Maryland Track & Field BIO
Micha Powell
Player Profile:


- 2016 Canadian Championship Qualifier (400m)

- 2016 Olympic Qualifier (4x400 relay, Canada) 

2016 Outdoor: NCAA Championship Qualifier...NCAA East Regional Qualifier...Academic All-Big Ten...set new outdoor school record in the 400 meter dash with mark of 51.97 at the NCAA East Regional (5/26-28)...helped set new school record in the sprint medley relay (3:54.92) at the Florida Relays (3/31-4/2)...first broke 400m school record with third place performance (52.49) at the Florida Relays...posted five total event victories on the season...won the 200 meter dash (24.36) at the Maryland Invitational (3/26)...took third in the 200 with a season-best 24.17 at the Virginia Quad Meet (4/8)...won the 400 (53.49) and 4x400 relay (3:47.15) at the Morgan State Legacy Meet (4/22-23)...4x200 team went 1:40.25 and sprint medley relay team (3:56.67) won heat at the Penn Relays (4/28-30)...won the 400 (53.37) and 4x400 relay (3:47.35) at the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/6)...advanced to the 400 finals with second fastest prelim time (53.24) at the Big Ten Championships (5/13-15)...took fourth in the 400 finals (52.58) and seventh in the 4x400 relay (3:40.82) at Big Tens...advanced to 400 quarterfinals at  NCAA East Regional with time of 52.56 (5/26-28)...punched ticket to first career NCAA Outdoor Championships with career-best time of 51.97...finished 18th in the field at NCAA Championships with time of 54.03 in the 400 (6/8-6/11). 

2016 Indoor: Second Team NCAA All-American...Qualified for her first career NCAA Championships after breakout indoor season...set new indoor school record in the 400 meter dash with a personal-best time of 52.56 at the Big Ten Championships (2/27)...finished third at the B1G Championships in the 400, earning the No. 16 seed in the event at NCAAs...finished 12th in the field at NCAAs in the 400 with a mark of 53.31 (3/11)...helped 4x400 relay team to a fifth place finish at Big Ten Championships with second fastest all-time mark (3:38.59)... won the 40 (53.53) and took fourth in the 4x400 (3:42.76) at SPIRE Invite (2/12-2/13)... took home fourth place finish in the 400 (53.53), fifth in 4x200 (1:39.36) and fourth in 4x400 (3:46.00) at Armory Track Invitational (2/5-2/6)...won 60 meter dash (7.66) and 4x400 relay (3:47.53) to help UMD capture Terrapin Invitational title (1/30)...outran deep field at Great Dane Classic to help win 4x400 relay in 3:44.44 (1/16)...took fifth in the 200 at Great Dane (24.50)...won the 500 meter run in school record 1:12.46 at Penn State Relays (1/9)...anchored 4x400 relay team that captured Penn State Relays title (3:43.57).

2015 Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA East Regionals and ran the third-best time in Maryland history in the 400m with a 53.48 (5/28)…placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships in the 400m in 53.75 (5/15)…took second in the 400m in 54.50 at the Kehoe Twilight Meet (5/1)…helped Maryland’s 4x400m team cross the line first in 3:47.90…helped Maryland 1600m SMR finish in 3:57.68 at the Penn Relays (4/23)…took seventh in the 200m (24.88) at the Morgan State Legacy Meet (4/17)…ran a 53.92 in the 400m at the Florida Relays (4/2)…won the 200m at the Maryland Invitational in a wind aided 25.12 (3/28)…took second at the UTEP Springtime Invitational in the 200m in 53.87 (3/21).

2015 Indoor: Ran 54.45 in the final of the Big Ten Championships in the 400m to finish 6th (2/28)…that time was the fifth-best in Maryland history…was a part of the fourth-place team in the 1600m SMR at Navy’s Sweetheart Multi-Mix Madness (2/12)…ran 56.17 to finish eighth in the 400m at the Husker Invitational (2/6)…a member of the 4x400m squad that finished second in 3.45.76 to finish second at the same event…competed at the Armory Track Invitational (1/30-31)…finished in 8.10 in the 60m at the Terrapin Invitational (1/17)…helped the 4x400m team finish second in 3:51.41 at the Penn State Relays (1/10).

2014 Outdoor: 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: 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 broadcast journalism at Phillip Merrill School... 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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