Marissa Handel
Marissa Handel
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Highland Heights, Ohio
High School: Mayfield High School
Events: Sprints

2016-17 Season
Outdoor: Opened the outdoor season at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational competing in the 400m and clocking in at 1:00.00… Recorded a season-best in the 200m dash at the 2017 WKU Hilltopper Relays where she clocked in a 26.81… Recorded a season-best time of 58.39 in the 400m at the Charlotte Invitational… Her season-best performance in the 4x400m relay was recorded at the Mid-American Conference Championships where she clocked in a 3:53.14 time.
Indoor: Made her freshman debut at the Marshall Opener where she recorded a season-best in the 400m dash finishing in 59.31 and also competed in the 4x400m relay finishing in 4:11.25… Recorded a season-best in the 4x400m relay at the Thundering Herd Invitational finishing in 3:58.79… Ended the season at the Mid-American Conference Championships competing in the 4x400m relay with a time of 4:05.00 and in the distance medley relay with a time of 12:28.18.

Prior to Ohio: Attended Mayfield High School in Highland Heights, Ohio.

Personal: Daughter of Ricky and Coral Handel… Has one brother, Ricky, Jr… Cousin Frank Pines, Jr. played football at John Carroll University… Lists favorite team as the Cleveland Cavaliers and favorite athlete as Alex Morgan… Hobbies include sports and music… Plans to major in education or criminal justice and become an actress or a coach.