Rachel Forbes
Rachel Forbes
Birth Date: May 21, 1988
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Norris, Tenn.
High School: Knoxville Catholic
Major: Pre-Physical Therapy

Rachel made her mark early as she set back-to-back school records in the pole vault as a freshman and sophomore...she now heads into her senior season on the Golden Eagle roster with the ability and work ethic to lead the Tech squad to an outstanding 2009-10 season...competes in the pole vault, dashes and hurdles...an all-state performer in the pole vault during her prep career...consistently shows the skills to impact the Tech program and the Ohio Valley Conference.

AT TECH - (In 2008-09): Rachel competed in five events during the spring indoor season...she competed in the 55m and 60m hurdles, the 55m and 60m dashes and the pole vault...in the 55m hurdles, posted the squad's best time at Sewanee with a performance of 10.05...in the 60m hurdles, clocked in a time of 10.74 at TSU, another seasonal-best time for the Golden Eagle team...achieved a career-best time of 8.37 in the 55m dash at Sewanee...clocked in a 60m dash time of 8.97 at TSU...achieved a distance in the pole vault at 8-feet, 1/4 inch at Sewanee...also competed in the pole vault and javelin throw in the outdoor season...accomplished a best distance in the pole vault at 8-feet, six-inches at Murray State...achieved the 2009 squad's best distance in the javelin at Austin Peay with a 112-feet, 10-inches mark, which also stands as a personal career-best.

(2007-08): Rachel ran in the 60m and 200m dashes, the 55m hurdles, and competed in the pole vault in the indoor season...ran a 8.85 in the 60m at ETSU, which still stands as a career-best mark...also set a career-best mark in the 200m with a 30.05 finish at Sewanee...raced a team-best 9.95 in the 55m hurdles at Sewanee...raised the bar in the pole vault with a 8 feet, 11 3/4 performance at Sewanee, besting her previous Tech school record in the event of 8-feet, 6-inches last season...also competed in the pole vault and the javelin during the outdoor season...smashed another school record by reaching 9' in the pole vault at the OVC Championships...best season performance in the javelin was set at Austin Peay with a distance of 93 feet, 10.8 inches.

(2006-07): Rachel competed in three events (pole vault, 55m hurdles , 60m hurdles) during the indoor season and four (pole vault, 100m, 300m hurdles, 400m hurdles) outdoors...achieved a distance of 8-feet, 6-inches in the pole vault in her first collegiate meet at Sewanee indoors, which was a school record at the time...topped that with a new school mark, clearing 8-feet, 6 1/2 inches at the APSU Invitational...matched her own school record at the OVC Championships...had Tech's best indoor times in the hurdles, and fastest times outdoors in 300m and 400m hurdles.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rachel was an all-state honoree in the pole vault during her sophomore and junior seasons at Anderson Central High School with second place finishes both years in the TSSAA state tournament...spent her first three years at Anderson County competing for coach Al Rodd...after a transfer to Knoxville Catholic High School for her senior year she was not eligible to compete due to the transfer...an all-purpose athlete, she competed in the pentathlon and excelled in the pole vault...was third in the state as a freshman...career-best as a prep was 9'6".

The daughter of Steve and Martha Forbes...full name is Rachel Clare Forbes...birthdate is May 21, 1988...enrolled in basic engineering.