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Player Bio: Michael Eaton :: Track

  Michael Eaton

Michael Eaton

Player Profile

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Bowling Green, Ky.

High School:
Greenwood

Event:
Distance

2007 Cross Country: Finished as the Cards' fourth runner and 10th overall to earn All-BIG EAST honors at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 24:05.15 ... Earned All-Region honors with a 13th-place finish in the field of 200 at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... Was U of L's fourth runner and 71st overall at the NCAA Championships.

2006-07: Redshirted during the track & field season and did not compete.

2006 Cross Country: Battled back from a summer foot injury to become the Cards' fourth runner at the NCAA Southeast Regional and NCAA Championships ... Earned All-Region honors with an 22nd-place finish overall.

High School: One of the most highly decorated prep athletes to sign with the Cardinal track and field program, Eaton represented Team USA at the 2006 World Junior Cross Country Championships in Japan ... Two-time qualfier for the Footlocker Nationals and finished 13th as a senior ... 2005 Footlocker South Regional champion ... Earned 2005 High School Cross Country All-America honors ... Also earned 2006 High School Indoor All-America honors in the 3,200m ... 2004 and 2005 Kentucky state cross country champion ... 2006 and 2004 state champion in the 3,200m ... 2005 state champion in the 1,600m ... Personal best times as a prep included 14:35 in the 5000m and 9:10 in the 3200m ... Also ran on Greenwood's 4x800m relay team.

Personal: Born on June 9, 1987 in Princeton, Ind. ... Son of Steve and Lori Eaton ... Has one brother, Ryan ... Majoring in physics at UofL.

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