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Rachel Kirkwood Athlete Profile

Rachel Kirkwood

Position: Sprints Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 2009 Hometown: Olympia, WA


  • Born in Olympia, Washington
  • Parents are Alan and Valerie Kirkwood
  • Dad was a member of the BYU track team
  • A skilled pianist and flute player
  • Favorite book is Harry Potter and enjoys listening to Mika

Before BYU

  • Lettered four years in track at North Thurston High School
  • Track team captain and MVP as a senior
  • 100 meter district champion as a sophomore and junior
  • Took sixth at state as a junior and eighth as a senior in the 100 meter
  • Placed eleventh at state in the 200 meter
  • A four year student-athlete award recipient
  • Inducted into the schools calculus and physics hall of fame
  • Graduated as the schools valedictorian