Rachel Morelli
Rachel Morelli
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Saint Basil Academy

As a Junior in 2012: One of the most versatile Bobcats on the 2012 roster as she competed in the 800m, 1500m and one mile race throughout the season…Progressed from a shorter distance runner in her first two seasons into one of the team’s best distance runners by the end of the season…Began the year with a 2:28.80 800m time at the Fred Hardy Invitational on March 31…Followed with a 2:28.23 in the 800m at the George Davis Invitational on April 7…Finished 17th out of 38 at Brown on April 14 in the one mile run with a time of 5:22.93…Finished a season-best sixth place in the 1500m on April 21 at MIT with a time of 4:56.34…Crossed the line in 2:28.61 in the 800m at Yale on April 29…Finished 15th in the 1500m event with a season-best time of 4:55.83 at the NEC Championships.

As a Sophomore in 2011: Ran a personal-best time of 2:25.04 in the 800-meter run at the Yale Springtime Invitational on May 1…Finished the 400-meters in 1:07.65 at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic on Feb. 5.

As a Freshman in 2010: Did not compete.

Before Quinnipiac: Attended Saint Basil Academy, where she was a two-time Indoor Track All-American in 2005 and 2007...PIAA State Champion in the 4x800 in 2007...Named to the All-League and All-State teams at Saint Basil Academy...Member of two-time PIAA Cross Country State championship team...Part of two cross country PIAA District I championship teams...Member of two-time AACA cross country championship team in 2006 and 2007...Part of PIAA Track & Field District I Champions in 2006, 2007 and 2008)...Won the 2005 Track & Field BAL Championship...Member of the team that won the 2006 and 2007 Track & Field AACA Championships.

Personal: A native of Philadelphia, Pa…Daughter of Mary and Frank Morelli...Sister Lynn runs cross country and track &field at the College of William and Mary...Sister Christina runs cross country and track & field at Saint Joseph’s University...Salutatorian of her high school’s graduating class.