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  Michael Atchoo
Michael Atchoo

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Troy, Mich.

High School:
Troy

Event:
Distances

04/20/2013

Bain's Record Highlights Big Meet Split

Cardinal women beat Cal in 119th rivalry meet with Cal

04/18/2013

Stanford Hosts 119th Big Meet on Saturday

Cardinal and Cal continue dual-meet rivalry

03/28/2013

Track and Field Season Outlook: The Tradition Continues

Top freshman class complements All-Americans

03/27/2013

Stanford Invitational Set For This Weekend

Track and field meet now in its 29th season

03/20/2013

Cardinal Women No. 9 in Pre-Season Rankings

Stanford returns 22 All-Americans

*Three-time All-American*

Career Bests (thru 2013 indoors):
1,500 Meters: 3:42.36
Mile: 3:57.14i
800: 1:52.82
3,000: 8:00.73i
3,000 Steeplechase: 9:21.66

Stanford Record Book
Indoors
Mile: 1st
Distance Medley Relay: 1st

At Stanford: Broke the school indoor mile record of 3:57.14 and anchored another record, in the distance medley relay ... a three-time first-team indoor All-America.

2013 Season: Indoors - Broke the Stanford indoor mile record with a 3:57.14 on Feb. 23 in winning the MPSF Championships final in Seattle ...the time was the fastest by any Stanford runner in 27 years, indoors or outdoors ...Olympian Jeff Atkinson's outdoor 3:55.16 in 1986 is the only faster miler in school history ... broke Olympian Michael Stember's indoor mark of 3:58.40 from 2000 ... broke another school record in the distance medley relay, anchoring team to a 9:28.25 victory at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame on March 1 ... ran 3:56.8 split over 1,600 meters ... earned two first-team All-America honors with a pair of eighth-place finishes at the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. ... eighth in the mile at 4:04.92 ... DMR was eighth in 9:39.22 ... named Outstanding Performer of The Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York City on Feb. 1 after he rallied Stanford to victory on the anchor of the DMR and won the mile (4:02.38).

2012 Season: Outdoors - Placed sixth in the 1,500 at the Pac-12 Championships in Seattle, running 3:48.74 ... advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA West preliminary round, before placing 18th in 3:50.28, but did not qualify for nationals ... ran his fastest 1,500 of the season at the Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford, clocking 3:42.36 ... named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. Indoors - Earned first-team All-America honors with the distance medley relay team that placed fourth at the NCAA Championships in 9:36.13 ... Atchoo ran 2:58.8 on the 1,200-meter leadoff leg ... became the 12th Stanford runner to break 4:00, indoors or outdoors, when he ran 3:59.92 to win his heat at the Flotrack Husky Classic in Seattle on Feb. 11 ... at the time, he became one of 373 Americans ever to run a four-minute mile ... placed fourth in the mile at the MPSF Championships, running 4:03.29 ... led off the DMR team that placed second at MPSF's and clocked the seventh-best time in Stanford indoor history, in 9:31.24 ... that time earned Stanford the No. 9 ranking on the 2012 U.S. performance list ... earned MPSF All-Academic honors.

2011 Season: Outdoors - Qualified for the NCAA regional preliminary round in the 1,500 ... placed 14th at the Pac-10 Championships in the 1,500 ... ran a then-collegiate best of 3:44.98 at the Payton Jordan Invitational in the 1,500 meters ... fourth-place finisher in the 1,500 at the Big Meet with a time of 3:47.23 ... ran 1:52.82 for 800 meters at the Cal Outdoor Opener. Indoors - Helped Stanford to the MPSF title by finishing seventh at the MPSF Championships in the mile (4:07.78) ... ran a season-best mile of 4:07.61 at the Husky Classic.

High School: Nine-time Oakland County champion in cross country and track ... Six-time all-state honoree ... Millrose Mile qualifier in 2008 and 2009 ... captained his cross country team his senior year ... helped take the team to the state qualification in 2008 and `09 ... Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year for Michigan in 2009 ... state champion in 2009, and runner-up in 2008 ... school-record holder in the 5,000 with a time of 15:22 ... captained the 2010 track team to a win in the indoor distance medley relay at the Michigan state championship, as well as a win in the All-American Nike Indoor 4xmile relay ... Troy set a state record in the All-American Nike indoor distance medley relay in 2010 ... in 2009, Troy won the state title in the distance medley relay ... the 2009 Gatorade track and field Athlete of the Year for Michigan ... the 2009 state champion in the 1,600 ... set school records in the 800 (1:54.0) and 1600 (4:07.71) .

Personal: Majoring in engineering ... son of Kenneth and Mary Ann Atchoo ... has three older sisters, Priscilla, Allison and Nikki ... enjoys music and playing piano.


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