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Rachael DeCecco
Rachael  DeCecco

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mechanicsburg, Pa.

High School:
Cumberland Valley

Event:
Sprints/Hurdles/Relays

Experience:
SR

Major:
Industrial Engineering


03/23/2017

BLOG: Not So Tough of a Transition From Indoor to Outdoor for Nittany Lions

02/17/2017

BLOG: One Last Tune-Up Before Big Ten Meet

11/03/2016

BLOG: Track and Field Season Preview: Sprints, Hurdles, Relays

07/20/2016

Record 81 Student-Athletes Receive Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards

Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes

02/13/2015

Nittany Lions Wrap Up Day One of Weekend Action

Track & field competed in three meets Friday

TFRRS Page

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2017 Outdoor ||
Competed in the 400-meter hurdles running 1:00.73 finishing 12th overall || 2017 Indoor || Competed in the pentathlon finishing 15th overall with a total score of 3339-points || 2016 Outdoor ||Finished 13th in the 400-meter hurdles running a personal best time of 1:00.48 in Lincoln, Neb. || 2015 Outdoor || Placed 17th in the 400-meter hurdles with her time of 1:04.33

Around the Track... || 2017 Outdoor ||
Competed in five meets... Set a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles in a fifth-place finish at the LSU Battle on the Bayou running 1:00.04 || 2017 Indoor || Competed in seven meets.... Set personal bests in 500-meters (1:16.39), 600-meters (1:33.91), 600-yard (1:25.24), 800-meters (2:16.30), 60-meter hurdles (9.04), high jump 4'-7.50" (1.41m), long jump 17'-1.25" (5.21m), shot put 28'-3" (8.61m), and Pentathlon (3339-points) || 2016 Outdoor || Competed in seven meets... Competed in the 400-meter hurdles and 4x400-meter relay... Recorded six top-10 finishes... Finished second at the Jim Thorpe Invite running 1:02.21 in the 400-meter hurdles... Finished third in the 400-meter hurdles at the Bucknell Team Challenge running 1:02.19 || 2016 Indoor || Competed in six meets... Recorded six top-10 finishes... Started the season off with a first-place finish in the DMR with a time of 11:43.09... Set personal best in the 400-meters (57.28), 500-meters (1:17.14), and 600-meters (1:34.26) || 2015 Outdoor || Finished sixth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Kehoe Twilight Meet with a season-best time of 1:02.93 … Tallied a first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the Jim Thorpe Invite with her time of 1:03.96 || 2015 Indoor || Posted a personal-best time of 59.04 in the 400-meter dash en route to a third-place finish at the Penn State Tune-Up … Tallied a personal-best time of 1:17.47 in the 500-meter run en route to a fifth-place finish at the Penn State National Invitational … Finished sixth in the 600-meter run at the Nittany Lion Challenge with her time of 1:37.51

Before Penn State ... || High School PRs ||
300H: 43.66 ... 400H: 1:02.53 ... 400: 57.61 || High School || DeCecco's track & field team won the 2014 District Three championship ... At the 2013 PIAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, DeCecco placed third in the 300-meter hurdles and fourth in the 100-meter hurdles ... Multiple school record holder (100H, 300H, 400H, 200, long jump and distance medley relay) ... Four-year letter winner in track & field ... Team captain ... National Honor Society member || National Level Competition || Placed eighth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Penn Relays (high school girls section) with her time of 1:02.53 || Personal || Daughter of Dorene and David DeCecco ... Born December 4, 1995 ... Industrial engineering major

Top Performances

YearSport400m500m600m600y800m60H400HHigh JumpLong JumpShot PutIPent
2017 Outdoor -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1:00.04 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Indoor -- -- 1:16.39 1:33.91 1:25.24 2:16.30 9.04 -- -- 1.41m 5.21m 8.61m 3339
2016 Outdoor -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1:00.48 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 Indoor 57.28 1:17.14 1:34.26 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Outdoor -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1:02.93 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 Indoor 59.04 1:17.47 1:37.51 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Meet Results

DateMeetEventMarkPlace
May 12–14, 2017 Big Ten Outdoor Championships 400m Hurdles 1:00.73 12
Apr 27–29, 2017 Penn Relays 400m Hurdles 1:00.64  
Apr 27–29, 2017 Penn Relays 1600m Relay NT  
Apr 21–22, 2017 Virginia Challenge 400m Hurdles 1:00.88 8
Apr 8, 2017 LSU Battle on the Bayou 400m Hurdles 1:00.04 5
Apr 8, 2017 LSU Battle on the Bayou 1600m Relay 3:52.06 7
Mar 24–25, 2017 Pac-12 vs Big-10 Invitational 400m Hurdles 1:00.91 4
Feb 24–25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships Pent 3339 15
Feb 24–25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships Long Jump 5.15m (16' 10.75") 11
Feb 24–25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 60H 9.04 12
Feb 24–25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships Shot Put 8.61m (28' 3") 18
Feb 24–25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships High Jump 1.41m (4' 7.5") 17
Feb 24–25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 800m 2:16.30 3
Feb 18, 2017 PSU Tune-Up High Jump NP (NP)  
Feb 18, 2017 PSU Tune-Up 60H 9.13 2
Feb 18, 2017 PSU Tune-Up Long Jump 5.21m (17' 1.25") 6
Feb 10–11, 2017 SPIRE NCAA Division 1 Indoor Track & Field Meet 600 1:34.98 17
Feb 10–11, 2017 SPIRE NCAA Division 1 Indoor Track & Field Meet 1600m Relay 3:52.25 13
Feb 3, 2017 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 600 1:33.91 2
Feb 3, 2017 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 1600m Relay 3:49.41 3
Jan 27–28, 2017 Penn State National 500 1:16.39 4
Jan 27–28, 2017 Penn State National 1600m Relay 3:52.74 5
Jan 20–21, 2017 2017 Rod McCravy Memorial T&F Meet 600 yd 1:25.24 8
Jan 20–21, 2017 2017 Rod McCravy Memorial T&F Meet 1600m Relay 3:56.11 17
Jan 14, 2017 Nittany Lion Challenge 600 1:35.30 12
Jan 14, 2017 Nittany Lion Challenge 1600m Relay 3:53.99 5
May 13–15, 2016 Big Ten Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships 400m Hurdles 1:00.48 13
May 6, 2016 Jim Thorpe Open 400m Hurdles 1:02.21 2
Apr 28–30, 2016 Penn Relays 400m Hurdles 1:04.89  
Apr 28–30, 2016 Penn Relays 1600m Relay 3:51.55  
Apr 23, 2016 Bucknell Team Challenge 400m Hurdles 1:02.19 3
Apr 16, 2016 Texas Invitational 400m Hurdles 1:02.51 20
Apr 9, 2016 Pepsi Invitational 400m Hurdles 1:02.42 6
Apr 9, 2016 Pepsi Invitational 1600m Relay 3:44.46 4
Mar 25–26, 2016 Pac-12 vs Big 10 Invitational 400m Hurdles 1:03.58 10
Mar 25–26, 2016 Pac-12 vs Big 10 Invitational 1600m Relay 3:52.25 8
Feb 20, 2016 Penn State Tune-Up 600 1:34.26 3
Feb 12, 2016 Fastrack National Invite 400m 58.13 18
Feb 5–6, 2016 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 600 1:34.67 5
Jan 29, 2016 Penn State National 400m 57.28 14
Jan 29, 2016 Penn State National 1600m Relay 3:59.72 12
Jan 16, 2016 Nittany Lion Challenge 400m 58.85 4
Jan 16, 2016 Nittany Lion Challenge 1600m Relay 3:55.96 7
Jan 9, 2016 Penn State Relays 500 1:17.14 6
Jan 9, 2016 Penn State Relays DMR 11:43.09 1
May 15–17, 2015 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships 400m Hurdles 1:04.33 17
May 8, 2015 Jim Thorpe Open 400m Hurdles 1:03.96 1
May 1, 2015 Kehoe Twilight Meet 400m Hurdles 1:02.93 6
Apr 11, 2015 Bison Outdoor Classic 400m Hurdles 1:04.07 12
Apr 2–4, 2015 Florida Relays 400m Hurdles 1:06.53 50
Feb 21, 2015 Penn State Tune-Up 400m 59.04 3
Feb 13–14, 2015 SPIRE NCAA D-1 Indoor T&F Invitational 600 1:38.26 22
Feb 13–14, 2015 SPIRE NCAA D-1 Indoor T&F Invitational 400m 59.28 50
Feb 6–7, 2015 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 600 1:37.75 11
Feb 6–7, 2015 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 1600m Relay 3:50.07 5
Jan 30–31, 2015 Penn State National Invitational 500 1:17.47 5
Jan 30–31, 2015 Penn State National Invitational 1600m Relay 3:50.79 4
Jan 17, 2015 Nittany Lion Challenge 600 1:37.51 6
Jan 17, 2015 Nittany Lion Challenge 1600m Relay 3:51.47 6
Jan 10, 2015 Penn State Relays 500 1:17.95 7
Jan 10, 2015 Penn State Relays DMR 11:42.69 1

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