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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

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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

Indoor Track & Field Personal Best Marks

EventMeetMark
400 Nittany Lion Challenge 56.48
60H Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 9.04
500 Penn State National 1:16.39
HJ Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 1.41m 4' 7.5"
600 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 1:33.91
LJ PSU Tune-Up 5.21m 17' 1"
600Y 2017 Rod McCravy Memorial T&F Meet 1:25.24
SP Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 8.61m 28' 2.75"
800 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 2:16.30
PENT Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 3339

Complete Indoor Track & Field Results

DateMeetEventMarkPlace
   Jan 13, 2018 Nittany Lion Challenge 400 56.48 1st (F)
   Jan 13, 2018 Nittany Lion Challenge 4x400 3:44.64 2nd (F)
   Feb 24-25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 800 2:16.30 3rd (F)
   Feb 24-25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships 60H 9.04 12th (F)
   Feb 24-25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships HJ 1.41m   4' 7.5" 17th (F)
   Feb 24-25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships LJ 5.15m   16' 10.75" 11th (F)
   Feb 24-25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships SP 8.61m   28' 3" 18th (F)
   Feb 24-25, 2017 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships Pent 3339 15th (F)
   Feb 18, 2017 PSU Tune-Up 60H 9.13 2nd (F)
   Feb 18, 2017 PSU Tune-Up HJ NH  
   Feb 18, 2017 PSU Tune-Up LJ 5.21m   17' 1.25" 6th (F)
   Feb 10-11, 2017 SPIRE NCAA Division 1 Indoor Track & Field Meet 600 1:34.98 17th (F)
   Feb 10-11, 2017 SPIRE NCAA Division 1 Indoor Track & Field Meet 4x400 3:52.25 13th (F)
   Feb 3, 2017 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 600 1:33.91 2nd (F)
   Feb 3, 2017 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 4x400 3:49.41 3rd (F)
   Jan 27-28, 2017 Penn State National 500 1:16.39 4th (F)
   Jan 27-28, 2017 Penn State National 4x400 3:52.74 5th (F)
   Jan 20-21, 2017 2017 Rod McCravy Memorial T&F Meet 600 yd 1:25.24 8th (F)
   Jan 20-21, 2017 2017 Rod McCravy Memorial T&F Meet 4x400 3:56.11 17th (F)
   Jan 14, 2017 Nittany Lion Challenge 600 1:35.30 12th (F)
   Jan 14, 2017 Nittany Lion Challenge 4x400 3:53.99 5th (F)
   Feb 20, 2016 Penn State Tune-Up 600 1:34.26 3rd (F)
   Feb 12, 2016 Fastrack National Invite 400 58.13 18th (F)
   Feb 5-6, 2016 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 600 1:34.67 5th (F)
   Jan 29, 2016 Penn State National 400 57.28 14th (F)
   Jan 29, 2016 Penn State National 4x400 3:59.72 12th (F)
   Jan 16, 2016 Nittany Lion Challenge 400 58.85 4th (F)
   Jan 16, 2016 Nittany Lion Challenge 4x400 3:55.96 7th (F)
   Jan 9, 2016 Penn State Relays 500 1:17.14 6th (F)
   Jan 9, 2016 Penn State Relays DMR 11:43.09 1st (F)
   Feb 21, 2015 Penn State Tune-Up 400 59.04 3rd (F)
   Feb 13-14, 2015 SPIRE NCAA D-1 Indoor T&F Invitational 400 59.28 50th (F)
   Feb 13-14, 2015 SPIRE NCAA D-1 Indoor T&F Invitational 600 1:38.26 22nd (F)
   Feb 6-7, 2015 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 600 1:37.75 11th (F)
   Feb 6-7, 2015 Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup 4x400 3:50.07 5th (F)
   Jan 30-31, 2015 Penn State National Invitational 500 1:17.47 5th (F)
   Jan 30-31, 2015 Penn State National Invitational 4x400 3:50.79 4th (F)
   Jan 17, 2015 Nittany Lion Challenge 600 1:37.51 6th (F)
   Jan 17, 2015 Nittany Lion Challenge 4x400 3:51.47 6th (F)
   Jan 10, 2015 Penn State Relays 500 1:17.95 7th (F)
   Jan 10, 2015 Penn State Relays DMR 11:42.69 1st (F)

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