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     Rachel Covert
    Rachel Covert

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lockport, Ill.

    High School:
    Lockport

    Event:
    Distance


    2005 Highlights: Finished fifth overall in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:55.46 at the Redbird Invitational on Jan. 29th...picked up UIC's second-fastest indoor mark in the 1-mile run (5:27.28)...finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:03.84) at the Redbird Invitational...earned a runner-up finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a team-season best time of 11:47.27 at the Chicagoland Championships...raced to a team-season best time of 4:47.20 in the 1-mile run at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

    2004 Highlights: Finished third overall in the 1-mile run at the Lewis Invitational with a team-season, indoor-best time of 5:26.39...raced to a team-season, indoor-best time of 2:26.41 in the 800-meter run at the Doug Raymond Invitational...picked up a personal-best mark in the 3,000-meter run (10:59.04)...owns UIC's second-best, outdoor times in both the 1,500-meter run (4:59.34) at the Horizon League Championships and 5,000-meter run (18:42.58) at the Big Blue Classic...opened UIC career on Aug. 30th at the UIC Home Opener, sharing ninth with teammate Lisa Petty by running the two-mile event in 11:59...appeared in all seven fall events for the Flames...ran a 19:03 at the 5,000-meter Bradley Open on Sept. 12th...finished 18th overall and third on the team with a 19:47.19 at the Horizon League Championships on Nov. 1st...ended the cross country season in strong fashion at the NCAA District V Championships, completing the 6K course in 23:36 for third on the team...turned in a time of 19:22 at the Central Collegiate Championships on Sept. 26th...finished the 5,000-meter UW-Parkside Invitational on Oct. 18th with a 19:46 performance.

    Prep/Personal: Four-year letter winner in cross country and three-year letter winner in track...was a captain on both teams...helped Lockport to two Sectional Championships in track (2001, 2003) and Conference and Sectional Championships in cross country (1999)...named to SICA All-Academic Team...daughter of Ward and Eileen Covert...born on December 8, 1984...majoring in architecture.

    Career Best Indoor Times
    800-Meter Run       2:26.41          1/31/04
    1-Mile Run          5:26.39          2/14/04
    3,000-Meter Run    10:55.46          1/29/05
    

    2005 Top Indoor Times 1-Mile Run 5:27.28 2/18/05 3,000-Meter Run 10:55.46 1/29/05

    Career Best Outdoor Times 1,500-Meter Run 4:47.20 5/13/05 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 11:44.27 4/9/05 5,000-Meter Run 18:42.58 4/3/04

    2005 Top Outdoor Times 1,500-Meter Run 4:47.20 5/13/05 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 11:44.27 4/9/05 5,000-Meter Run 19:03.93 3/26/05