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Roelle caps college career with NAIA steeplechase national title

Weather delays couldn’t derail Eastern Oregon University senior Rachel Roelle of Anchorage at the NAIA Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama. She remained calm, cool and collected before dropping the hammer on the competition for a dominating victory in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Roelle, of West High fame, crushed her own school record… Read more »

Roelle rips off two PRs, wins three medals at conference meet

Anchorage’s Rachel Roelle of Eastern Oregon University ripped off a massive 11-second personal record in the 1,500-meter run at the Cascade Conference Championships in Hermiston, Oregon. The senior clocked a time of 4:34.01 to break a 9-year-old school record and hit the NAIA national qualifying mark in earning a silver medal in the women’s final…. Read more »

Roelle just misses NAIA All-American finish in EOU swansong

Eastern Oregon senior Rachel Roelle of Anchorage just missed All-American honors at the NAIA Cross Country Championship at Fort Vancouver, Washington. Racing in her final college cross country race, she finished the women’s 5K course in 18:08 and placed 32nd out of 338 runners to narrowly miss All-American recognition by two spots. “Rachel ran an… Read more »

Roelle the last in line of All-Americans from Alaska for EOU

Eastern Oregon University cross country and track coach Ben Welch has a problem. He’s running out of Alaskans. The longtime NAIA coach has had incredible success recruiting runners from his home state, particularly two families – the Roelles out of West Anchorage and the Updikes from Ketchikan. “I don’t specifically target certain families, but when… Read more »

Alaska women Roelle, Schmidt, Blackmore headed to Nationals

Running a smart, savvy race, Rachel Roelle of Anchorage was rewarded for her strategy at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships in Salem, Oregon. The Eastern Oregon University redshirt junior earned all-conference honors with a fifth-place finish out of 78 college women. “She came into the meet ranked 15th and ran a superb tactical race on… Read more »

Roelle breaks school record, qualifies for NAIA championships

Rachel Roelle of Anchorage broke the Eastern Oregon University school record in the 1,000-meter run at the Boise State Team Challenge in Idaho. The sophomore clocked a time of 2:57.86, slashing 10 seconds off her personal best. In addition, her time qualified her for the NAIA national championships next month in Johnson City, Tennessee. “Part… Read more »

Roelle, Updike win cross country races at Whitman Invite

Alaskans Rachel Roelle and Lucas Updike of Eastern Oregon University each posted cross country victories at the season-opening competition at the Whitman Invitational in Washington. Anchorage’s Roelle won the women’s 6-K race in 23:36, 10 seconds ahead of the second-place runner. She was one of only two Eastern Oregon runners among the top 14 finishers,… Read more »