Photos of the Illini women's track & field team competing at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invite on March 27-28.
Cross Country 2014 XC - JUNIOR Finished 10th on the squad at the Illini Open ... Was the 11th Illini runner to finish at the Bradley Invite, completing the 6K course in 23:10.8 ... Placed eighth on the team at the Roy Griak Invite ... Placed 31st overall at the Illinois State Invite, finishing with a season-best 5K time of 18:32 ... Was the ninth Illini to finish at the Illini Challenge.
2013 XC - SOPHOMORE Set a personal-best 4K time of 15:57 at the Illini Challenge ... Finished seventh for the squad at the Boilermaker Invitational.
2012 XC - FRESHMAN Ran a 6K time of 22:58 at the NCAA Midwest Regional, finishing sixth for the Illini ... Ran at the Big Ten Championships, placing seventh on the team and 88th overall, finishing with a time of 22:31 ... Ran in the unseeded race at the Pre-National meet, covering the 6K course in a time of 22:46 ... Scored points for the Illini at the Illinois Open, finishing third and setting a 5K time of 19:04 .
2014 Track and Field Outdoor: Competed in the 800m at the Big Ten Championships ... Clocked a personal-best 800m time of 2:12.28 to place fourth at the Illinois Twilight ... Placed fourth in the 800m at the Billy Hayes Invitational.
2013 Track and Field Indoor: Did not compete.
High School 2011 USTAF National Junior Olympic 1,500m Champion ... 2011 Illinois 800m state champion ... 2010 Illinois state runner-up ... Placed seventh at the 2011 cross country state championships and holds conference, sectional and school records in multiple events ... Five-time MVP ... DuPage female athlete of the year.
Personal Daughter of Ron and Leanne Rakosnik ... Born Jan. 17, 1994 ... Has a brother Mike and a sister Kailey ... Hobbies include watching movies and shopping ... Majoring in mathematics and minoring in education.
Rakosnik's Personal Bests Cross Country 4K: 15:57 - Illini Challenge (8/30/13) 5K: 18:29 - Notre Dame Invitational (9/28/12) 6K: 22:31 - Big Ten Championships (10/28/12)