Racquel Farquharson joined the Sooner staff in August 2016 as the graduate assistant. She came from an assistant coach position at Moravian College. While at Moravian, she worked with vertical and horizontal jumps. She coached five indoor and four outdoor Landmark Conference champions in her nine months at Moravian. She had one student-athlete qualify for the NCAA in the long jump. In addition to conducting multiple practice sessions, she developed training plans, including weight lifting, for her jumpers and assisted with recruiting.
An accomplished student-athlete at Mississippi State, Farquharson concentrated on the pentathlon and heptathlon before shifting her focus to the hurdles and relays. An NCAA qualifier in the 4x400-meter relay, she was a three-time NCAA regional qualifier in the 100-meter hurdles and earned All-SEC honors in the 400- and 1,600-meter relays. She ranks in the top 10 for the Bulldogs in the 100-meter hurdles.
Following her competitive career, Farquharson stayed on at MSU, for just over a year, working part-time with the event operations group while serving as a volunteer assistant for the track and field team. In the volunteer role, she worked with meet management, strength and conditioning training and helping with all areas of practice. She focused much of those efforts on the hurdles, sprints, long jump and javelin.
She graduated from Mississippi State in May 2015 with a BA in criminology. She has earned USTFCCCA Technical certification and has her USATF Level 1 certification.