Rachel Bordes
Rachel Bordes
Height: 5-7
Year: RSo.
Hometown: Sausalito, CA
High School: Redwood HS
Events: Distance
Experience: 2Y

2018-19 -- Cross Country: Opened her season with a 56th-place 5k time of 19:00.4 at Cal State Fullerton’s Covert Classic held in Brea on Sept. 1 ... two weeks later, took more than a full minute off her initial 5k time at UC Santa Barbara’s Lagoon Open, taking 19th place in 18:00.2 ... followed up with a 6k at the Stanford Invitational on Sept. 29, earning 80th overall, via a time of 22:58.6 ... closed fall with a 113th-place finish in another 6k, at the Bronco Invitational hosted by Santa Clara Oct. 13, recording a performance of 22:09.1.

2017-18 -- Track: Began the spring recording a career-best 1,500-meter performance of 4:43.07 on March 3, taking eighth place at the Cal Opener in Berkeley ... also posted 1,500m times of 4:47.06 at the UCSB Tri-Meet on March 10 (also good for eighth place) & 4:47.47 on April 14 (17th at UCLA’s Invitational) ... again earned Big West Conference Commissioner’s Honors academically. Cross Country: Started the fall helping the Mustangs earn a 22-37 Blue-Green Rivalry win at UCSB’s Lagoon Open Sept. 2, tallying a 32nd-place 5k time of 19:56.13 ... also helped Cal Poly win the Fresno XC Invitational on Sept. 9, taking 18th place (at 19:36.0) while the squad compiled a victorious score of 39.

2016-17 -- Track: Redshirted ... earned Big West Commissioner’s Honors academically. Cross Country: While redshirting as a freshman, ran in three meets unattached ... took 26th place at the Lagoon Open on Sept. 3 with a 5k time of 20:03.99 ... came in 71st at the Stanford Invite on Oct. 1, running a 6k of 23:03.3 ... closed with a ninth-place 5k performance of 20:06.0 at the Cal Poly Invitational hosted at Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 15.

Prep -- As a senior at Redwood High School in Larkspur, finished 120th overall at the CIF State Cross Country Championship Meet held at Woodward Park in Fresno, with a 5k time of 18 minutes, 33.50 seconds ... in track season, had a 1,600-meter PR of 5:00.87 (taking 11th place at the North Coast Section Championships) in 2016 ... between her junior and senior seasons combined, was a part of four Marin County League championship squads, as the Giants went unbeaten against conference opponents in both the fall and spring both years under coach Laura Schmitt ... in 2016, her distance medley relay team took fourth place at the Stanford Invitational (at 12:13.36), and the 6,400m relay finished third at the Arcadia Invitational (in 20:39.84), each of which ranked as the fourth-fastest times in the nation ... also visited UC Santa Barbara, but chose Cal Poly “because I love the people and the atmosphere of the school” and “saw it as a place I would be very successful.”

Personal -- Has two siblings who also have student-athlete backgrounds at Cal, as her sister Megan was a distance runner for the Golden Bears, while her brother Stephen Jr. was a captain on the sailing team ... majors in Wine and Viticulture and aspires to be a winemaker or real estate agent.