LSU Track + Field BIO
Rachel Misher
Player Profile:
Rachel Misher 2374943
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'4"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Episcopal HS
Major: Biology
Born: 02/04/1997

Events: 60M (7.43), 100M (11.73), 200M (IN: 23.62; OUT: 22.94w/23.17), 400M (IN: 57.68; OUT: 52.98)

All-American

2016
An All-American during her freshman season as a member of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team ... Led off with a 53.23-second split as the Lady Tigers placed fourth nationally in the relay final at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a seasonal-best time of 3 minutes, 29.82 seconds ... Helped the team advance to the NCAA semfinals in the event while running 3:29.91 for eighth place overall at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds ... Also lined up in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds where she placed 13th overall in the national quarterfinals ... Missed advancing to the NCAA 200-meter semifinal by one spot after running a career-best wind-aided time of 22.94 (+4.1) in the national quarterfinals ... Also clocked 23.18 (+1.0) in the first round of NCAA qualifying ... Scored a point for the Lady Tigers as the eighth-place finisher in the 400-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Ran times of 53.08 in the prelims and 52.98 in the final in her only two 400-meter races of the 2016 season ... Placed 14th overall in 200-meter qualifying at the SEC Outdoor meet with a time of 23.20 (+1.9) in the preliminary round ... Anchored the Lady Tigers in 52.71 as they placed fifth in the final of the 4x400-meter relay at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:31.65 ... Opened the outdoor season by running back-to-back PRs in the 200 meters of 23.29 (+0.0) for third place at the Hurricane Twilight and 23.17 (+0.9) for fourth place at the Battle on the Bayou ... Also ran the 200 meters outdoors at the Texas Invitational (23.60), LSU Alumni Gold (23.27w) and LSU Invitational (23.32) ... Ran on two winning mile relay teams during the outdoor season at the Hurricane Twilight (3:35.06) and Battle on the Bayou (3:33.84) ... Member of LSU's winning 4x200-meter relay at the Texas Relays, running the third leg of the team that crossed the finish line first in 1:31.30 ... Ran both the 60 meters and 200 meters during the indoor season ... Set her indoor PR of 23.62 in 200-meter qualifying at the SEC Indoor Championships, placing 15th overall ... Split 53.72 on the third leg of LSU's 4x400-meter relay team that finished fourth at the SEC Indoor meet with a seasonal-best time of 3:33.50 ... Broke 24 seconds in the 200 meters for the first time indoors at the Tyson Invitational where she ran 23.98 for 18th place ... Also ran the 200 meters indoors at the Power Five Conference Clash (24.14), Razorback Invitational (24.23) and New Mexico Collegiate Classic (24.16) ... Sprinted to a personal best of 7.43 in the 60-meter prelims in her collegiate debut in the event at the Bayou Bengal Invitational ... Finished runner-up in the 60-meter final at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a time of 7.46 ... Ran 7.47 for ninth place at the LSU Twilight.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the premier sprinters in the state of Louisiana throughout her prep career at Episcopal High School … A 12-time state champion on the track between the indoor and outdoor seasons … Swept Class 2A state titles in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes in three-straight seasons from 2013-15 while competing at the Louisiana High School Athletics Association Class 2A Outdoor State Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … First crowned the Class 2A state champion in both events as a sophomore in 2013 with winning wind-aided times of 11.87 (+5.1) and 24.68 (+3.2) in the state finals … Defended her titles as a junior in 2014 while setting her wind-legal personal records of 11.73 (+1.2) and 24.64 (-2.3) to rank among the top sprinters in the state of Louisiana during the 2014 outdoor season … Wind-legal PR of 11.73 in the 100-meter dash ranked No. 36 nationally in the event for the 2014 season … Finished off her high school career by sweeping Class 2A state titles in the 100 meters and 200 meters for the third-straight season as a senior in 2015 with winning times of 11.74w (+2.7) and 24.71 (+1.9), respectively, in the state finals … Also a four-time state champion in the relays during the outdoor season during her time at Episcopal High School … Helped lead the team to three-straight state titles in the 4x400-meter relay from 2013-15 … Also a member of Episcopal’s state-title-winning 4x100-meter relay team during her sophomore season in 2013 … Captured a pair of Region 2-2A titles in the 100 meters (12.14) and 200 meters (25.27) during her senior season in 2015 … Enjoyed a strong senior season indoors as the LHSAA Division II Indoor state champion in both the 60-meter and 400-meter dashes for the first time in her prep career … Clocked 7.66 in the prelims and 7.74 in the final to claim the Division II Indoor state title in the 60 meters in 2015 … Qualified for the state meet with a personal-best time of 7.59 at the LSU High School Last Chance Qualifier to rank No. 36 nationally in the event for the 2015 indoor season … Added the Division II Indoor state title in the 400 meters with an indoor PR of 57.68 in the prelims and 57.96 in the final at the 2015 state meet … Scored the LHSAA Division II Indoor silver medal in the 55 meters as a sophomore in 2013 with a time of 7.26 in the state final and bagged the LHSAA Division II Indoor bronze medal in the 60 meters as a junior in 2014 with a time of 7.72.

PERSONAL
Full name is Rachel Nicole Misher … Born on Feb. 4, 1997 … Parents are Allen and Eunice Misher … Has five siblings, Jared, Quentin, Jhaelyn, Cameron and Peyton … Father is a former national champion and All-American hurdler at LSU, winning the NCAA Indoor Championship in the 60-yard hurdles in 1976 … An award winning ballet dancer who has been a recipient of the Award of Merit … Majoring in biology.

 

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