Michelle Bailey
Michelle Bailey

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

High School:
Garner

Position:
Distance


04/12/2013

ECU Student-Athletes Earn C-USA Academic Medal

Almost 50 Pirates were honored after earning a 3.75 GPA or higher

2012-13 Track & Field: Did not compete in any indoor events...Competed in the outdoor 800-meter, 1,500-meter, 5,000-meter run, and 4x800-meter relay...Posted a time of 2:20.61 for 15th-place in her only appearance in the 800-meter run at the Charlotte Invitational...Ran in the 1,500-meter on four occasions, turning in a career-best performance at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 4:44.28 to place 13th in the prelims...Ran in the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the 5,000-meter run and recorded a time of 18:08.38...Was part of a 4x800-meter relay squad that placed seventh at the Sea Ray Relays with a time of 9:30.53...Ran anchor in the 4x800-meter relay at the Penn Relays and helped her squad to an 18th-place finish with a time of 9:13.18.

2012-13 Cross Country: Participate in three 5K events and a pair of 6K events...Began her season by placing 38th at the Adidas XC Invitational in the 5K event (19:41.2)...Had her best finish of season, 13th, in the Pirate Invitational (19:48.75)...Ran her best 5K time of the season by nearly 33 seconds, 19:09.6, at the C-USA Championship in earning 57th place...Finished 22nd in the green race, a 6K event, at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational with a time of 24:09.80...Competed at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships where she earned 204th place in a season-best 6K time of 24:04.01

2011-12 Track & Field: Competed in the Outdoor 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter run...Recorded a career-best time of 2:28.15 in the women's 800-meter run at Charlotte for a 12th-place finish...Notched a personal-best time of 4:57.66 in the 1,500-meter at Wake Forest...Placed ninth at Charlotte in the 3,000-meter run after registering a time of 11:19.64.

2011-12 Cross Country: Redshirted.

2010-11 Track & Field: Redshirted.

2010-11 Cross Country: Participated in the first three meets of the season, all 5K events, with times improving each outing...Began with a 20:26.64 performance at the Covered Bridge Open, good for 81st place...Cut 18 seconds off that mark at the Wolfpack Invitational, coming in 41st with a time of 20:08.1...Turned in highest finish, 11th, and best time, 19:48.46, at the ECU Pirate Invitational.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in both indoor and outdoor track as well as a two-year letterwinner for cross country...Placed 15th at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 4A Cross Country state meet as a senior and seventh in the regional...Closed her career finishing fifth at the outdoor state meet in the 1,600 meters after claiming the regional crown in that event, resulting in all-state and all-region honors...Came in fourth in the indoor state meet's 1,600-meter race as a senior...Booked additional top-10 finishes in the 1,000 (sixth) and 3,200 meters (10th) at the indoor meet...Selected as the Greater Neuse River Conference Cross Country Runner-of-the-Year as a senior...Named Garner's most outstanding for cross country, indoor track and outdoor track as a junior and senior...An All-Greater Neuse River Conference selection in cross country final two years and added all-region honors as a senior...Claimed the Greater Neuse River Conference outdoor championship in the 1,600 meters and finished third in the 800 meters as a senior...Received the indoor track team's Trojan Award as a freshman...Captain of the cross country and indoor and outdoor track squads as a junior and senior...Ran for coaches Ben Bondurant (indoor track), John Davis (cross country), Gary George (indoor track) and Don Jones (outdoor track)...Earned an additional varsity letter in volleyball...Finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run at the 2009 USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics...Also ran at the 2009 Nike Cross Southeast Regional Championship.

Personal: Born Janet Michelle Bailey... Daughter of Kenny and Cheryl Bailey...Has a brother, Stan, and two sisters, Alisa and Elizabeth...Majoring in nursing...Beta Club member and four-year Honor Roll selection...Named Garner's Outstanding Senior...Earned selections on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) in cross country in 2010 and 2011...Was a C-USA Academic Medal Winner (3.75 GPA) in cross country during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.