Track & Field

Marisa Handley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg

Event:
Jumps

Experience:
SR

Marisa Handley

Indoor:
High Jump 5-3/1.60m
Outdoor:
High Jump 5-3.25/1.61m

2010-2011:BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

2009-10: Recorded an indoor season high of 1.58 meters in the high jump at the Blue and Gold Invitational on Dec. 4 and took home a title at the Panther Tune-up on Feb. 19...During the outdoor season, recorded a top height of 5-00.25 (1.53 meters) at the dual meet vs. Milwaukee on April 2.

2008-09: Took fourth overall in high jump at both the Blue and Gold invitational and the Grand Valley Early Bird...With a leap of 5-3.00, bested indoor personal record at the Hoosier Hills Invitational, finishing sixth...Placed second at the MU vs. UWM Dual Meet...Took first at the Warrior Relays with a personal best height of 5-3.25...Matched personal best height of 5-3.25 at the Wisconsin Twilight meet.

2007-08: Finished a third at the Notre Dame Invitational with a high jump of 5-1.25...Recorded a personal best 5-2.25 high jump at the Panther Tune-Up...Set an outdoor personal record high jump of 5-1 at the Marquette Twilight Meet, finishing sixth...Placed fourth in high jump at the University of Wisconsin Twilight Meet.

High School: At Carl Sandburg High School Handley competed in the high jump and hurdles..Earned team MVP and the Most Points Award, while serving as team co-captain...Helped her team to conference championships in 2004 and 2005, and was a state qualifier in 2005 and 2006...As a sophomore set a record in the hurdles (17.3) and then broke the record as a senior (16.5).

Personal: Born on Aug. 28, 1989 to Ron and Linda...Is an exercise science major with an interest in physical therapy...Has a sister, Tracy and brother, Scott.

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