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Michael Eaton
Michael Eaton

Hometown:
Bowling Green, Ky.

High School:
Greenwood

Event:
Distance

Experience:
Sr./Sr.


Career Bests
Indoor
Mile - 4:09.09
3,000m - 8:15.80
5,000m - 14:13.46

Outdoor
1,500m - 3:52.23
5,000m - 13:54.72
10,000m - 28:41.96

2009-10 Track: USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team ... ran in three outdoor and three indoor events ... placed fourth in the 10,000m at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... had a second-place showing in the 1,500m at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational ... won the 5,000m at the Border Battle ... placed seventh out of 48 runners at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational in the 1,500m ... competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... took fourth in the mile at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished fifth in the 3,000m out of 43 runners at the season-opener at the Kentucky Track & Field Invitational.

2009 Cross Country: Ran in seven races ... earned third all-region honor with a 16th-place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... had a seventh-place showing at the BIG EAST Championships to earn second all-BIG EAST Performer nod ... placed 36th at Pre-Nationals ... finished ninth at the Greater Louisville Classic (24:18.43) ... added a fourth place finish at the UW-Parkside Midwest Open ... placed second at the Mid-America Opener.

2008-09 Track: Competed in two outdoor and three indoor events ... took eighth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 3,000m ... was third at the league championships in the 5,000m ... finished second in the indoor 3,000m at the Gene Edmonds Cup and the Indiana Open ... placed eighth at the Baldy Castillo Invite in the 1,500m with a 3:53.00 mark, a personal best at the time.

2007-08 Track: Competed in three outdoor and three indoor events ... placed 13th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m to earn All-America honors ... took third at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m ... set the school record in the 10,000m outdoors at the Mt. SAC Relays ... finished second with a 28:41.96 mark, an automatic-qualifying mark ... placed third in the 5,000m at the Raleigh Relays ... took fourth in 1,500m in the Austin Peay Spring Fling ... captured the Austin Peay Invite title in the same event ... at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, finished seventh in the 5,000m and 10th in the 3,000m ... finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Meyo Invitational ... finished fourth in the 3,000m (8:15.80) at the Gladstein Invite ... took fourth in the mile (4:09.09) at the Rod McCravy Invite.

2007 Cross Country: Finished 71st overall at the NCAA Championships ... earned all-region honors with a 13th-place finish in a field of 200 at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... finished 10th overall to earn all-BIG EAST honors at the BIG EAST Championships (24:05.15) ... placed ninth at the Greater Louisville Classic ... was sixth at the Salty Seadog Invitational ... placed fifth at the Mid-America Opener.

2006-07 Track: Received a redshirt.

2006 Cross Country: Battled back from a summer foot injury ... placed fourth on the team at the NCAA Southeast Regional and NCAA Championships ... earned all-region honors with an 22nd-place finish overall.

Prep: One of the most highly decorated prep athletes to sign with the Cardinal track and field program ... represented Team USA at the 2006 World Junior Cross Country Championships in Japan ... two-time qualifier for Foot Locker Nationals and finished 13th as a senior ... 2005 Foot Locker 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 ... 2004 and 2006 state champion in the 3,200m ... 2005 state champion in the 1,600m ... personal-best times as a prep included 14:35 in the 5,000m and 9:10 in the 3,200m.

Personal: Son of Steve and Lori Eaton ... birthday is June 9 ... has one brother, Ryan, who also runs track and cross country at Louisville ... majoring in physics.

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