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University of Miami Athletics

Michelle Atherley

position

Combined-events

Class

Graduate Student

Hometown

North Port, Fla.

High School

Port Charlotte

2020 Outdoor: Season canceled due to COVID-19.

2020 Indoor: Did not have indoor eligibility remaining.

2019 Outdoor: Finished with a mark of 33.92m in the javelin at the Hurricane Invitational… Helped the Canes win the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:32.88 at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge, won the women’s high jump with a mark of 1.71m, finished second in the long jump with a mark of 5.89m and fourth in the javelin, recording a mark of 34.99m… Finished seventh in the women’s 100m hurdles at the Florida Relays with a time of 13.38 seconds and third in the long jump with a mark of 6.10m… Finished first in the women’s 200 m dash Heptathlon with a time of 23.97, finished first in the women’s 800 m run Heptathlon with a time of 2:14.44, placed first in women’s 100 m hurdles Heptathlon with a time of 13.16, finished second in the women’s high jump Heptathlon with a mark of 1.75m, finished first in the women’s long jump Heptathlon with a mark of 5.94m, placed first in the women’s shot put Heptathlon with a mark of 12.49m, placed fourth in the women’s javelin throw Heptathlon with a mark of 33.35m, and place first overall in the women’s Heptathlon at the Alumni Invitational…
2019 NCAA Pentathlon Champion
USTFCCCA Indoor All-American, First Team
ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Year
2019 ACC Indoor Field MVP
2019 ACC Indoor Pentathlon Champion
ACC Field Performer of the Week (1-30-19)

2019 Indoor: Finished fifth in the women’s 60m hurdles at the UAB Blazer Invite with a time of 8.57 seconds and fourth in the high jump with a mark of 15.08m… Won the women’s long jump with a personal best mark of 5.93m at the UAB Vulcan Invitational.. Won the women’s pentathlon with a score of 4,292 points, the second best score in the nation earning her ACC Field Performer of the Week after recording personal bests in the long jump and high jump… Competed in the women’s shot and was a member of the 4x400m relay who recorded a time of 3:40.51 at the Virginia Tech “Doc Hale” Elite Meet… Ran a 8.33 in 60m hurdles at the Tiger Paw Invite, combined to run the then-nation’s ninth fastest 4x400m time of 3:33.99 and recorded a mark of 1.74m in the women’s high jump… Was named the 2019 ACC Indoor Field MVP, won the women’s pentathlon, scoring the nation’s top score in the event with 4,498 points, finished fourth in the 60m hurdles with a personal-best time of 8.15 seconds, and finished third in the high jump with a mark of 1.69m.

2018 ACC Outdoor Women’s Field MVP 

2018 Outdoor: Began the outdoor season winning the women’s discus with a throw of 51.52m at the Hurricane Invitational, finished sixth in the hammer throw with a 50.31m mark and finished fourth with a throw of 14.72m in the shot put… Finished third at the Power 5 Trailblazer Challenge in the discus with a mark of 55.07m, a personal-best, which moved her to the third-best mark in school history and threw a personal-best mark of 14.98m in the women’s shot put for a fourth-place finish… Continued to throw personal-best this time in the women’s hammer throw with a mark of 51.03m at the Florida Relays and finished fourth in the shot put with a mark of 15.17m… Won the women’s shot put with a mark of 14.97m and placed sixth with a  personal-best mark of 55.13m at the Hurricane Alumni Meet… Was third in the women’s hammer throw with a personal-best mark of 60.51m at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational, ranking fourth in UM history and finished fourth in the discus with a throw of 50.47m… Finished third with a throw of 52.25m in the women’s discus, third with a mark of 15.43m in the shot put and sixth in the hammer with a mark of 58.75m at the Virginia Challenge… Threw a personal-best mark of 60.98m in the women’s hammer at the 2018 ACC Outdoor Championships, the fourth best mark in UM history… A personal-best mark of 16.22m earned her a bronze medal and moved her into third place on UM’s all-time list in the shot put at the 2018 ACC Outdoor Championships and placed seventh in discus with a 50.83m mark… Posted her second-best mark in the shot put at 15.74m at the East Preliminary… Finished ninth in the women’s discus with a throw of 52.82m, picking up one of the coveted 12 qualifying spots out of the NCAA East Preliminary… Finished her inaugural collegiate season 16thoverall in the women’s discus at the NCAA Championship with a mark of 49.99m.

USTFCCCA Indoor All-American, First Team
All-ACC Indoor, First Team
ACC Women’s Field Performer of the Week – Feb. 6, 2018

2018 Indoor: Was fourth in 60m hurdles at UAB Blazer Invitational with a time of 8.50 seconds…Member of 4x400m relay team that finished fourth at UAB Blazer Invitational with a time of 3:44.87…Placed fourth in the 60m hurdles at the Red Raider Open, posting a time of 8.50 seconds…Finished fifth in the high jump at the Red Raider Open with a mark of 1.73m…Won the pentathlon at the Power 5 Invitational with 4,096 points…Ran the fastest time in the pentathlon 60m hurdles at the Power 5 Invitational, winning section 3 at 8.56 seconds…Posted a season-best mark of 12.13m to finish second in the pentathlon shot put at the Power 5 Invitational…Was second in the pentathlon long jump at the Power 5 Invitational with a mark of 5.70m…Closed out the pentathlon at the Power 5 Invitational with a third-place finish in the 800m, posting a time of 2:17.53…Placed seventh in Semifinal 1 of the women’s 60m hurdles at the Tiger Paw Invitational with a season-best time of 8.43 seconds…Finished second in Heat 3 and eighth overall in the women’s 4x400m relay with a season-best time of 3:38.35…finished second in the women’s pentathlon at the ACC Indoor Championships, scoring a total of 4,159 points…won the 60m hurdles with a season-best time of 8.37 seconds and the shot put with a season-best throw of 12.18m before posting a personal record of 2:14.26 to win the 800m event…finished ninth overall in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.22 seconds…a part of the Hurricanes’ 4x400m relay team that won section 3 and finished third overall with a season-best time of 3:35.23…Had a season-best score of 4,257 points in the women’s pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

2017 Outdoor: Finished third overall in the women’s 100m with a time of 13.66 seconds at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational… Finished seventh in the women’s long jump at 5.96m at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational… Ran 13.56 in the women’s heptathlon 100m hurdles at the Texas Relays

2017 Indoor: Placed second in the 60m HH final with a time of 8.37 seconds, and finished third in the women’s high jump clearing 1.69m at the VT Invitational… Member of the winning women’s 4x400m relay team at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a time of 3:38.56… Won the women’s pentathlon with a score of 3,984 points that ranks second in school history at the McCravy Memorial Invitational… Won Heat 10 with a time of 8.37 seconds in the 60m HH, was fourth in Section 2 of the finals and sixth overall with a personal-best time of 8.33 seconds at the Meyo Invitational… Member of the winning women’s 4x400m relay team at the Meyo Invitational with a time of 3:31.88 that ranks second in school history and makes the Hurricanes the second-fastest team in the country… Finished fifth in the 60m HH final with a time of 8.35 seconds at the Tiger Paw Invitational. Also, competed in the long jump  and placed 13th with a personal-best throw of 12.30m in the shot put… Atherley was Miami’s first ACC indoor champion in 2017, winning the women’s pentathlon with a school record and ACC Championship record score of 4,281 points… Won the womens pentathlon 60m hurdles with a time of 8.35 seconds and followed with a season-best mark of 1.76m to win the high jump with a mark that placed her fourth in UM history. Finished second in the shot put with a throw of 11.76m and finished fourth in the long jump with a mark of 5.76m. Led the pentathlon through all five events, closed out her title with a personal-best time of 2:15.86 in the 800m… Finished fourth in the women’s pentathlon with a school record and personal best score of 4,310 points at the NCAA Championships. Opened the competition with a time of 8.21 seconds in the 60m hurdles, tying her personal best from the ACC Indoor Championships 60m hurdles final, followed with a mark of 1.75m in the high jump and posted a personal-best 12.69m in the shot put. Had a long jump of 5.67m and closed out the pentathlon with a time of 2:17.05 in the 800m to score five points for Miami’s women’s team… Member of the 4×400 women’s relay team that placed seventh at the NCAA Championships…

Atherley joins the Hurricanes after competing as a freshman at Auburn. The North Port, Fla., native returns to her home state following a strong 2016 season. She was the only freshman in the nation to qualify for the 2016 NCAA Indoor Championships in the pentathlon and also anchored Auburn’s 4x100m relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Success on the track is not new to Athlerey, who was a indoor and outdoor All-American as a senior at Port Charlotte High School in 2015. She won back-to-back district and regional championships in the 100m and 300m hurdles was the 2015 Florida Class 3A state runner-up in the 100m hurdles as a senior. Atherley was also a 2015 Weightlifting Florida State Champion.