AS A SENIOR: Competed in XX meets during the track and field season … kicked off the year finishing fourth in the 400 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational (56.82) … placed ninth in the 600 meters at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (1:37.70) … finished eighth in the 600 meters (1:35.86) and sixth with the ‘B’ 4×400-meter relay (3:54.40) at the Notre Dame Invitational … placed 38th in the 400 meters at the Meyo Invitational (57.00) … came in 35th in the 400 meters at the Spire DI Invitational (57.44) … came in ninth in the 400 meters (56.84) at the Alex Wilson Invitational … kicked off the outdoor slate at the Texas Relays, finishing 42nd in the 400-meter hurdles prelims (1:02.17) … came in 13th in the 400m hurdles (1:01.79) and fourth with the ‘B’ 4×400-meter relay team at the Stanford Invitational … placed second in the 400 hurdles (1:00.87) and second with the ‘A’ 4×400 relay (3:37.13) at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … came in sixth in the 400 hurdles (1:00.95) and sixth with the ‘B’ 4×400-meter relay (3:47.14) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … came in 15th in the 400 hurdles (1:01.49) and 10th with the sprint medley relay (3:57.70) at the Drake Relays … came in 7th in the 400-meter hurdles (1:01.14) at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … finished the season placing 11th in the 400-meter hurdles preliminaries at the ACC Outdoor Championships (1:00.10) … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR:Competed in 11 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season … began the season finishing third in both the 500m dash (1:15.74) and as a member of the 4×400 relay “B” team (3:57.05) … competed exclusively in the 400m hurdles during the outdoor season aside from one meet (Georgia Tech Invitational) … placed 26th in the preliminaries (59.33) at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round … notched a fifth place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships (59.27) … competed in two events at the Georgia Tech Invitational, placing first as a member of the 4×400 relay team (3:32.65) and finishing 16th in the finals of the 400m hurdles (1:00.54) … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in nine meets during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons … finished first at the GVSU Second to Last Chance Meet in the 400m hurdles … placed fourth in the 400m hurdles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a season best time of 1:00.38 … achieved second-place at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays in the 400m hurdles … finished second in the 400m hurdles and helped the 4x400m relay team finish third with a time of 3:57.09 at the Polytan Invitational … finished third at the Louisville Border Battle in the 400m hurdles and helped the 4x400m relay team place fourth … placed fourth in the 500m at the Blue & Gold Invitational … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in three meets during the track & field season … finished fourth in the 500 and the 4x400m relay at the season-opening Blue & Gold Invitational Blue & Gold Invitational … helped 4x400m relay team finish fifth at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Michelle Rotondo graduated from Garden City High School in the spring of 2011 … lettered all four years in indoor & outdoor track & field and three times in soccer … won the 400-meter hurdles and the 4×800-meter relay at the N.Y. State Outdoor Championships as a senior … 4×800 relay team finished second at Nationals and third in the 4×400 relay as a junior … helped 4×400 relay and sprint medley relay teams win Nationals as a junior … 4×800 relay team placed second … personal best in the 400m H is 1:00.44 … team captain for both track squads as a senior … named team MVP three times … routinely earned all-conference, all-county, all-state and All-American honors, while racking up conference and region championships … also earned several national rankings in events … helped school win its first ever soccer state championship as a senior … named all-conference as team won conference and region titles … club team, Garden City Centennial soccer, claimed the division I and state cup championships, while earning the sportsmanship award … other club team, LUJSL Select ODP, won a regional tournament … also participated in the Girl Scouts of America, the Italian Club and St. Anne’s youth group … born to Ed and Susan Rotondo in Flushing, N.Y. … has an older brother, Bobby, and an older sister, Allison … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an IT management major.