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RACHEL LONGFORS
  • Throws
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Erhard, Minn. (Pelican Rapids)

SIX-TIME ALL-AMERICAN

CAREER VICTORIES: 13

PERSONAL RECORD
INDOORS

Shot Put: 45-3.50 - 2004 SEC Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
Weight Throw: 68-9.25 - 2005 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOORS
Discus: 188-7 - 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials, Sacramento, Calif. (School Record)
Hammer Throw: 191-11 -2005 SEC Outdoor Championships, Nashville, Tenn.

HONORS: Six-Time All-American; Two-time NCAA East Regional champion, Southeastern Conference champion: 2006 NCAA Indoor All-American - weight throw; 2006 NCAA Outdoor All-American - discus; 2005 NCAA Outdoor All-American - discus; 2005 NCAA East Regional champion - discus; 2005 NCAA Indoor All-American - weight throw; 2003 NCAA Outdoor All-American - discus; 2003 NCAA East Regional champion - discus; 2003 SEC Outdoor champion - discus; 2002 NCAA Outdoor All-American - discus.

2006 AS A SENIOR: Wins (3): Florida Intercollegiate weight throw (19.62m/64-4.50); University of New Mexico Invite weight throw (19.71m/64-8); Florida Fast Times weight throw (20.60m/67-7)…Bests of 21.33m/69-11.75 (weight throw) and 56.09m/184-0 (discus)…Competed in 14 meets (eight indoor, six outdoor)…Left school as record-holder in discus and as only athlete in school history to achieve four All-America honors in discus…Notched fourth top-10 finish in discus at NCAA Outdoor Championships with 10th-place mark of 48.25m/158-4…Qualified fourth-straight time in discus for NCAA Outdoor Championships with third-place showing at NCAA East Regional (51.67m/169-6)…Finished fifth at Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships with a mark of 50.42m/165-5…Had toss of 54.38m/178-5 at UTEP Invitational to take third...Finished second at Spec Towns Invitational with season-best mark of 56.09m/184-0…Placed third in outdoor season-opening Diet Pepsi Classic, launching toss of 54.85m/179-11…Earned fifth All-American honor of stellar career by finishing fourth at NCAA Indoor Championships with mark of 21.33m/69-11.75 on her final attempt… Finished first in Florida Fast Times weight throw competition after reaching mark of 20.60m/67-7…Finished second at SEC Indoor Championships with mark of 20.46m/67-1.50 in weight throw…Notched second win of season at University of New Mexico Invitational with toss of 19.71m/64-8 in weight throw…Launched throw of 20.67m/67-9.75, finishing as top collegiate qualifier at Gator Invitational in weight throw…Won season-opening Florida Intercollegiate weight throw with mark of 19.62m/64-4.50…SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2005 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (5): Sun Angel Classic discus (185-6); Mesa Classic discus (180-2); Mt. SAC Relays discus (183-10); Penn Relays discus (174-2); NCAA East Regional Champion - discus (181-3)…Bests of 68-9.25 (weight throw) 191-11 (hammer throw), 187-1 (discus)…Competed in 18 meets (10 indoor, eight outdoor)…16 top-five finishes…Finished second in discus at NCAA Outdoor Championships with season-best fling of 187- 1…Repeated as NCAA East Regional champion in discus with mark of 181-3…Placed sixth in hammer throw (191- 11) and fourth in discus (174-4) at SEC Outdoor Championships…Took home top honors in discus at Penn Relays (174-2) and sixth in collegiate championship hammer throw (176-0)…Won discus at Sun Angel Classic (185-6)…Won discus throw at Mesa Classic with mark of 180-2…Won discus at Mt. SAC Relays (183-10)…Finished fourth in hammer throw at Florida Relays (190-6)…Finished eighth and earned All-America honors at NCAA Indoor Championships in weight throw (68-8)…Competed in weight throw at SEC Indoor Championships, finishing third with mark of 68-9.25…Placed third in weight throw at Hoosier Hills Invitational (67-4.25)…Finished sixth in weight throw at Tyson Invitational with mark of 65-7.75…Notched fourth-place finish in weight throw at Gator Invitational (68-4.25)…Finished fourth in weight throw at UNC Invitational (64-3)…Finished third with mark of 65-10.50 in weight throw at Clemson Invitational…Placed fourth in weight throw with NCAA provisional mark of 67-0.50 at Florida Intercollegiate…Finished third in weight throw (65-4.25) at Clemson Opener…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2004 AS A JUNIOR (SOPHOMORE INDOORS): Bests of 45-3.50 (shot put) and 65-10.25 (weight throw)...Competed in 10 meets (all indoor)... Placed 12th in weight throw (63-4) at NCAA Indoor Championships...Finished seventh in weight throw (65-2.75) at Fast Times Qualifier…Scored at SEC Indoor Championships in weight throw with eighth-place mark of 63-0.75…Finished sixth in weight throw with mark of 63-4 at Hoosier Hills meet…Finished fifth in weight throw (63-4.75) and also competed in shot put at Husker Invite…Finished fourth in weight throw with mark of 65-10.25 and also competed in shot put at Gator Invitational…Finished fourth in weight throw (65-3.50) and eighth in shot put (45-3.50) at SEC Invitational…Placed fourth in weight throw with mark of 64-5.75 and 13th in shot put (42-9) at the Florida Intercollegiate…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2003 AS A SOPHOMORE (FRESHMAN INDOORS): Wins (3): 2003 SEC Quad Meet discus (179-9); 2003 Florida Women's Track and Field Classic discus (174-8); 2003 NCAA East Regional discus (180-11)…Competed in 19 meets (nine indoor, 10 outdoor)…Earned an All-America honor with her fourth-place finish in discus at NCAA Outdoor Championships with mark of 177-4...Won East Regional Championship in discus with season-best throw of 180-11…Won SEC Championship in discus (180-9)…Won discus at Florida Women's Track and Field Classic…Runner-up in discus at the Sun Angel Classic (179-10) and Mesa Classic (169-1)...Won discus at SEC Quad meet with throw of 179-9... Runner-up in discus at Florida Relays and also competed in hammer throw and discus invitational...Finished ninth in weight throw at the SEC Indoor Championships...Recorded season-best mark in weight throw (61-3) at Gator Invitational…Runner-up in open weight throw (58-7.50) at Carolina Fast Times meet…Finished fourth in weight throw at Florida Intercollegiate (60-3.25).

2002 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (2): Florida Relays Collegiate & Open discus (163-8); Auburn Bank Invitational discus (170-6)…Bests of 174-2 (discus) and 166-6 (hammer)…Competed in eight meets (all outdoors)…Earned first career All-America honor with seventh-place season-best of 174-4 at NCAA Championships (discus)…Third in discus at SEC Championships, 172-0…Finished 10th in hammer throw at SEC meet…Fifth in discus and 17th in hammer throw at Penn Relays... Won discus and placed sixth in hammer throw at Auburn Bank Invitational...Set a season-best in hammer throw (166-6) and provisionally qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championships in discus (174-2) at Sun Angel Classic…Won collegiate and open discus competition and placed 11th in hammer throw at Florida Relays…Finished eighth in hammer throw and seventh in the discus at FSU Relays.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 162-5 (discus) and 38-2.50 (shot put)…Broke her sister, Jessica's, discus record at Pelican Rapids High her senior year with toss of 38-2.50... Four-year letter winner in track and basketball and captain of both in 2001 at Pelican Rapids High...Class 6A State discus champion in 2001 (162-5)...Was all-state basketball player...Played on Minnesota All-Star team her senior year…High school basketball team MVP…Set numerous high school records in both basketball and track.

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