One Illini sets meet record; two tie
Orange and Blue will travel to Macomb, Ill., for meet
Southern Illinois will host the meet this weekend
Orange and Blue send six to Husky; rest of team to Spire
Orange and Blue sends full squad to Bloomington
Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in three meets ... Set a season-best mark of 6-3 1/4 (1.91m) at the John McDonnell Invitational ... Placed fourth at the Tom Botts Invitational (1.86m).
Indoor: Recorded a personal best at the Illini Classic with a jump of 6-10 1/4 (2.09m) placing first ... Placed first at the Illini Open with a jump of 6-9 (2.06m) ... Participated in four meets.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in high jump for four meets...Placed fifth at Musco Twilight with 6-6 ¾ (2.00m) marking his personal-best
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Did not compete.
Indoor: Placed 13th in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 6-7 ½ (2.02m) ... Competed in the high jump at four meets during the regular season ... Recorded a personal-best height of 6-9 (2.06m) at the Meyo Inviational.
Two-time Fox Valley Conference high jump champion ... Was the McHenry County champion in the high jump from 2007-09 ... Also won the 2009 McHenry County long and triple jump ... Took first in 2009 and third in 2008 in the high jump at the Prep Top Times meet ... Placed sixth in the high jump at the 2008 Illinois state meet ... Holds school record for the high jump in both indoor (6-10) and outdoor (6-8) ... Earned six varsity letters, with four coming in track and two in football ... Was an honor student all four years and graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Born March 9, 1991 ... Parents are Paul and Janet Michel ... Has two brothers ... His biggest thrill in sports is setting a new personal record ... Favorite athlete is Derrick Rose ... Fighting Illini hero growing up was James Augustine ... Majoring in civil engineering.
Michel's Personal Bests
High Jump: 6-6 ¾ (2.00m) - Musco Twilight (4/23/11)
High Jump: 6-10 1/4 (2.09m) - Illini Classic (1/21/12)
Updated July 2012