Shawn Michels
Shawn Michels

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Oconomowoc, Wis.

High School:
Oconomowoc

Height:
6-2

Event:
Hurdles

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Freshman/Freshman

At Wisconsin
2014 Indoor:
At the Red & White Open (2/21), finished second in the preliminary round of the 60-meter hurdles in a personal-best 8.36, while also finishing fourth in the 200 meters in a personal-record 22.39 ... finished 48th in 50.11 in his first-career 400 metersat the Tyson Invitational (2/14-15) ... also helped his team finish 16th in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:18.62 ... competing in the 60-meter hurdles, finished 17th in the preliminary round in 8.55 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) ... with a time of 8.45, placed 12th in the preliminary round of the 60-meter hurdles at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), finished seventh in the 200 meters in 22.50 and placed eighth in the 60-meter hurdles in a personal-best time of 8.40 ... also helped his team finish third in the 4x400-meter relay in 3:20.79 ... making his collegiate debut, finished third in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.44 and helped his team win the 4x400-meter relay in 3:18.51 at the Wisconsin vs. Missouri Dual (1/18)

2014 Outdoor:
Finished 13th in the 400 hurdles at the Big Ten championships (5/16-5/18) in 55.04 ... set a personal-best time of 53.68 in the 400 hurdles at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) en route to a fourth-place finish ... also placed fourth in the 110 hurdles at the Wisconsin Open in 15.19 ... at the Tom Botts Invitational (5/3), set a pair of personal records by finishing fourth in the 110 hurdles (15.11) and fourth in the 400 hurdles (54.53), while also helping his team place second in the 4x400 relay in 3:19.94 ... at the Rex Foster Invitational (4/6), placed fourth in the preliminary round of the 110 hurdles in a personal-best 15.42 (wa) ... making his outdoor debut, finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles (56.08) and sixth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.47), while also helping his team win the 4x200-meter relay in 1:28.24 at the Walt Disney World Open (3/21-22)

High School

As a senior, was named the conference athlete of the year after finishing third at state in the 300-meter hurdles and the 4x200-meter relay ... finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles and seventh in the 110-meter hurdles at state as a junior ... was named the MVP of his team as a junior and senior ... also played football ... was a scholar athlete and a four-year honor roll student

Personal
Parents are Susanne and Michael Michels ... has two brothers, Kyle and Josh ... intended major is accounting

Why Wisconsin?
"I chose Wisconsin because of the combination of athletics and the great business school."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
60 Hurdles 8.36 2-21-14 110 Hurdles 15.11 5-3-14
200 Meters 22.39 2-21-14 400 Hurdles 53.68 5-10-14
400 Meters 50.11 2-14-14

At the Big Ten Championships
2014 - Outdoor
400 Hurdles: 13th-P (55.04)

ON WISCONSIN
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