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Michael Kershaw
Michael Kershaw

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Cardiff, Wales

Last College:
Cardiff Metropolitan University

Experience:
2L

2014 Outdoor Track Season: Completed five races across five meets ... Opened season by winning 5,000 crown at Victor Lopez Classic, clocking in at 14:39.76 ... Posted a time of 3:59.25 in the 1,500 at SFA Carl Kight Invitational, placing second ... Finished 18th in the 5,000 at the Mt. Sac Relays with a time of 14:31.92, which would ultimately rank him third on the Southland performance list ... Placed third in the event at the Southland Championships, crossing the finish line in 15:03.13.

2014 Indoor Track Season: Ran in six events over the course of four meets ... Opened season with a ninth-place showing in the 3,000 at the Texas A&M 12-Team Invitational, finishing in 8:31.39, which would rank him sixth for the season in the Southland ... Placed fifth in the mile at the Southern Miss Cupid Classic with a time of 4:16.88 ... Came in fourth in the mile at the Southland Championships, ending in 4:14.27, which ranked sixth in the conference.

2013 Cross Country Season: Competed in five races ... Earned All-Southland honorable mention for a 15th place finish at the Southland Championships, completing the 8,000-meter course in 25:53.7 ... Ended 38th at the 10,000-meter NCAA South Central Regional with a time of 31:36.0 ... Came in 49th at Rice Invitational, putting up a time of 17:56 for the 5,500-meter course.

2013 Outdoor Track Season: Did not compete.

2013 Indoor Track Season: Ran in five events across three meets ... Placed ninth in the mile run at the Southland Championships with a time of 4:23.62 ... Also finished 11th in the 800 at the meet at 1:59.70 and was a member of the third place distance relay team with a time of 10:15.93 ... Completed the 800 in 1:57.05 at the Jeff Davis Invitational to place third ... Ended fourth in the mile at the Howie Ryan Invitational and Multi's at 4:18.94.

2012 Cross Country Season: Competed in three events ... Placed sixth at the LSU Cross Country Festival with a time of 27:09.7 for the 8,000-meter course ... Placed 28th at the 8,000-meter Southland Championships at 25:30.8 ... Ran 6,000-meter Rice Invitational in 17:54 to place 45th.

Cardiff Metropolitan University: Helped team to second place showing at British Universities and Colleges Sport Championships during both indoor and outdoor season ... Team placed fourth at BUCS Cross Country Championships ... Also competed for Wales in both cross country in track ... Set personal-best times of 1:52 in the 800 meter run and 3:49 in the 1,500.

Bryn Mawr Comprehensive School: Welsh Schools representative ... Competed for Cardiff Athletic Club.

Personal: Born Michael Kershaw on November 3, 1990, in Abergavenny, Wales.

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