SDSU recognizes 337 scholar-athletes
69 named Academic All-MW
T&F qualifies seven to NCAA Champs
Two qualify for NCAA Champs
Draxler advances to second-straight NCAA Champs
Women's Track & Field opens up it's outdoor season at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge
· All-Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Team (2016, Shot Put)
· Two-time Mountain West Academic All-Conference (2015, 2016)
Shot Put (Indoor): 47-11.75 (Feb. 28, 2015 at the MW Championships - Albuquerque, N.M.)
Shot Put (Outdoor): 49-09.25 (May 13, 2016 at MW Championships - Clovis, Calif.)
Discus Throw (Outdoor): 180-14 (May 28, 2016 at NCAA West Regionals - Lawrence, Kan.)
Javelin Throw: 130-00 (March 29, 2014 at the Aztec Invitational - San Diego, Calif.)
2016: 12th (175-11 - Discus Throw)
NCAA West Regionals
2016: 8th (180-04 - Discus Throw)
Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships
2016: 2nd (49-09.25 - Shot Put) | 5th (162-00 - Discus Throw)
2015: 16th (41-10.75 - Shot Put)
2014: 6th (154-07 - Discus Throw) | 15th (40-08.75 - Shot Put)
Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships
2016: 14th (40-10.50 - Shot Put)
2015: 6th (47-11.75 - Shot Put)
Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in the shot put and discus throw, qualifying for the NCAA West Prelims in both events and the NCAA Championships in the discus throw, en route to a Second-Team USTFCCCA All-American honor in the discus throw and an All-Mountain West honor in the shot put … Won the discus at the San Diego Collegiate Championships (157-00) … Finished second at the California Collegiate Invitational in the discus throw (179-11) … At the Triton Invitational, earned third in the shot put (49-09.25) and sixth in the discus (170-03) … At the MW Championships, earned second with a collegiate-best 49-94.25 in the shot put for fifth all-time and fifth in the discus throw (162-00) … In her next appearance, at the NCAA West Prelims, posted a collegiate best in the discus throw (180-04) for sixth all-time and an eighth-place overall finish … Concluded the season by earning 12th at the NCAA Championships (175-11).
Indoor Track and Field: Competed in the shot put at three meets: the NAU Challenge (43-04.25, 12th), the UW Invitational (Foul) and MW Championships (40-10.50, 14th).
Outdoor Track and Field: Competed in the shot put and discus throw during the season... attained collegiate-best marks in both events, including a third-place finish in the shot put at the Mangrum Invite (April 11) after throwing 46-08.25 and an impressive second-place performance at the UCLA Legends Invite (April 3) with a solid throw of 167-00... started the season at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge on March 14 with a win in the shot put (45-09.00) and a second-place finish in the discus (164-06) helping the Aztecs claim second as a team... was 17th in the shot put (41-05.25) and 25th in the discus (129-09) at the Aztec Invitational on March 28... also competed at the UCLA Legends Invite, PRing in the discus at 167-00, earning her a second-place finish and a No. 7 rank in SDSU's all-time history book... also placed seventh in the shot put (45-01.75) and 10th in the javelin throw (112-05)... earned a trip to the Mountain West Championships where she took 16th in the shot put (41-10.75) on May 16.
Indoor Track and Field: Competed only in the shot put for three meets before traveling to the MW Championships on Feb. 28... earned an eighth-place showing at the NAU Friday Night Duals after throwing 45-05.75 on Jan. 16... competed at the Armory Track Invite throwing 39-03.00, which was good for 33rd... claimed 12th at the Don Kirby Invite on Feb. 14 with a throw of 46-10.25... improved on her mark two weeks later at the MW Championships to 47-11.75, leading to a No. 5 spot on SDSU's all-time list.
Outdoor Track and Field: Was a regular for the Aztecs in three throwing events - shot put, discus throw and javelin throw ... posted collegiate bests of 44-02.50 (shot), 154-07 (discus) and 130-00 (javelin) ... competed at the MW Championships in both the discus (sixth, 154-07) and shot put (15th, 40-08.75) ... competed in all three events at the UCSD Collegiate on March 15, taking third in both the discus (147-06) and the javelin (127-00), and seventh in the shot (38-05.00) ... was in the invitational flights of all three events at the Aztec Invitational on March 29, finishing fourth in the discus (153-07), seventh in the shot put (40-07.50) and 11th in the javelin throw (130-00) ... was sixth in the discus (147-07) and 15th in the javelin (116-03) at the Cal/Nevada Championships on April 4 ... came in 31st in the invitational discus at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 18 with a mark of 144-07 ... doubled in the shot put (sixth, 42-05.75) and discus throw (14th, 137-08) at the HP/OTC Series I on April 24 ... was 19th (44-02.50) and 28th (145-02) in the shot put and discus throw, respectively, at the Triton Invitational (April 25-26) ... also was fourth in the shot (42-03.50) and sixth in the discus (152-07) at the Oxy Invitational on May 10.
Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete during the indoor campaign.
Outdoor Track and Field: Did not represent SDSU at any meets, but did compete unattached ... utilized her redshirt season.
Indoor Track and Field: Did not compete, electing to redshirt.
Earned four letters from nearby Christian High School in El Cajon, Calif. ... was a two-time first-team all-Central League selection (2010 and 2012) and a first-team CIF San Diego Section pick ... earned four CIF medals for her career (three in shot put, one in discus throw) ... owns personal bests of 42-01.25 in the shot put, 149-02 in the discus throw and 5-01.00 in the high jump ... competed at the 2011 U.S. Junior Track and Field Championships, taking first in the shot put (4kg young women) in 36-11.75 and third in the discus throw (1kg young women) in 116-06 ... was also recruited by Cal State Northridge, Fresno State, Idaho State and Azusa Pacific ... a scholar-athlete who twice (2011-12) appeared on the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic team ... was one of only two in Christian's graduating class to earn the triple crown award for excellence in athletics, academics and Christian character.
Rachel Alesi was born Oct. 25, 1994, in San Diego, Calif. ... parents are Tom and Kathy Alesi ... One of her brothers, Joel, is a punter on the Aztec football team ... majoring in mathematics.