runner-up finish to teammate Lara Crofford at the BYU Invitational with a time of 19:28.2, helping the Husker women to a second-place finish. She followed with a fifth-place finish (21:51.9) at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational and a ninth-place finish (17:58) at the South Dakota State Classic.

 

After finishing 50th at the NCAA Pre-Nationals with a time of 21:21.2, Carrizales came in ninth at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 21:25.2, improving on her 23rd-place showing from 2007. The Morrill, Neb., native then finished eighth at the NCAA Midwest Regional to help the Huskers take third in the team standings and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships, their first since 2003. Carrizales finished 130th at the national meet, running a time of 21:24.7 to help the women finish 25th in the 31-team field, the team’s top finish since 1999.

 

During the 2009 track season, Carrizales shattered her previous best of 10:17.26 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:09.96 at the Stanford Invitational. After finishing third in the steeplechase at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, Carrizales competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the second time in her career.

 

2007 (Sophomore)

After redshirting during the 2006 season, Carrizales returned to competition and helped the Husker women to a third-place finish at the 2007 Big 12 Championships and a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet.

 

Carrizales started the year at the Creighton/UNO Classic, where she teamed with Lara Crofford (first) and Ari Goldstein (second) to sweep the top three spots at the meet. She then followed with a dramatic improvement over her 2005 performance at the Woody Greeno. After finishing 82nd with a time of 24:20 in 2005, Carrizales cut nearly two minutes off her time to finish ninth at 22:20.7. Carrizales then destroyed her finish at the 2005 Roy Griak, finishing 51st in 2007 after finishing 250th in 2005.

 

She capped her 2007 season with a 23rd-place finish at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 21:50.9 and a 34th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 21:24. For her efforts in 2007, Carrizales was named Nebraska’s Most Improved Runner.

 

On the track she started the outdoor season by winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Ariz., with a time of 10:48.62, just ahead of teammate Joslyn Dalton (10:57.78). At the Mt. SAC Relays, Carrizales cut nearly 20 seconds off her season-best time to qualify for the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 10:28.97. In Boulder, Colo., at the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Championships she earned a medal for the second straight year with an eighth-place finish. She then posted the ninth-best time at the NCAA Midwest Regional at 10:24.91.

 

In the classroom, Carrizales was honored as a first-team Arthur Ashe Scholar-Athlete. The award recognizes the achievements of student-athletes from diverse cultural backgrounds both on and off their fields of competition and are a tribute to the legacy of Arthur Ashe Jr.

 

2006 (Redshirt)

Carrizales battled anemia and redshirted during the 2006 cross country season. She was healthy in time for the outdoor track season, and surpassed expectations by qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. She went on to finish 18th at the national meet with a then-career-best time of 10:17.26, which ranked second in school history. Carrizales also ran a then-personal-best time (4:34.85) in the 1,500-meter race at the Nebraska Invitational.

 

2005 (Freshman)

Carrizales only ran in the first five meets of the season as a freshman. At the Creighton/UNO Classic and Woody Greeno Invitational, she was Nebraska’s sixth runner to cross the finish line. She ran a season-best 6K time of 24:20 at the Woody Greeno.

 

High School (Morrill)

Carrizales captured the 2004 Nebraska Class D cross country title her senior season following consecutive runner-up finishes. She also competed at the state meet as a freshman and placed 10th. Carrizales helped the Lions win Class D team titles in 2002 and 2003, while finishing second in 2004. Carrizales learned from a well-rounded staff in high school under coaches Scott Axt, Scott Stoltenburg and Torrey Bugher.

 

An 11-time medal winner at the Class C state track meet, Carrizales helped boost Morrill to the 2003 team championship as a sophomore. She added individual Class C titles as a senior in the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter events, while also anchoring the Lions’ fourth-place 4x800-meter relay. She claimed her first two titles at the 2003 state meet with wins in both the 800 and 1,600. Carrizales finished as the runner-up in both events as a junior in 2004.

 

Personal

The daughter of Juan and Karen Carrizales, Rachel was born Nov. 29, 1986.  Carrizales has one brother, Aaron, who competed for the Nebraska men’s cross country team and lettered in 1996, 1998 and 1999. Rachel is an elementary education major.

                                                

2008 Results

Creighton/UNO (5K)

BYU Invitational (6K)

Woody Greeno (6K)

South Dakota State (5K)

NCAA Pre-Nationals (6K)

Big 12 Championships (6K)

NCAA Midwest Regional (6K)

NCAA Championships (6K)

Jr.

DNR

2nd, 19:28.2

5th, 21:51.9

9th, 17:58

50th, 21:21.2

9th, 21:25.2

8th, 21:06.1

130th, 21:24.7

2007 Results

Creighton/UNO Classic (5K)

Woody Greeno (6K)

Roy Griak (6K)

NCAA Pre-Nationals (6K)

Chile Pepper Festival (6K)

Big 12 Championships (6K)

NCAA Midwest Regional (6K)

NCAA Championships (6K)

So.

3rd, 19:09

9th, 22:20.7

51st, 22:37.8

102nd, 21:44.9

DNR

23rd, 21:50.9

34th, 21:24

DNQ

2006 Results

Creighton/UNO Classic (5K)

Woody Greeno (6K)

Roy Griak (6K)

South Dakota State (5K)

Chile Pepper Festival (6K)

Big 12 Championships (6K)

NCAA Midwest Regional (6K)

NCAA Championships (6K)

Redshirt

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNQ

2005 Results

Creighton/UNO Classic (5K)

Woody Greeno (6K)

Roy Griak (6K)

South Dakota State (5K)

Chile Pepper Festival (6K)

Big 12 Championships (6K)

NCAA Midwest Regional (6K)

NCAA Championships (6K)

Fr.

17th, 21:24.8

82nd, 24:20

250th, 24:56

49th, 19:39.2

198th, 24:46.0

DNR

DNR

DNQ

 

 

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