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Micha Powell
Position: Sprints
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
High School: Leaside HS
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2014 OUTDOOR TRACK: Won the 200 meters at the Maryland Invitational in a season-best 24.94...finished fifth at the ECAC Championships in the 400m with a time of 54.38...placed ninth at the ACC Outdoor Championships (54.40)...notched a third place at the Kehoe Twilight (54.43)...finished fourth at the UTEP Springtime Meet (55.73).

2014 INDOOR TRACK: Season-best 300-meter time came at the Terrapin Invitational (41.92)...finished third at the Lafayette/Rider Games in the 400m in a season-best 55.85...placed second at the Lions Invitational (55.88)...placed sixth at the Doc Hale VT Elite (56.39)...notched an eighth place finish at the Hokie Invitational (56.66).

2013 CROSS COUNTRY: did not compete.

BEFORE MARYLAND - Finished 3rd on the 4x400 relay team at the Canadian Junior Championships... Participated at the Canadian Summer Games Trials, finishing 2nd in 400m at 55.83... Ran 200 and 400 meters at Leaside HS... Also participated in cross country as a senior, finishing 3rd at the city meet... Also participated in tennis as a freshman and sophomore... Winner of the Gladys Heinz Award in 2013.


PERSONAL - Majoring in French with a minor in international studies... Born in Montreal, Quebec... Father, Michael, is the world record-holder in the long jump (29-4.50, 8/30/91 in Tokyo) and attended UCLA... Mother, Rosaline Edeh, ran collegiate track and field at Fresno State and Rice... Volunteered in Tanzania to help build an all-girls school... Holds various honors certificates in language skills... Career ambition is to work at the United Nations... Lists Usain Bolt as her sports hero... Non-sports heroine is Oprah Winfrey... Playing sports as a kid she pretended to be tennis champ Maria Sharapova... Plays piano.

 

 


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