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Raquel Ormsby
Position: Hurdles/Sprints
Year: Senior
City/State: Ventura, CA
High School: Ventura HS
Other College: Ventura College
College: Marshall
Major: Ethnic Studies
Experience: 1 Letter
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012
Scored points for UC San Diego in both hurdling events at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track & Field Championships ... Turned in a sixth-place showing in the women's 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute, 3.74 seconds upon finishing fourth in her heat and seventh overall in the prelims with a time of 1:04.18 ... After placing fifth in her heat and eighth overall during the prelims of the 100 hurdles with a personal-best time of 15.04, she finished seventh overall with a time of 15.40 in the finals ... Contributed a season-best time of 1:03.56 in the 400 hurdles at the 26th Annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, in which she placed ninth overall ... Best relay performance for the year occurred in the 4x400 relay at the All-Cal Challenge, where she ran the third leg en route to a second-place finish in her heat and a sixth-place showing overall to clock in a time of 3:57.89.

VENTURA COLLEGE
Competed for the Pirates as both a freshman and sophomore on the track and field team (2010-11) ... Won the 100 hurdles at the Western State Conference (WSC) Championships with a personal-best time of 15.39 as a sophomore ... Tied the third-fastest time in the 400 intermediate hurdles ever recorded up to that point in the championship meet upon winning the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:03.81 during her sophomore year (2011) ... Also won the 400 hurdles at the WSC Championships (1:04.15) as a freshman (2010) ... Placed third overall in the 400 hurdles at the SoCal Prelims, clocking in at a personal-record time of 1:03.35 and finished seventh overall at the SoCal Finals for that event (1:07.98) during her freshman year (2010) ... Ran to personal-record times of 1:00.56 in the 400 and 27.07 in the 200 at the WSC Championships as a freshman, finishing fifth and 13th, respectively (2010) ... Voted MVP of her team.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2009 graduate from Ventura High School in Ventura ... Three-time Hurdler of the Year honoree ... County League champions ... Channel League Champion in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles as well as the 4x400 relay as a senior (2009) ... Turned in season-best times in both the 300 hurdles (45.46, 9th) and the 100 hurdles (15.80, 19th) at the CIF-SS Division I Prelims as a senior (2009) ... Advanced to the CIF-SS D-I Finals in the 300 hurdles, placing eighth overall with a time of 46.79 during her senior year (2009) ... Also competed in soccer for the Cougars and with the Oxnard Stars Track Club in Oxnard.

PERSONAL
Born Feb. 27, 1992 in Fresno ... Daughter of Michael and Cherisse Ormsby ... Has two older brothers named Rahsaan and Rashid ... A student in Marshall College majoring in ethnic studies ... A fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and San Diego Padres ... Steve Nash is her favorite athlete ... "Chicago" is her favorite movie ... Enjoys playing musical instruments, soccer, and poetry ... Plays the clarinet ... Has Jamiroquai on her playlist ... Lists Jim Henson as an influential person in her life ... Would choose to eat French toast for the rest of her life if given the chance ... Winning the 400 hurdles in back-to-back years at the WSC Championships while at Ventura College is her most memorable track moment ... Regards the UCSD track team as her second family ... Plans to pursue a career in social justice advocacy upon graduating from UCSD.


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