Michelle Solone
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Folsom, Calif.

High School:
Folsom HS '02

Height:
5-8

Major:
Exercise Biology

2004: ALL-DIV. I INDEPENDENT, placing 11th (17:58) in the Aggies' first appearance at the independent championships... Participated in all seven meets... Was Aggies' No. 2 runner at Willamette (41st, 18:24.24), Pacific Association meet (26:20) and USATF club nationals (26:17.41)... Finished 5th overall in both Aggie Open (18:47.4) and at Sacramento State (19:44.5).

2003: Competed in all six meets, finishing as team's No. 3 runner at Aggie Open (12th, 18:58.0) and Willamette (40th, 18:20.8).

2002: Placed 21st at both CCAA Championships (22:16.35) and NCAA West Regional (23:05) as a freshman in 2002... Opened the year with 15th-place showing at Fresno (19:10), followed by 13th in Aggie Open (18:41.7).

TRACK & FIELD: Ranked 2nd on team in 1,500 (4:44.69), 3,000 (10:12.32) and 5,000 (17:32.82) in 2005... Placed 2nd in 5K (17:34.42) at the inaugural D-I Independent Championships... Posted team's second-best 5,000 time of 2004 season (and top among 2005 returnees), running 17:35.84 at UC Berkeley's Brutus Hamilton Invitational... Also went 10:17.93 in 3K in Aggie Classic... Finished 5th at 2003 CCAA Championships in 5,000 (18:29.71)... Broke 18-minute barrier at Johnny Mathis Invite, recording season-best 17:54.08... Had season-best 10:25.16 in 3K at Woody Wilson Classic.

FOLSOM HS '02: Three-time qualifier for state cross country meet... Posted finishes of 15th, 19th and 23rd in her three years, respectively... Made D-I meet as a senior, placing 23rd.Finished 2nd (11:00.57) in 3,200 at Sac-Joaquin Section meet as a junior, 5th (11:20.29) as a senior... Two-time state meet qualifier, placing 21st (2000) and 20th (2001) in the two-mile... Won Skyline League titles in 3,200 as a freshman and senior, and added an 800 title as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Born in Palo Alto, Calif.... Exercise biology major... Parents are Mark & Kim Solone... Seeks career in medicine... Career highlght was running in the snow at the 2002 NCAA cross country meet... Part of her pre-meet routine is listening to the Chariots Of Fire soundtrack.