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Rachel Casciano
Rachel  Casciano


Wyomissing, Pa.

High School:
Reading Holy Name




Record 68 PSU Student-Athletes Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Honored for earning 3.7 GPA or higher during 2012-13 academic year


23 Cross Country Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Rodden leads the way with 4.0 cumulative GPA

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2013 Cross Country || Placed 63rd || 2012 Outdoor || Placed 25th in the prelims of the 1500, thanks to a PR 4:42.70.

On the Course... || 2013 Cross Country || Opened the 2013 season with a 10th-place finish at the Dolan Duals ... Finished 23rd at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Placed 38th at Lehigh's Paul Short Run ... Took 17th at the Pre-National Invitational "Open" race || 2012 Cross Country || Competed in two meets, placing 41st overall at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe, and 35th in the "Open" Race at the Greater Louisville Classic. || 2011 Cross Country || Top individual finish was 18th at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals ... Was Penn State's fifth finisher at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, placing 39th overall.

Around the Track... || 2012 Outdoor || Top finisher was a third-place effort in the 1500 at the Jim Thorpe Open ... Competed in the 1500 at both the Bison Outdoor Classic and Bucknell Team Challenge. || 2012 Indoor || Was a member of the winning DMR at the Penn State Relays ... Placed sixth in the 1000 at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Clocked a PR of 5:12.21 for the mile at the Penn State National.

Before Penn State... || High School || Casciano was a double qualifier at the 2010 PIAA Outdoor Championships, competing in the 1600- and 3200-meters ... Also a state qualifier in cross country ... Placed 18th in the PIAA AA field as a senior, and turned in a third-place finish at the PIAA District III Championships ... Ran 5:04.75 for the 1600, and 11:14.14 for the 3200 as a prep.

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
800m 2:22.34 2:24.00
1000m 2:59.86 ***
1500m *** 4:42.70
Mile 5:12.21 ***

2012 Meet-by-Meet Results

Date Event Distance Overall Team Scoring PSU Time
9/8 Harry Groves Spiked Shoe 6K 41st 13 1st 22:58
9/29 Greater Louisville 5K 35th-open 13 5th 18:39

2011 Meet-by-Meet Results

Date Event Distance Overall Team Scoring PSU Time
9/2 Lock Haven Dolan Duals 4K 18th >7 15th 15:40
9/17 Harry Groves Spiked Shoe 6K 44th 39th 5th 23:27
10/14 Penn State National 6K 112th >7 11th 23:46


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