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Mike Marsella

Cross Country/Middle Distance
Position
Freshman
Class
Hope Valley, R.I.
Hometown
Chariho
High School

All-American
2018 Outdoor:
1,500m
2015 Indoor: DMR

ACC Champion
2015 Indoor:
DMR

All-ACC (5)
2018 Outdoor:
1,500m
2018 Indoor: Mile 
2015 Outdoor:
1,500m
2015 Indoor: DMR
2014 Indoor: 800m

NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier
2018: 1,500m 
2016:
1,500m
2015: 1,500m
2014: 800m

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2018 Outdoor 
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 1500m, earning second-team All-America honors with an 11th-place finish 
• Finished 10th at the NCAA East Prelims in the the 1500m 
• Earned All-ACC second-team honors in the 1500m with a fifth-place finish 

2018 Indoor 
• Earned All-ACC honors in the mile with a fourth-place finish 
• Finished fourth with the DMR at the conference championships 
• Recorded a career-best time of 2:24.30 in the 1000m at tha Liberty Kickoff 

2017 Cross Country 
• Did not compete

2017 Outdoor 
• Did not compete 

2017 Indoor 
• Did not compete 

2016 Outdoor
• Did not compete 

2016 Indoor 
• Did not compete 

2016 CROSS COUNTRY
• Placed fourth at adidas XC Challenge
• Finished 15th at Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational

2016 OUTDOOR
• Placed 17th in 1,500m at NCAA East Preliminaries
• Finished seventh in 1,500m at ACC Championships
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2016 INDOOR
• Placed ninth in 800m at ACC Championships

2015 CROSS COUNTRY 
• Placed 86th at ACC Championships
• Finished 17th at Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational

2015 OUTDOOR
•  Earned All-ACC honors with a third place finish in the 1500m at the ACC Championships
• Finished 21st in the 1500m at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds
• Season-best 3:41.35 in the 1500m ranks 5th in school history

2015 INDOOR
• Earned First-Team All-America honors as a member of the DMR that finished 6th at the NCAA Championships
• Member of Virginia’s ACC Champion DMR
• Finished 7th in the mile at the ACC Championships
• Became the third Cavalier in history to run a sub-4 minute mile, accomplishing the feat at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational
• Season-best 3:57.97 in the mile ranks second in UVa indoor history

2014 CROSS COUNTRY
• Finished in the scoring five with a 35th place finish at the ACC Championships
• Won the individual title at the UVa Duals
• ACC Performer of the Week (Sept. 2)
• Finished 27th at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational

2014 OUTDOOR
• Finished 47th in the 800m at the NCAA East Preliminaries
• Finished 8th in the 800m and 11th in the 1500m at the ACC Championships

2014 INDOOR
• Earned All-ACC honors with a second-place finish in the 800m at the ACC Championships
• Season-best 4:03.18 in the mile was the second-best freshman mark in school history
• Season-best 1:5141 in the 800m was the fifth-best freshman mark in school history

2013 CROSS COUNTRY
• Finished 56th at the ACC Championships

2013 OUTDOOR
• Did not compete

2013 INDOOR
• Did not compete

2012 CROSS COUNTRY
• Did not compete

BACKGROUND
• Gatorade Rhode Island Boys’ Cross Country Runner of the Year
• Rhode Island cross country individual state champion
• Two-time First Team All-State selection by ProvidenceJournal and Rhode Island Track Coaches Association
• Won the New England Cross Country Championships
• 19th at Nike Cross Nationals
• Rhode Island state champion in 800m and 4x800m outdoors and 1000m and 3000m outdoors in 2012
• Ranked No. 1 in state of Rhode Island in 1,000 and mile
• Anchored national champion 4×1-Mile relay which holds the high school national record
• New England champion in the 4x800m relay and 2-mile
• Member of the National Honor Society
• Earned a Silver Presidential Award and Academic All-State honors
• Made the honor roll all four years at Chairho

PERSONAL
• Son of John and Kelly Marsella
• Full name is John Michael Marsella
• Has a sister, Alexis
• Coach at Chariho was Bill Haberek