In Their Words

Meet Rachael

I grew up in Portage, MI and then started my running career my junior year of high school on the Portage Northern Cross Country team. From there, I attended Kalamazoo College where I studied Biology (Pre-medicine), and ran on the cross country team from the fall of 2017-2021. During my collegiate career, I earned Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Athletics (MIAA) (Division III) Runner of the Week in 2018 and 2021, All-MIAA second team twice, MIAA Academic Honor Roll twice and All-Region honors. After graduating, I decided to try some post-collegiate road racing where I PR-ed in the 5k at 17:30, and completed my first marathon in 2:58:56. I look forward to continuing my running journey with Gazelle Sports!

Looking Back

Rachael's Favorite Running Memory

My first marathon, the 2023 Kalamazoo Ziegler marathon where I finished 1st overall female and sub 3 hours.

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