Michelle Rafferty
Michelle Rafferty

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

High School:
Carmel HS

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
10/01/1984


2006 (Outdoor): Competed in the NCAA Mideast Regional, placing 19th with a time of 17:25.36 IN THE 5000m ... Finished first at the Spartan Invitational in the 3000m (10:02.81) ... Placed 21st at the Big Ten Championships in the 5000m (17:07.96).

2006 (Indoor): Finished 10th at the Illinois Invitational in the mile (5:05.17)... Posted a 10:06.07 in the 3000m at the Iowa Classic.

2005 (Cross Country): Opened the season with a 10th-place finish at the Spartan Invitational (21:38) ... Was MSU's top-finisher at the Notre Dame Invite, finishing 18th (17:30) ... Placed 73rd at the Pre-NCAA meet (21:51) ... Finished 23rd at the Big Ten Championships (22:00) ... Led the Spartans with a 16th-place performance at the Great Lakes Regional (21:42) ... Was MSU's top-finisher at the NCAA Championships, placing 92nd (21:16) ... All events 6K.

2005 (Outdoor): Recorded a personal-best time of 34:48 in the 10,000m at the Stanford Invite ... Took second at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m (35:46.54) ... Placed 16th at the NCAA Mideast Regional in the 5000m (17:19.87).

2005 (Indoor): Placed fourth in the 3000m at the U-M Intercollegiate (9:59.21) ... Finished eighth in the 3000m run (9:50.62), and took seventh in the shot put with a throw of 44-9 3/4 (13.66m) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

2004 (Cross Country): Was MSU's No. 3 or 4 runner at all five meets she ran ... Named to the All-Great Lakes Regional Team after finishing 16th at the regional meet (20:48.2) ... Finished 11th at the Spartan Invitational (22:07) ... Placed 26th at the Pre-NCAA meet (21:13.2) ... Finished 28th at the Big Ten Championships (22:12) ... All events 6K.

2004 (Outdoor): Placed ninth in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... Had a season-best 10:11.80 in the 3000m at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Placed fourth in the 5000m at the Meyo Invitational in 17:35.35.

2003 (Cross Country): Placed 32nd at the Spartan Invitational (23:02.2) ... Placed seventh at the Michigan Intercollegiate (22:27) ... Finished 26th at the Big Ten Championships (21:58.0) ... Placed 75th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (22:38) ... Placed 232nd at the NCAA Championships (22:33.9) ... All events 6K.

2003 (Outdoor): Redshirted.

2002 (Cross Country): Redshirted.

High School: Two-time all-state in track in the 3200m ... Member of 2001 state champion 4x800m relay team ... Three-time all-state in cross country ... Third place in 2001 state cross country meet ... Member of 2001 Indiana state champion cross country team ... Placed 11th at Footlocker Regionals in 2001.

Personal: Daughter of Terry and Margaret Rafferty ... English major ... Born Oct. 1, 1984.