Junior Michael McPherson broke the school record in the long jump and will enter Saturday in first place in the heptathlon.
At Utah Valley University ... SOPHOMORE ~ (2014): Named to the winter Academic All-WAC team ... (INDOOR) named Second Team All-WAC after placing fourth in the heptathlon at the WAC Indoor Championships with 4,348 points ... took third in the pentathlon at the Jackson's Open and Multis (3,126 points) and fourth in the heptathlon at the BYU Indoor Cougar Invite (4,284 points) ... recorded personal records in the pole vault (4.20m), shot put (12.53m) and pentathlon (3,126) during the season ... (OUTDOOR) placed seventh in the decathlon at the WAC Outdoor Championships with 5,508 points ... took eighth in the decathlon at the BYU Robison Invitational with 5,765 points ... put up PR's in the discus (36.60m) and javelin (44.34m) during the outdoor campaign ... placed third in the javelin at the UNLV Classic with a toss of 43.75m or 143'-06".
REDSHIRT ~ (2013): Redshirted both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
FRESHMAN ~ (2010): (INDOOR) Won the heptathlon and set a new conference meet record in the process with 4543 total points at the GWC Indoor Championships at USD ... had a season best total in the heptathlon of 4595 at the BYU Indoor Invitational to open the season ... had season best times/marks of 7.43 (60m), 8.52 (60m hurdles), 1.89m (high jump), 3.35m (pole vault), 6.47m (long jump), and 11.04m (shot put) ...(OUTDOOR) won the decathlon at the GWC Outdoor Championships in Yankton, S.D. with 6332 points and also placed second in the 110m hurdles (15.05), eighth in the 400m hurdles (1:00.95), ninth in the pole vault (3.35m or 10'-11.75"), and 11th in the high jump (1.80m or 5'-10.75") to help his team repeat as conference champions ... UVU's top performer in the decathlon (6332) and 110m hurdles (14.97) on the season ... had season best times/marks of 11.66 (100m), 52:04 (400m), 4:31.79 (1500m), 56.27 (400m hurdles), 1.89m (long jump), 3.74m (pole vault), 6.11m (long jump), 10.92m (shot put), 33.98m (discus), and 43.48 (javelin).
Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Payson High School ... was a State Champion as well as placing second at State ... broke the school record in the 300m hurdles ... also ran cross country in high school.
Graduated from Payson High School in 2009 with a 3.7 GPA ... an Honor Roll student ... expected major at UVU is Biology ... enjoys riding horses ... parents are Bill and Jennifer.