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Rachel Blagg
Class: JR
Major: Biology
Hometown: Marshalltown, IA
Previous School: Marshalltown

2016 at Taylor: Developed into top-three performer for Trojans while racing in all seven meets … Set new personal-best time of 18:34.9 at Bethel Invite to post 11th-fastest individual mark in program history … Turned in four-straight sub-18:50 times to close season … Posted five sub-19:00 times and six-of-seven times were under 19:05 … Was TU’s second-fastest performer at five-of-seven races … Scored inside team’s top-five in all seven outings … Claimed personal-best third-place finish at season-opening Indiana Wesleyan Invite … Ended with trio of top-10 performances … Finished top-35 in all six regular season races … Posted Taylor’s seventh-best time of the season and had five of the top-13 individual times … Earned All-Crossroads League honors with eighth-place finish at league meet … Took 99th at NAIA National Championships.

2015 at Taylor: Competed in all seven races during first collegiate campaign … Set season-best time of 19:00.0 at Bethel Invite … Logged four sub-19:30 times … Scored in TU’s top-five at Indiana Wesleyan and Bethel Invites … Finished inside top-50 in all six regular season outings … Recorded pair of top-15 showings … Missed All-Crossroads League honors by one position with a 16th-place finish at league championships … Finished 263rd at NAIA National Championships.  

Prep: Lettered four times in cross country for Doug Bacon at Marshalltown High … Also competed for the Bobcats in track and basketball … Winner of Gatorade Frost Award … Qualified for Iowa State Cross Country Championships as a senior … Four-time Iowa State Championships Qualifier on the track … Two-time team MVP in track … Participated in Iowa All-Star Track Meet … Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society … Recipient of Distinguished in Academic Achievement Award.

Personal: Daughter of Dave and Diane Blagg … Majoring in biology … Minoring in chemistry and public health.

2017-18 Women's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Women's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Alex BerendsJR Hudsonville, MIHudsonville
Rachel BlaggJR Marshalltown, IAMarshalltown
Taylor BluemelSO Brodhead, WIBrodhead
Ellie CogginSR Upland, INEastbrook
Anna CraigFR Warsaw, INWarsaw
Margie CrosbyJR Columbia, MORock Bridge
Abby CrosleyJR Fishers, INHeritage Christian
Amanda DibleyJR Bristol, INElkhart Central
Andi FosterSR Van Wert, OHVan Wert
Michelle FranchJR West Chicago, ILWest Chicago Community
Mae Elizabeth GimreJR West Chicago, ILWest Chicago Community
Katelynn HanbackFR Lafayette, INMcCutcheon
Sarah HardenFR Arlington Heights, ILHersey
Megan HarrisonSO Indianapolis, INHeritage Christian
Haley HeathJR Wabash, INSouthwood
Taylor HeathFR Wabash, INSouthwood
Sarah HolzmanFR Strongsville, OHCuyahoga Valley Christian
Erinne LubienskiFR Grosse Pointe Woods, MIGrosse Pointe North
Lauren MelchersSR Algonquin, ILH.D. Jacobs
Naomi NoyesSO Wheaton, ILWheaton North
Livy SchroderFR Caledonia, MICaledonia
Anna SouzisJR Groveport, OHMadison Christian
Maddie WeedenSO Wheaton, ILWheaton North
Ariel WentworthFR Sugarcreek, OHGaraway
Valerie WierengaSO Grandville, MIGrandville