Upper Columbia Academy, Spangle, WA
Class of 2018
Click here for Michael’s High School Athletic.net profile: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Athlete.aspx?AID=9421272#/L0
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I attend Upper Columbia Academy, while competing athletically in my home district for North Central High School. I have lived in Spokane for 11 years with my family, starting my athletic career in the 4th grade playing flag football with Spokane Youth Sports Association. I played flag football until 7th grade, then moved into tackle football with Grid Kids until high school.
Since I have always attended private school, my options for sports were limited. So after youth city league football was over for me, I continued my commitment to athletics by balancing my academic schedule in private school with my athletic schedule in my home public school district. My hobbies include photography and piano, I consistently earn a spot on the Honor Roll, and I am now a starter on varsity at North Central while attending most of my classes at UCA.
I started running recreationally in second grade [Bloomsday 12k, Flying Irish Running Club, and various other timed and untimed runs] but my Track and Field career didn’t officially start until my sophomore year of high school when some friends of mine convinced me to try it. Since I started, I have fallen in love with the sport and want to continue it as long as I can. This last year with North Central, I was the Jumps Captain and competed in the Long Jump and the Triple Jump and received the Most Valuable Jumper Award for the season. For my running events this past spring season, I competed at District Championships in the 100m, 400m, 4x400m relay, and 4x100m relay. Our 4x100m relay advanced all the way to state, placing 1st at Regional Championships and 3rd at State Championships, running a season best of 42.64 seconds and claiming the 2nd all-time NC school record.
Football and Track have become two great passions of mine and I hope to continue both in college while I continue to explore where that may be.”