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Adara Simonelli
Adara Simonelli

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Floral Park, N.Y.

High School:
Archbishop Molloy

Last College:
NYIT

Height:
5-9

Position:
Throws

Major:
Physician's Assistant

As A Junior (2011-12): Outdoor - Javelin: qualified for the BIG EAST Championship with a season-opening throw of 36.09 meters at the USC Weems Baskin Relays (March 24) ... captured the individual title at the FDU Knight Classic (March 31) with a throw of 37.60 meters ... placed fourth at the Metropolitan Championships (April 13) with a 36.98 meter effort ... took another individual title at the Yale Invite (April 30) with a distance of 37.68 meters.

As A Sophomore (2010-11): Outdoor - Javelin: qualified for the BIG EAST Championship by winning the Walt Disney World Invitational (March 18) with a throw of 38.85 meters ... placed fifth at the Rutgers Invitational (April 9) with a season-best throw of 40.09 meters ... threw 39.22 meters to place third at the Metropolitan Championships (April 15) ... finished twelfth at the BIG EAST Championship (May 6) with a 36.82 meter performance.

At Archbishop Molloy: Lettered three years in track & field ... also played softball, serving as team captain for two years, and was starting shortstop and team MVP in her sophomore season ... threw javelin and shot put ... won the javelin throw in the 2009 CHSAA Intersectional Championships ... named Most Improved Athlete in her senior season ... transferred from NYIT.

Personal: Daughter of Michael and Lori Simonelli ... has one younger sister, Christie (14) and an older brother, Jason (25) ... a Physician's Assistant major ... enjoys playing guitar and skateboarding and snowboarding ... participates in the Midnight Run and is a member of SAAC ... is an EMT-B.

Off the Track
Favorite Book: "Catcher in the Rye"
Favorite Movie: "American Beauty"
Favorite Quote: "Life is tough, get big."

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