Michelle Finn-Burrell

Michelle Finn-Burrell
Personal information
Birth nameMichelle Bonae Finn
Full nameMichelle Bonae Finn-Burrell
BornMay 8, 1965 (1965-05-08) (age 57)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Country United States
College teamFlorida State
ClubSanta Monica Track Club

Michelle Bonae Finn-Burrell (born May 8, 1965 in Orlando, Florida)[1] is an American former sprint athlete from Orlando, Florida. She graduated from Oak Ridge High School in Orlando. She set the Florida State University record for the 100 meters which has lasted over 18 years into the 2006 season. She won a gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as part of the 4 × 100 meters relay team (heats). She also reached the final of the 200 meters at the same event, finishing in seventh place. In 1993 Finn was a 100 and 200 m semi-finalist at the World Championships and took the bronze medal at the US national championships for the 200 m.[2]

She ran on the United States gold medal-winning 4 × 100 m relay team in the 1986 Goodwill Games in Moscow. She spread her All-America performances over all four years of her FSU career beginning with the 100 meters as a freshman in 1984 through All-America honors in the 55, 100, 200 and with the 4 × 100 m relay team at the 1987 NCAA Championships. Finn was the 1990 TAC/USA's National Indoor Champion. She competed in the IAAF World Indoor Championships three times, reaching the final of the 60 meters twice.[2]

She married Leroy Burrell, American sprinter, who broke the world 100 m record twice, 9.90s (1991) and 9.85s (1994). They have three sons Cameron, Joshua and Jaden.[3]

Personal bests

Event Time (seconds) Venue Date
50 meters 6.13 Los Angeles, California, United States February 15, 1992
60 meters 7.07 New York City, United States February 28, 1992
100 meters 11.16 Lausanne, Switzerland July 7, 1993
200 meters 23.24 Stuttgart, Germany August 17, 1993


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Michelle Finn". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Finn-Burrell Michelle. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-04-05.
  3. ^ Longman, Jeré (May 23, 2013). "In His Parents' Very Fast Footsteps". New York Times.

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