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Michael Christianson
Michael Christianson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Onalaska, Wis.

High School:
La Crosse Aquinas

Height:
6-0

Event:
Distance

Christianson's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Freshman/Freshman

At Wisconsin
2014 Indoor:
Placed ninth in his first collegiate 1000 meters, crossing the finish line in 2:34.03 ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), in his first collegiate mile, finished third with a time of 4:21.61 ... in his collegiate debut, helped his team win the distance medley relay in 10:15.43 at the Wisconsin vs. Missouri Dual (1/18)

2014 Outdoor: Was third in the 1500 meters in 4:01.50 at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) ... at the Tom Botts Invitational (5/3), making his outdoor season debut in the cardinal and white, placed ninth in his first collegiate 800 meters in 1:59.22 ... making his outdoor season debut, competing unattached, finished runner-up in the 1500 meters in 4:03.60 at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/12)

High School

A two-time Wisconsin Div. 2 track champion and a three-time all-state runner in cross country ... won state titles as a sophomore in the 1600 meters (4:21.91) and 3200 meters (9:50.06)... finished runner-up at the Wisconsin state track meet as a senior in the 3200 meters (9:39.44) ... was second at the Wisconsin Div. 2 cross country cross country championships in 2012 ... was named Mississippi Valey Conference Cross Country Runner of the Year as a sophomore and senior ... member of National Honor Society ... was on the honor roll every semester of high school ... high school coach: Geoff Wilhelmy.

Personal
Mother is Mary Burke ... has a two sisters, Anne and Sarah ... major is actuarial science.

Why Wisconsin?
"Wisconsin has great academics and athletic tradition, and many of my family members have attended school here."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
1000 Meters 2:34.03 2-01-14 800 Meters 1:59.22 5-3-14
Mile 4:21.61 1-25-14 1500 Meters 4:01.50 4-12-14

ON WISCONSIN
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