Michelann Settle
Michelann Settle
Height: 5'4"
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Anderson, S.C.
High School: New Covenant
Events: Distance
Major: Psychology


  • USA South All-Academic - with distinction (2019-20)
  • (Track & Field) USA South All-Conference - 5,000 meter (2019)
  • (Track & Field) USA South All-Sportsmanship (2019)
  • (Cross Country) USA South All-Conference second team (2018)
  • USA South All-Academic (2018-19)
  • (Cross Country) USA South All-Conference first team (2017)
  • (Cross Country) USTFCCCA All-Academic (2017)
  • USA South All-Academic (2017-18)
  • USA South All-Academic (2016-17)

2019-20 (Senior): Studied abroad during the fall and returned to compete in all three track meets in the spring... Won the mile run at the Sewanee Indoor Invitational (Feb. 14) with a time of 5:42.53, a personal record... Also took first in the 3,000 meter event at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 1) with a mark of 11:24.87... Finished 11th in the 5,000 meter with a time of 19:07.05 at the Victor Icebreaker Duals (March 7)... Earned USA South All-Academic honors, with distinction

2018-19 (Junior): Competed in seven cross country meets... Earned second team All-USA South with her 14th place finish and 6k time of 25:13.8 at the conference meet (Oct. 26)... Had four top 10 finishes on the year... Placed third at the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 31) with a time of 13:04.9, a personal record... Finished eighth at the Maryville Invitational with a 6k time of 25:24.6 (Sept. 29)... Also had a seventh place finish at the Berea Invitational (Sept. 15) with a 5k time of 20:50.8... Competed in all indoor and outdoor track meets... Earned All-USA South honors in the 5,000 meter event after finishing in a personal-best time of 18:51.46... Also set personal records in the outdoor 1500 and mile events... Her mile time of 5:39.13 at the Rhodes Invitational established a program record... Was Covenant's representative on the USA South All-Sportsmanship team for track and field... Earned USA South All-Academic honors for a third consecutive year

2017-18 (Sophomore): Ran in seven meets during the fall cross country season… Was named to the USA South All-Conference first team… Recorded her 6k personal best at the NCAA Regional meet (Nov. 11) with a time of 23:13.9… Placed fourth at the USA South Championship meet with a time of 23:41.5… Recorded her 5k personal best with a time of 20:30.0 at the Disney Cross Country Classic (Oct. 7th)... Placed second or higher on the team in all seven meets... Ran in four events during the indoor track season... Set the school record in the 3000m at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12), placing third overall with a time of 11:03.36... Set the school record in the 4x400m at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12), placing fourth with a time of 4:38.86 with Virginia Kay Roberts, Sydney Fitch, and Lilly Smith... Placed fourth in the 800m at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 3) with a personal best time of 2:39.99... Set a personal record in the mile with a time of 5:46.84 at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 3)... Ran in four events during the outdoor track season... Set the school record in the 3000m Steeplechase, placing third with a time of 12:37.15 at the Mountain Laurel Invitational (Apr. 13)... Set the school record in the 4x800m with Anna Danek, Sydney Fitch, and Alexandra May with a time of 11:00.36... Set a personal record in the 5000m at the Berry Field Day Invitational (Apr. 6) with a time of 19:02.06... Placed seventh overall in the 1500m run at the Hilltop Classic (Mar. 30) with a personal best time of 5:14.70... Named to the USA South All-Academic team for a second straight year

2016-17 (Freshman): Competed in all five outdoor meets... Ran the 5000 meter in a personal-best time of 20:45.70 to place 15th at the Falcon Classic (March 24-25)... Finished fifth with a time of 5:28.43 in the 1500 at the Atlantic Independent Championships (April 20)... Also was a member of the distance medley relay team that placed ninth at the Emory Invitational with a program-best time of 14:13.50 (March 17-18)... Named to the USA South All-Academic team

High School: Attended New Covenant School

Personal: Parents are Mike and Sherri Settle... Has three siblings: Mallie, Claire and Thomas... Sister, Claire, played softball at Covenant... Brother-in-law is current Covenant men's and women's tennis head coach John Hirte... Favorite Bible verse is 1 Peter 1:3... Majoring in psychology

Settle's Personal Records:

Cross Country:
2-mile: 13:04.93 (Mountaintop Invitational, Aug. 31, 2018)
5K: 20:37.0 (Disney Cross Country Classic, Oct. 7, 2017)
6K: 23:13.9 (NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional, Nov. 11, 2017)

Outdoor Track:
1500m: 5:10.30 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 12-13, 2019)
Mile: 5:39.13 (Rhodes Invitational, March 15-16, 2019)
5000m: 18:51.46 (USA South Championships, April 18-19, 2019)
3000m Steeplechase: 12:37.15 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, April 13, 2018)
4x800m: 10:56.36 - Baker, Pepper, Walter (Rhodes Invitational, March 15-16, 2019)
DMR: 14:13.50 - Porch, Fitch, Hummel (Emory Invitational, March 17-18, 2017)

Indoor Track:
800m: 2:39.99 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 3, 2018)
Mile: 5:42.53 (Sewanee Indoor Invitational; Feb. 14, 2020)
3000m: 11:03.76 (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 12, 2018)
4x400m: 4:38.86 - Roberts, Fitch, Smith (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 12, 2018)
DMR: 13:15.04 - Lipperd, Smith, Henry (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 2, 2019)