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University of Miami Athletics

Charles Michel

position

Cross Country

Class

Junior

Hometown

Woodinville, Wash.

High School

Overlake HS

2010 Outdoor: Ran the 3,000m once, finishing in 9:13.43 at the Hurricane Invitational… Miami’s only competitor in the 5,000m, with a season-best time of 15:39.67 coming at the Florida Relays.

2010 Indoor: Crossed the finish line in 9:01.51 in the 3,000m run at the Kentucky Invitational… In his lone attempt in the 5,000m run, finished with a time of15:24.29 at the ACC Championships.

2009 Cross Country: Miami’s top-finisher in all seven races… His best 5k time came at the Greentree Invitational, where he placed seventh overall in 16:16.47… His best 8k performance came at the Great Ameican Cross Country Festival, finishing in a time of 25:57… Fininshed the 10k NCAA South Regional in 34:22.45.

2009 Outdoor: Ran a season-best time of 4:26.45 in the 1,500-meter run at the Hurricane Invitational (3/21)… His only attempt in the 3,000-meter run resulted in a finish of 9:12.35 at the Miami Elite Invitational (4/11)… His season-best effort in the 5,000-meter run came in the Florida Relays (4/4) with a time of 15:50.27.

2007-08: Competed in cross-country and track and field at Connecticut College before transferring to Miami… Ran PRs of 27:28 in the 8k, 16:06 in the 5k, and 9:13 in the 3k… Was the fifth man on the 2008 cross-country team that finished fourth in the league.

High School: Competed in cross-country for Overlake High School in 2006… Voted team co-captain… Was 1st team all-league in his inaugural season… Qualified individually for the WA state championship in cross-country.

Personal: Majoring in History with a minor in Economics… Son of Peter and Carol Michel… Has two younger brothers Sam (19) and Jeremiah (13).