Rachelle Sylvia
Rachelle Sylvia
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Westerly, R.I.
High School: Westerly
Position: Long Sprints

2011: Ran in the 200, 300, 400, 800 and 4x400…ran a time of 45.27 seconds in the 300, finishing in 21st place at the Brown Alden Invitational (Dec. 4)…posted a season-best time of 28.48 seconds in the 200 at the Harvard Open (Dec. 10)…placed ninth in the 800 with a time of 2:31.38 at the Husky Spring Open (March 19)…recorded a career-best time of 1:00.54 in the 400 at the Holy Cross Quad Meet (April 23).

2010: Raced in the 200, 400, 500 and 800 for the Crusaders...placed 14th in the 400 at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship with a season-best time of 1:02.65...ran a season-best time of 27.94 seconds in the 200 at the UMass Spring Meet.

Before Holy Cross: Member of the varsity track and field team at Westerly H.S...team captain junior and senior year...received the United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award...earned Academic All-State in 2008-2009...named Providence Journal Winter All-State Athlete in 2008...member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Christine Sylvia...has one brother (Steven) and two sisters (Jaclyn (Holy Cross class of 2010) and Megan)...majoring in Sociology.