As a junior in 2014: Outdoor: Placed fifth at the New England Championships (5/10) with a time of 4-minutes, 31.96-seconds setting the fifth all-time record at UMass...Placed first at the UNF Spring Break Invitational (3/28) (4:39.54)...Placed second at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/19) and qualifying for New England Championships with a 4:37.68 time...Also placed second at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26) with her second-best time of the season of 4:35.82...At the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/4), placed ninth overall (4:40.75)...Saw action in the 800m at the Minuteman Invitational (4/12) with a time of 2:21.4 and at the UConn Invitational (4/5)(2:25.27)...Member of the 4x400m Relay placed fifth at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26) (4:13.73)...New England Champion (5/10) in the 4x800m relay with a time of 9-minutes, 0.67-seconds setting the fifth all-time record for UMass. Indoor Track: Part of UMass' school-record setting 4x800 relay that took first in the preliminaries at the ECAC Championship (3/9) with a time of 8:50.56 ... Also raced with the 4x800m relay that finished third at the Sorlien Invitational (1/18) (9:45.72) ... Logged team's top-six times in the mile for the season ... Placed third at the New England Championship (3/1) with the third-fastest time in UMass history, 4:53.08 ... Placed seventh in the event at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23) with a time of 5:02.58 ... Won the event at the Harvard Invitational (2/1) with a time of 4:59.23 ... Qualified for the New England Championship with a time of 5:01.41, good for fourth at the Yale Invitational (1/11) ... Finished second with a time of 5:07.02 at the Sorlien Invitational (1/18) ... Posted UMass' top-four times in the 3,000m run for the season, including the fourth-fastest time in program history, 9:47.45, at the ECAC Championship (3/9) ... Qualified for the New England Championship and ECAC Championship with a second-place time of 9:52.04 at the Northeastern Indoor Games (1/24) ... Took sixth in the event at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23) with a time of 9:55.48 ... Finished third at the Harvard Invitational (2/1) (9:54.02) ... Qualified for the New England Championship with the team's top 1,000m time of the season, 2:57.65, at the Hemery Valentine Invitational (2/7) ... Helped the team's distance medley relay finish eighth at the New England Championship (3/1) (11:55.64) and sixth at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23) (12:03.95) ... Also ran the distance medley relay at the Yale Invitational (1/11), contributing to an eighth-place time of 12:44.91.
As a sophomore in 2013:Outdoor: Ran in the 800, 1,500 and 4x400 meter relay for the Minutewomen, qualifying for New Englands in the 1,500 meter run ... Recorded her best time in the 1,500 meter run at the UMass Pre-Conference Meet, crossing the finish line at 4-minutes, 43.19-seconds for a fourth place finish (4/27). Indoor: Finished sixth in the mile at the URI Coaches Invite with a time of 5-minutes, 11.84-seconds and ran the final leg of the third place distance medley relay squad (2/2) ... Placed fifth with the best time of the season in the mile for the Minutewomen at the Joe Donahue Indoor Games clocking in at 5-minutes, 10.09-seconds while assisting with a third place performance in the 4x800 meter relay (1/25) ... Recorded a time of 5-minutes, 15.05-seconds for a sixth place finish in the mile at the Sorlien Invitational (1/19) ... Placed sixth in the mile and fourth in the 4x800 meter relay at the GoRhody Invitational (1/11).
As a freshman in 2012: Outdoor: Ran in six meets, all in the 1,500 meter run ... Competed in the 1,500 meter run at the New England Championships (5/11) ... Finished the 1,500 meter run in 4:44.08 at the A-10 Championships (5/5) ... Placed sixth, crossing the finish line at 4:45.63 in the 1,500 meter run at the Pre-Conference Meet (4/28) ... Ran for a third place finish and a time of 4:46.6 at the AIC Invitational in the 1,500 meter run (4/7). Indoor: Appeared in five meets during the indoor season in the 800 meter run, 1,000 meter run and the mile run ... Ran in the 1,000 meter run at the New England Championships (2/24) ... Ran the mile at the A-10 Championships (2/17).
Before UMass: A 2011 graduate of South Side High School ... Was a four year letter winner under coaches Jason Lytle and Mike Goth ... Holds school records in the 400 meters, 800 meters, 1600 meters, 3200 meters, 4x400 meter relay, and on the 5K cross country course ... Won State Cross Country Medals as a junior and senior ... Brought home a State Track Medal as a senior ... Named the 2011 Valedictorian at South Side.
Personal: Rachel Lynn Hilliard ... Daughter of Robert and Pamela ...Sister to Stephanie and Jacob ... Born May 28, 1993 in Natrona Heights, Pa. ... Majoring in Biology.
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|Friday, Jan 30|
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|at Atlantic 10 Championship (Day 1)||9:30 AM|
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|Friday, Feb 27|
|at New England Championship (Day 1)||10:00 AM|
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