Michael Porter
Michael Porter

Player Profile

Fredericksburg, Va.

High School:
Colonial Forge

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 170


As a Sophomore (2004): Finished among the top 25 in three of his four races... best time and finish came at the ACC Pre-Meet, where he ran a 26:53.03 to finish 10th overall... ran a 26:54 in finishing 70th at the Penn State Invitational... placed 19th in the team's first meet of the season, the Mount St. Mary's Duals.

As a Freshman (2003): Competed in six of eight meets in 2003 season... top Terp finisher at the Mount St. Mary's Invitational, coming in third with a time of 26:09.29... season-best time at Paul Short Invitational with 25:53.99 and a 83rd place finish.

Before Maryland: Lettered four times in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track at Colonial Forge High School in Fredericksburg, Va... also lettered twice in soccer and football, for whom he was the placekicker and punter... named All-State in four of those sports--cross country, indoor track, outdoor track and football.

Personal: Comes from athletic family, as mother, Debra, competed in cross country and track at Maryland (1977-81) and father, Michael, in the same sports at the U.S. Naval Academy (1977-81)... has two younger brothers, Daniel and Thomas, and one younger sister, Christina... lists Cal Ripken Jr. as favorite athlete because they share the same birthday and Ripken shows how to do things right day in and day out... majoring in computer science.