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Rachael Lau
Player Profile:
Rachael Lau 2838853
Position: Distance
Height: 5'7"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Plainfield, Ill.
High School: Plainfield North

Prior to Duke: Lettered all four years at Plainfield North High School in Plainfield, Ill…three-year Illinois High School Association (IHSA) AAA cross country state qualifier (2013, 2014, 2015)…earned IHSA AAA cross country all-state honors in 2013 and 2015, as well as all-regional and all-sectional honors in 2013, 2014 and 2015…claimed a spot as a qualifier at the 2013 and 2015 IHSA AAA track & field state championship…named to the IHSA track & field all-sectional team in 2013, 2015 and 2016…as a member of the Aurora Flyers Club Team in Aurora, Ill., earned three AAU national titles (3,000 meters and 2,000 meter steeplechase) and was named an AAU All-American seven times from 2013 to 2014…crossed the line as the 15th female finisher at the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago half marathon, clocking a time of 1:26:35…graduated as valedictorian of 2016 class at Plainfield North High School…served as the keynote speaker for the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) in 2016…member of the 2016 IHSA All-State Academic Team…AATG Gold Award Winner…president of 2016 Delta Epsilon Phi (German National Honor Society)…three-time Illinois Super State Honor Band participant and three-time Illinois marching band state finalist.

Personal: Daughter of David and Kristine Lau…has two sisters, Rebecca and Sarah…father graduated from the Duke Fuqua School of Business in 1989.

Cross Country PRs
5K- 16:52 (High School)

Indoor PRs
400m- 1:02 (High School)
800m- 2:19 (High School)

Outdoor PRs
1,500m- 4:47 (High School)
3,200m- 10:40 (High School)

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