2006: Rachel Botham was a mainstay in the Panthers' top five throughout the 2006 season...Recorded a time of 23:26.50 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, earning a 127th place finish...Finished 87th at the Big East Championships with a time of 23:39.00...Helped Pitt place third in the team competition at the CMU Invitational by recording a top-five team time at Schenley Park...Posted a time of 24:36.00 at the 33rd annual Brooks Paul Short Run...Placed 103rd at the Spiked Shoe Invitational after recording a time of 24:41.50...Captured 12th-place overall at the Duquesne Duals with a time of 19:44.00, a 52 second improvement from last year's meet, helping the women place second in the team competition...Selected as a Big East Academic All-Star.
Duquesne Duals - 20:36.00 (23rd)
Penn State National - 23:53.00 (7th in second heat)
Shorewood High School: Member of Team WESCO, the cross country divisional champions in 2004 and track championships from 2002-05...First Team All-WESCO in cross country in 2003 and 2004...First Team All-WESCO in track in 2003 and 2005...Cross country MVP in 2004...Team captain for cross country in 2003 and 2004 and captain for track in 2005...Also on the varsity basketball team and swim team...A member of the National Honor Society and scholar-athlete.
Personal: Daughter of Richard and Virginia Botham...has one sister...born January 23, 1987...a chemistry major.
Women Place Seventh, Men 14th at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
Cross Country Readies for NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
Women Place Ninth, Men 13th at ACC Cross Country Championship Meet
Cross Country Ready for ACC Championship Meet
Men's and Women's Cross Country Regionally Ranked Heading into Championship Season
Women Place Third, Men Sixth at Princeton Invitational