Majority heads to Texas; small distance crew to California; some to SIU
Squad sets goals of breaking records and being at the top this season
Senior leads youthful squad throughout season
Illini place ninth at the regional meet
Orange and Blue travel to Springfield, Mo., for regional race
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 .
2013 Track and Field
Indoor: Did not compete.
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.
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
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)
Updated December 2013