Rachel Pocratsky

  • Rachel
  • Pocratsky

  • Event
    Distance
  • Class
    Sophomore
  • High School/Other
    Our Lady of Good Counsel
  • Hometown
    Gaithersburg, Md.

Updated: March 16, 2017

2017 outdoor:

2017 indoor: Won a bronze medal in the 800 meters at the ACC Championships, crossing the finish line with a career-best time of 2:04.96 – good enough for third on Tech’s all-time list … Was awarded first-team All-ACC honors … Placed second in the 600 meters at the Virginia Tech Challenge, finishing the race in 1 minute, 30.67 seconds – the second-fastest time in school history … Placed fifth in the 800 at the Music City Challenge ... Also was a member of the winning distance medley relay team at the Music City Challenge, finishing the race in 11 minutes, 12.17 seconds for the win – good enough for second on Tech’s all-time list ... Was ninth in the mile with a personal-best time of 4:45.38 at the Camel City Invitational - the fifth-best time in the event in school history ... Won the 1,000 at the Hokie Invitational in a school-record time of 2:44.23 … Won the 1,000 at the Virginia Tech Invitational, running the event in a time of 2:50.00.

2016 outdoor: Was named to the All-ACC second team with her fifth place finish in the 1,500 meters (4:19.41) … Competed in the 800 at the NCAA East Regional, placing 26th … Won the Bison Outdoor Classic in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:19.82 … Set a personal record in the 800 at the Payton Jordan Invite in 2:05.30.

2016 indoor: Earned second team All-ACC honors with her fourth place finish in the 800 meters, crossing the line in 2:06.45 at the ACC Championships … Set a personal record in the 600 meters at the Virginia Tech Challenge with a 1:30.29 finish … Was a member of the winning DMR at the Camel City Invite, finishing in 11:40.55.

High school: A three-time letter winner in track and field at Our Lady of Good Counsel … A two-time champion in the 800-meter event and a champion in the 1,600 at the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Championships … Won the 800 and finished third in the 400 at the WCAC outdoor state meet her junior season … Won the 1,600 and was a part of the 4x800 relay team that won the championship at the WCAC outdoor state meet her senior season ... Placed ninth in the 800 at the 2014 AAU Junior Olympics … Placed ninth in the EE800 at the 2015 New Balance Nationals … Her time in the 800 was the fastest ran in Maryland during her senior season.

Personal: Born Jan. 23, 1997 … Daughter of Carl and Lisa Pocratsky … Both parents attended Penn State … Has a younger sister … Majoring in civil engineering.

Pocratsky's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

600m - 1:30.29, VT Challenge (2016)

800m - 2:04.96, ACC Championships (2017)

1,000m - 2:44.23, Hokie Invitational (2017)

Mile - 4:45.38, Camel City Invitational (2017)

400m - 56.98, Bison Outdoor Classic (2016)

800m - 2:05.30, Payton Jordan Invitational (2016)

1,500m - 4:19.41, ACC Championships (2016)

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