Rachel Amaral
Rachel Amaral
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Raynham, Mass.
High School: Bridgewater-Raynham
Position: Throws

2008: Finished 23rd in the shot put at the New England Outdoor Championships (May 9-10) with a throw of 11.58 meters...took eighth in the discus with a throw of 40.53 meters...finished 13th in the shot put at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships (May 2-3) with a throw of 11.18 meters...finished 13th in the discus throw with a distance of 35.67 meters...took 10th in the shot put at the Patriot League Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-24) with a distance of 12.05 meters.

2007: Finished 18th in the hammer throw at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships (May 4) with a distance of 36.55 meters...placed 18th in the shot put at the New England Indoor Championships (Feb. 23-24) with a distance of 11.71 meters...finished 15th in the shot put at the Patriot League Indoor Championships (Feb. 16) with a throw of 11.11 meters...placed fifth in the weight throw with a distance of 14.40 meters.

Before Holy Cross: Four-year varsity member of the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional H.S. outdoor track and field team...competed in the discus and shot put...named captain her senior year...OCL All-Star all four years...Taunton Gazette All-Scholastic...Brockton Enterprise All-Scholastic...Boston Herald All-Scholastic (senior year - discus)...Boston Globe All-Scholastic (senior year - discus)..holds school record in discus, 118'7" and shot put, 37'4"...also competed in indoor track for three years earning OCL All-Star honors...also a member of the volleyball team.

Personal: Daughter of Joseph and Mary Amaral...has one sister, Rebecca...majoring in Mathematics.