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Micha Powell
Position: Sprints
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
High School: Leaside HS
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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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