Hi my name is Rachel Walsh and I am currently a senior at Lyons Township High School. I run varsity for Lyons Townships' cross country team which has one of the largest cross country teams in the nation. An important accomplishment this season was running the state series (confernce,regionals, sectionals, and state) for a third time. As a sophomore at the IHSA 3A State meet I had a time of 18:57 for 3 miles. My best time for the 2012 season took place at State with a time of 19:10. Another accomplishment, as a freshmen, during track & field I placed 1st in Conference with the mile time of 5:40. My PR for cross country 2011 season was 18:55. Unfortunatley, for the 2012 track season I was injured and only ran the last 3 weeks of the season, but I was able to run my personal best for the mile with a time of 5:27 at the West Suburban Conferece at York High School. The West Suburban Conference is the toughest conference for both cross country and track in Illinois. I also ran the mile at sectionals this outdoor track season and placed 3rd. It is my dream to run cross country and track in college, so I can continue to build friendships and improve my running times. Currently academically, I am taking accelerated classes and my weighted GPA is 3.5 and I have a 23 on my ACT. I have been on the honor roll every semester that I have been in High School. I am also very active in my church service group. I will be pursuing financial aid to attend college.