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

2012: Ran in the 200, 400, 500, 600, 800 and 4x400 relay…set season-best times 400 (1:02.74) at the Holy Cross Invitational (April 21) and 800 (2:33.56) at the Joe Donahue Indoor Games (Jan. 27)…posted career-best times in the 200 (28.08) at the Harvard Open (Dec. 10), 500 (1:21.55) at the Valentine Invitational (Feb. 10) and 600 (1:46.24) at Alden Invitational (Dec. 3).

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 '10 and Megan)...majoring in Sociology.


Sylvia's Top Performances

Event Time Meet (Date)
200m 28.08 Harvard Open (12/10/2011)
300m 45.27 Alden Invitational (12/4/2010)
400m 1:00.54 Holy Cross Invitational (4/23/2011)
500m 1:21.55 Valentine Invitational (2/10/2012)
600m 1:46.24 Alden Invitational (12/3/2011)
800m 2:31.38 Husky Spring Open (3/19/2011)