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Michael Atchoo
Position: Middle Distance
Other Position: Middle Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Troy, Mich.
High School: Troy
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*Five-time All-American*

Career Bests (thru end of 2014 collegiate season):
1,500 Meters: 3:39.57
Mile: 3:57.14i
800: 1:50.50
1,000: 2:22.32i
3,000: 7:59.51i
3,000 Steeplechase: 9:21.66
5,000: 14:06.91

Stanford Record Book
Indoors
Mile: 1st
Distance Medley Relay: 1st, 3rd
Outdoors
1,500: 9th

At Stanford: Anchored Stanford to the 2014 NCAA indoor title in the distance medley relay ... broke the school indoor mile record of 3:57.14 and anchored another record, in the distance medley relay ... a four-time first-team indoor All-America.

2014 Season: Outdoors: Advanced to his first NCAA outdoor final, where he finished eighth in a season-best 3:40.66 to earn first-team All-America honors ... finished third in his semifinal heat in Eugene, Ore., running 3:46.23 to advance on place ... earned his first NCAA Championships berth by placing second in his 1,500 heat at the NCAA West Prelims (3:45.11) to advance automatically ... placed third at the Pac-12 Championships in Pullman, Wash., in 3:42.53 ... made a decisive move with 500 to go to lead the chase pack behind Oregon's Edward Cheserek and Arizona's Lawi Lalang to the finish line ... Atchoo covered the final lap in 56 seconds, the fastest split in the field ... anchored Stanford to second in the 4xMile at the Penn Relays (16:17.83) ... also anchored the distance medley relay to third in the meet (9:28.66) ... ran the only 5,000 of his collegiate career to finish eighth in the 'B' race at the Stanford Invitational (14:06.91) ... ran his season best 1,500 of 3:41.92 to finish 10th in the top section of the Payton Jordan Invitational (May 4) ... named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team. Indoors: Anchored Stanford to the NCAA indoor championship in the distance medley relay ... ran a 1,600 split of 4:03.98 while running from the lead the entire distance ... ran a 3:57.5 split to anchor the distance medley relay to second at the Penn State National in 9:28.95, the third-fastest time in school history ... seventh in the MPSF 3,000 (7:54.98) ... sixth in the invitational mile at Penn State (4:03.24) ... ninth in the invitational 3,000 at the Husky Classic in a PB of 7:59.51 ... his 2:22.32 in the UW Indoor Classic 1,000 is No. 2 in school history.

2013 Season: Outdoors - Recipient of the Block 'S' Male Junior Award at the Stanford Athletic Board awards ... a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection ... named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team ... achieved the USATF 'A' standard and moved to No. 9 on Stanford's all-time outdoor list in the 1,500 with a personal best 3:39.57 at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... the placed him No. 36 on the 2013 U.S. list ... at the USATF Championships, ran 3:51.64 and did not advance out of the first round ... placed fourth in the top section at Payton Jordan and was the second collegiate finisher ... at the conclusion of the collegiate season, had the third-fastest time among collegians, and second-fastest among American collegians ... placed eighth at the Pac-12 Championships in the 1,500 (3:43.65) and 19th overall at the NCAA West Prelims (3:49.06) ... won the Big Meet 1,500 (3:55.14) and was third in the 800 (a personal best 1:50.10) ... ran in four meets, all in the 1,500. 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.

Cross Country: Earned All-West Region honors and was named to the All-Pac-12 second team in 2013 ... placed sixth at regionals to help Stanford to first place in 2013 and generally ran as the team's No. 3 runner, including at the NCAA Championships.

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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