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Michelle Duffy
Michelle Duffy

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Hicksville, N.Y.

High School:
Island Trees

Height:
5-7

Position:
Mid-Distance

Major:
English

As A Junior (2011-12): Cross Country - Placed 26th overall at the at the Metropolitan Championships (Oct. 7) with a career-best 5K time of 19:21 ... finished fifth overall at the STJ Fall Festival (Oct. 16) with a 4K mark of 14:31.7 ... ran a season-best 6K time of 23:51.5 at the BIG EAST Championships (Oct. 28) ... ranked 67th overall at the ECAC Championships (Nov. 19) with a 5K time of 19:37 ... Indoor - recorded a second-place finish in the miler run at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) with a time of 5:19.40 ... posted a season-best 1,000-meter time of 3:00.11 at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 26) ... part of the 4x800 team that placed fourth at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 26) with a time of 9:43.25 ... Outdoor - won the individual title in the 1,500-meter run at the STJ Monday Meeting (April 9) with a time of 4:54.40 ... achieved a career-best 1,500-meter time of 4:47.41 at the Yale Invite (April 30) ... member of the 4x800-meter relay team that took first place at the Rossi Relays (Feb. 25) with a time of 9:29.43 ... competed in the 4x800-meter relay team that placed tenth at the BIG EAST Championships (May 5) with a time of 9:09.78.

As A Sophomore (2010-11): Cross Country - Missed the cross country season due to injury ... Indoor - used a career-best 800-meter time of 2:29.19 to finish second at the Bill Ward Invitational (Dec. 8) ... finished third in the 1,000-meters at the Fordham Christmas Classic (Dec. 10) with a time of 3:04.10 ... took third place at the NYRR Night At The Armory (Jan. 15) as part of a 3,200-meter relay team that ran a time of 9:32.58 ... earned her way to the BIG EAST Championships with a season-best 1,000-meter time of 2:58.40 to place second at the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 29) ... helped achieve a 3,200-meter relay time of 9:18.99 that won the Metropolitan Championships (Jan. 29) ... member of the team that placed fifth in the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 9:03.67 at the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 20) ... Outdoor - was fifth in the 800-meter run at the Walt Disney World Invitational (March 18) after running a 2:22.60 heat ... had a third place time of 4:54.03 in the 1,500-meters at the Walt Disney World Invitational (March 18) ... recorded her season-best time of 4:51.90 in the 1,500-meters to finish seventh at the Rutgers Invitational (April 9) ... contributed to the 3,200-meter relay team that won the Metropolitan Championships (April 15) with a time of 9:43.62 ... posted a season-best 800-meter time of 2:22.46 at the Yale Springtime Invitational (May 1).

As A Freshman (2009-10): Cross Country - Participated in two races before missing most of the season with an injury ... finished third on the team at the 5K Hofstra Invitational (Sept. 5) with a time of 20:15 ... placed first on the team and 80th overall with her time of 25:04 at the 6K Iona Meet of Champions (Sept. 19) ... Indoor/Outdoor - Did not participate due to injury.

At Island Trees: Five-year letterwinner and four-year captain in track for ... played on and captained JV soccer team ... finished seventh in the freshman mile at nationals ... six-time Nassau County champion ... four-time state meet qualifier in the high jump and 1,500-meters ... finished third in the 1,500-meter race at the 2008 Derrick Atkins meet, made the Milesplit U.S. First Team Elite in the 1,000-meter race in 2009 ... holds school records in the high jump, 400-meter, 600-meter, 800-meter, 1,000-meter, 1,500-meter and 2,000-meter steeplechase ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Has two siblings, John (17) and Cara (8) ... her parents and younger brother John were born in Ireland ... cites her mother as the most influential person on her career ... majoring in English ... intends on going into sports law ... treasurer of St. John's Gaelic Society.

Off the Track
Favorite Book: "Love the One You're With" by Emily Griffin
Favorite Movie: Definitely, Maybe
Favorite TV Show: "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Favorite Song: "Champion" by Kanye West
Favorite Athlete: Sonia O'Sullivan (Ireland)

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