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Indoor: Competed in two meets during the indoor season … Finished 11th in the mile at the Orange and Purple Classic with a career-best time of 5:31.01. Outdoor: Competed in the 1500m at the Georgia Tech Invitational and Tennessee Relays.
2016 Cross Country:
Raced in one meet in the 2016 season … Recorded a time of 20:16.9 at the UGA Invitational.
Did not compete.
2015 Cross Country:
Did not compete.
Indoor: Ran the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:30.80 at the Samford University Invitational. Outdoor: Ran a leg of the DMR that took sixth (12:04.40) at the Alabama Relays … Ran her season-best 1,500 meters in 4:45.28 at the Georgia Tech Invite.
2014 Cross Country:
Competed in three races ... Placed fifth for Georgia Tech and recorded a career-best 5K time of 18:13 at the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational ... Finished 20th out 161 runners with a 5K time of 18:34 at the Upstate Invitational.
Indoor: Did not compete. Outdoor: Did not compete.
Four year letterwinner in cross country and track ... Track team won three-straight region championships (2011-2013) and won the county championship in 2012 ... Named to the GHSA all-state track team all four years of high school (2010-2013) ... Named the Alpharetta High School track MVP (2011) and the team cross country MVP three years (2011-2013).
Full name is Rachel Elaine Thorne ... Born on Aug. 20, 1995 ... Parents are Kenny and Bridget Thorne ... Sister to Zach, Kenedy and Daniel ... Father was an all-america tennis player at Tech (1984-88), is in the GT Hall of Fame and is currently the men's tennis head coach ... Mother ran track and cross country at Tech (1986-89) and is also in the GT Hall of Fame ... Majoring in industrial engineering.