Michael Powers
Michael Powers
Birth Date: 05/04/1985
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Irvine, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita
Position: Distance

2007 Season -- Was runner-up in the steeple at the Big West Conference meet, which also qualified him for Regionals...He would go on to finish second in his section and 10th overall in the Regional meet...Champion of the Cal-Nevada meet in the steeple...Was the winner of his section in a competitive field at the Oregon Invitational.

2006 Season -- Slowly coming back from injury, Powers ran just off his personal best in the steeplechase at the Cal Poly SLO - UCSB Dual Meet finishing in 9:25. He then went into the Big West Championships looking to score some points for the Men's squad as he had done as a Freshman. Powers would come across the line in 7th place in a time of 9:27 accomplishing his mission after his early season injury.

2005 Season -- Plagued with injuries, Powers was forced to sit out and red-shirt the 2005 Track season.

2004 Season -- Mike had a very impressive Freshman season with PRs in the 1500m (4:06.54) and the 3000m Steeplechase (9:22.44). With an impressive 2nd place finish at the Big West Challenge Cup in the Steeplechase, Mike went on to score at the Big West Conference Championships in the Steeplechase with a 4th place finish.

High School -- Powers ran 15:07 at Mt. SAC to win the 2002 CIF SS D3 XC Championship... Finished 5th at the CA State XC D3 finals... Mike ran a personal best 4:22.32 for 1600m at the 2003 Arcadia Invitational, and finished 4th in the 3200m at the 2003 CIF SS D3 Finals.

Personal -- Loves the competition of college athletics, and hates to show weakness on the track... Enjoys skating and bodyboarding in his free time... Favorite bands are Pink Floyd and Rage Against the Machine.

Personal Bests
1500m -   4:03
5000m -  15:19
Steeple - 9:03