Rachel Kerr
Rachel Kerr
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Archbald, Pa.
High School: Scranton Prep
Major: Biology
  • Three-year letterwinner who has competed in 19 events during her career
  • Owns nine top-25 finishes 
  • Two-time All-Landmark Conference honoree (2018, 2019)

Junior Year (2019)

  • Competed in all seven events for the Royals and was Scranton's top finisher in two events
  • Finished in the team's top five in all seven races
  • Earned All-Landmark Conference Second Team honors after finishing eighth at the Landmark Conference Championships on Nov. 2
  • Won the individual title at the Misericordia Invitational with a personal-best 4K time of 15:57.8
  • Clocked a personal-best 5K time of 18:33.02 at the Elizabethtown Short Course Invite on Sept. 20
  • Ran a personal-best 6K of 22:54.0 and finished 19th at the Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 5
  • Was the team's top finisher at the NCAA Mideast Regionals with a 6K time of 22:59.6

Sophomore Year (2018)

  • Ran in all seven events and was Scranton's top finisher in every race
  • Earned All-Landmark Conference First Team honors after finishing seventh at the conference championship meet
  • Had four top-25 finishes on the season and three top-10 results
  • Her best overall finish was a sixth-place result at the Cougar Classic on Sept. 15
  • Posted the Royals' top-three 6K times as well as the squad's fastest 4K and 5K marks
  • Ran a career-best 6K time of 23:32.06 at at the Landmark Conference Championships on Oct. 27
  • Clocked a personal-best 4K mark of 16:24.0 at the Misericordia Invitational on Aug. 31 and had a 5K personal record of 19:52.81 at the Dutchmen Invitational on Sept. 8

Freshman Year (2017)

  • Ran in six events in her first year in the program.
  • Had a season-best finish of 43rd at the Cougar Classic on Sept. 16 at Misericordia in Dallas, Pa.

Top 25 Finishes

  • 1st - 15:57.8, 4,000 meters, Misericordia Invitational, Aug. 30, 2019
  • 6th - 25:20.30, 6,000 meters, Cougar Classic (Misericordia), Sept. 15, 2018
  • 7th - 23:32.06, 6,000 meters, Landmark Conference Championships, Oct. 27, 2018
  • 8th - 23:41.26, 6,000 meters, Landmark Conference Championships, Nov. 2, 2019
  • 9th - 16:24.0, 4,000 meters, Misericordia Invitational, Aug. 31, 2018
  • 11th - 18:33.02, 5,000 meters, Elizabethtown Short Course Invite, Sept. 20, 2019
  • 15th - 19:52.81, 5,000 meters, Dutchmen Invitational, Sept. 8, 2018
  • 17th - 19:40.9, 5,000 meters, Dutchmen Invitational, Sept. 7, 2019
  • 19th - 22:54.0, 6,000 meters, Paul Short Invitational, Oct. 5, 2019

Landmark Conference Championships Finishes

  • 2017 - 60th, 29:47.87, 6,000 meters, Oct. 28, Standing Stone Golf Club, Huntingdon, Pa.
  • 2018 - 7th, 23:32.06, 6,000 meters, Oct. 27, Union Canal Tunnel Park, Lebanon, Pa.
  • 2019 - 8th, 23:41.26, 6,000 meters, Nov. 2, Colmar Manor Community Park, Colmar Manor, Md. 

NCAA Mideast Regional Finishes

  • 2018 - 57th, 24:35, 6,000 meters, Nov. 10, DeSales University, Center Valley, Pa.
  • 2019 - 49th, 22:59.6, 6,000 meters, Nov. 16, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Awards & Honors

  • All-Landmark Conference Second Team (2019)
  • All-Landmark Conference First Team (2018)
  • Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week (Sept. 3, 2019)
  • University of Scranton Athlete of the Week (Oct. 29, 2018)
  • Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll (2018, 2019)

High School/Personal

  • Was a member of the cross country and track & field teams at Scranton Prep.
  • Daughter of Brian Kerr and Darleen Oleski. Her father is a graduate of Rutgers University.
  • Has a sister, Julia, who is also a student at the University.