Michael, a sophomore from Dover, N.H., opened the 2015 outdoor track & field season in grand fashion by winning the men’s hammer throw at the University of North Florida Spring Break Invitational (at Jacksonville, Fla.) on March 27.
In a field of 16 competitors that included four entrants from the ACC’s University of Pittsburgh, Michael claimed first place with a mark of 194 feet, 10 inches on his third of six throws. He entered the event as the No. 3 seed.
Michael had an outstanding 2014-15 indoor track season. He finished first in the weight throw at the IC4A on March 7 after claiming the title in that event at the America East Championships on Feb. 20. The throws specialist was honored as America East Male Field Performer of the Week twice during the season as he won the weight throw in 8 of 9 meets – the only exception was a third-place finish at the New England Championships.
Last year as a freshman, Michael was named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. His indoor season highlights included eighth place at the conference meet and he followed that with sixth place in the hammer throw at the outdoor meet.