2006-07 Women's Track & Field
Randol Alexander Sprints
Ashley Billstrom Distance
Amanda Body Sprints/Jumps
Alyssa Bradford Distance
Rachael Button Distance
Sara Christensen Hurdles/Sprints/Jumps
Brittany Edwards Sprints/Jumps
Julie Flowers Throws
Lindsey Gilman Multis
Carissa Heinold Jumps/Sprints
Rachel Howell Distance
Amanda Hyttel Throws
Patricia Kloth Sprints
Katie Krieter Distance
Lakisha Lane Sprints/Hurdles
Emilie Marsicek Throws
Lauren McLaughlin Distance
Sagan Newham Throws
Danielle Nunnelly Distance
Jennifer Plaskota Distance
Laura Rolf Distance
Windy Santa Cruz Sprints
Emily Thompson Distance
Ini Umana Throws
Melanie Wilson Jumps/Sprints/Hurdles
Anna Yost Distance
Alicia Zinnecker Sprints/Throws/Jumps
Full Roster
Rachael Button

Rachael Button

EVENTS Distance
YR. Jr./So./So.
HOMETOWN Farmington, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL) Farmington

2007 (Track and Field): Ran in eight meets for the Crusaders as a sophomore ... earned All Mid-Continent Conference honors outdoors, finishing third in the 10,000m run ... moved into fourth place on Valpo's all-time chart in the outdoor 10K with a time of 38:08.03 at the Hillsdale Gina Relays ... finished third at the Boilermaker Invitational in the 3,000m run during the indoor campaign ... a member of the Mid-Con All-Academic team ... named to the Fall 2007 Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2006 (Cross Country): Ran six races as a junior for the Crusaders ... contributed to Valpo team score in all six races ... opened season with second career top-five finish at Crusader Invitational ... ran career-best 5K at Notre Dame Invitational, finishing race in 18:24, the eighth-best time in Valpo history over 5K ... earned Second Team All Mid-Con honors after placing 12th at the Mid-Con Championships ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team ... also named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.

2005 (Cross Country): Ran six times for the Brown and Gold ... named to Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence ... finished fourth at season-opening 6K Crusader Invitational (23:14), second-fastest among Valpo runners ... ran fastest 5K of season at Evansville Invitational, covering course in 18:30.5 and finishing sixth ... quickest 6K of the year was at Mid-Con Championships, coming in 17th after finishing Sunset Hills Farm route in 23:11.2.

2004 (Cross Country): Competed six times as a freshman ... named team's co-Most Valuable Runner ... earned a top-20 finish in five of six races ... led all Valpo runners in first collegiate race, Crusader Invitational, with an 11th-place finish ... ran season-best 5K at Evansville Invitational, finishing 12th in 18:29.3 ... finished 15th at 6K Mid-Continent Conference Championships.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Falcons ... qualified for state championships all four seasons ... named to All-State team as a senior ... won Regional Championship in 2003 ... holds school's 5K record (18:39) ... a four-time All-Area honoree ... named team captain and team's Most Valuable Runner as junior and senior ... also earned four letters in track and field ... named to Academic All-State team in 2001 ... Vice President of Farmington's National Honor Society.

Personal: Rachael is the daughter of Richard and Julie Button ... father, Richard, ran track for the Crusaders ... major is English ... born January 31, 1986.