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MICHAEL KING
  • Hurdles
  • 5-9/150
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville HS)
  • BD: 2/21/79 (Salt Lake City, Utah)

CAREER VICTORIES: 1
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

200m: 22.93 - 1999 Florida Intercollegiates, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 49.12 - 2001 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOOR
110m Hurdles: 14.96 - 2000 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
400m: 49.18 - 2001 Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
400m IH: 50.52 - 2001 Reebok Invitational, Atlanta, Ga.

2001 AS A SENIOR: Bests of 49.12 (400m) and 50.52 (400m hurdles)... Competed in 13 meets (five indoors, eight outdoors)... Third in his heat of the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Championships, did not advance... Improved his provisional standing in the 400m hurdles with a time of 50.52 at the Reebok Invitational... Third in the finals of the SEC Championships 400m hurdles with an improved provisional time and a new personal best, 50.75... Sixth in his heat of the 400m hurdles at the Penn Relays, 52.87... Ran a lifetime best and a provisional qualifier at the Gator Twi-Light in the 400m hurdles, 50.80... 14th in the 400m at the Florida Relays, 49.18... Earned his first career win with a 52.27 at the SEC Triangular 400m hurdles... Set a personal best with a time of 49.12 at the Tyson Invitational.

2001 Wins (1): (o) SEC Triangular (3/17) 400m hurdles: 52.27.

2000 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 14.96 (110m Hurdles) and 51.88 (400m Hurdles)... Competed in eight meets (One Indoors, Seven Outdoors)... Competed with the 4x400m Relay (Third leg with Mann, Armstrong and White) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, 3:09.49 - did not advance to the finals... Ninth in the SEC Outdoor Championships 400m hurdles, 52.65 - ran a personal best 51.88 in the preliminaries, finishing fifth... 10th in the preliminaries of the USTCA Team Championships 400m hurdles, 52.46... Third in the Florida Relays 4x400m Relay (Anchor leg with White, Armstrong and Wilkerson), 3:09.76; fifth in the 400m hurdles, 52.00; second with the 110m shuttle hurdle relay squad (Second leg with Jones, Butler and Mesler), 56.77 - New Florida Record; 17th in the 110m hurdles, 14.96 - New personal best.

1999 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 22.93 (200m), 51.57 (400m) and 52.55 (400m IH)... Competed in nine meets (Three indoor, Six outdoor)... Finished fourth in his heat in the preliminaries of the Outdoor SEC Championships 400m intermediate hurdles, 53.10.

1998 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 53.66 in the 400m IH.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Team captain... Holds school records in the 300 and 400m hurdles... All-state as a junior and senior... His 52.42 400m intermediate hurdle run was the third-fastest time in the nation in 1997. High School Coach: Scott Peters.

PREP BESTS: 300m IH: 37.60; 400m IH: 52.42.

"BEYOND THE STATS": Also lettered in football and basketball at Gainesville High... Competed for the Florida track club... Came to Florida because he wanted to beat Arkansas... Son of Charles and Ann King... Born Michael Brian King on February 21, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah... Has one brother, Jason.

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