Slew of personal bests highlight NU's trip to Meyo Invite
2012: Enjoyed a resurgent junior season, finishing in the top three for NU in each of the six meets in which she competed ... Placed second for Northwestern and 20th overall in her third trip to the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (21:23.9), earning her first career All-Midwest Region accolade in the process ... Also took 20th individually at the Big Ten Championships, leading the 'Cats to a seventh-place finish with a time of 20:54 ... At the Notre Dame Invitational, recorded a career-best 5K time of 17:19 to place 35th overall ... Notched her first career sub-21-minute 6K performance with a time of 20:50 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite ... Led off the year by taking second overall at the 5K Huskie Open (18:04).
2011: Missed much of the season due to injury but returned to compete in the B division at the Wisconsin Invitational, a 6K event, on Oct. 14 ... Led all Wildcats in her next meet, the 5K Illini Open, with a time of 18:30 ... Earned a spot on the line for the Big Ten Championships and completed the 6K race in 22:17.
2010: One of the team's most reliable runners, placing among the top four NU runners in all six meets in which she competed ... Finished second for NU at both the Big Ten Championships (21:22) -- where she placed 40th overall -- and NCAA Midwest Regionals (21:28) ... Season-best 5K time of 18:07 came at the Illinois Intercollegiates, good for a seventh-place overall finish.
High School: Four-time varsity letterwinner in cross country and track ... Captain of both sports her senior year ... All-state cross country honoree in 2007 and 2009, finishing sixth in 2009 ... All-American indoor selection in 2-mile run at National Scholastic Indoor Championships ... Earned second place in the 3,000-meter at the World Youth Trials ... 2009 Nike Cross Nationals qualifier ... Two-time high school athlete of the year ... All-state track selection in 2008 and 2009 ... National Honor Society Member ... Four-time scholar athlete.
Personal: Born Michelle Victoria Moriset ... Daughter of Lori and Michael Moriset ... Chose Northwestern over Cornell, Michigan, Michigan State, and North Carolina ... Majoring in communication studies.