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Rachel Schneider not ready to quit racing

June 30, 2014

The eight-time All-American at Georgetown has her sights set on the 2016 Olympic Trials.

By Steve Craig, The Portland Press

Rachel Schneider says the end of her All-American collegiate career is “just the beginning” of her life as a competitive runner.

Competing for Georgetown University, the Sanford native finished ninth in the 1500 meters at the 2014 NCAA Division I track & field championships earlier this month. She led most of the race in Eugene, Oregon, before falling prey to a late surge by a pack that had benefited from a slow pace. Still, she earned her eighth All-America honor – including cross country and indoor track – with her best finish in four trips to the NCAA outdoor championships.

For some, historic Hayward Field – arguably American track & field’s most revered venue – would have been a fitting place to hang up the spikes.

Not Schneider.

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