Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Ryan Michel
Ryan Michel


McHenry, Ill.

High School:
McHenry HS

High Jump


I/O Eligibility:


Illini Win Lee Calhoun Invitational

One Illini sets meet record; two tie


Illini Set for Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational

Orange and Blue will travel to Macomb, Ill., for meet


Illini Head to Bill Cornell Spring Classic

Southern Illinois will host the meet this weekend


Illini Split Up for Spire Invite/Husky Classic

Orange and Blue send six to Husky; rest of team to Spire


Illinois Travels to Indiana Relays

Orange and Blue sends full squad to Bloomington


Illini Open

Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013


2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Placed seventh in the high jump at the Big Ten Championships with a personal-best mark of 2.06m to score points for the Illini ... Placed second in the high jump at both the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invite and the Illinois Twilight.

Indoor: Competed unattached in the high jump at the Orange & Blue Open and placed second.

2013 Track and Field
Competed in high jump at the Lee Calhoun Memorial, where he recorded a cleared height of 6-0 3/4 (1.85m) and finished in 14th overall.

Indoor: Participated in two meets and posted two top-five finishes... Took third place at the Illini Open with a mark of 6-2 3/4 (1.90m)... Finished in fifth place at the Illini Classic with a jump of 6-3 1/2 (1.92m).

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.

High School
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: 6-9 (2.06m) - Big Ten Championships (5/17/14)

High Jump: 6-10 1/4 (2.09m) - Illini Classic (1/21/12)

Updated November 2013