Michael McPherson
 Michael McPherson
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Parker, Colorado

High School:
Chaparral Parker HS

Height:
5-11

Event:
Multi

Birthdate:
12/25/1989

Experience:
2V


04/22/2014

McPherson picks up fifth WAC weekly honor

Junior Michael McPherson set a new UVU record in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays/California Invitational Multi Events last week.

04/17/2014

McPherson sets UVU decathlon record at Mt. SAC Relays

The Wolverine junior placed second in the event with 7,271 points.

04/16/2014

UVU student-athletes, community honored at Wolverine Club Awards

Retired senior associate athletic director D.J. Smith was recognized with a special presentation and the Michael V. Jacobsen Bronze Wolverine Award.

04/12/2014

Track completes weekend at Weber State's Wildcat Open

Freshman McKay Burnett led the way by taking fifth in the men's hammer throw.

04/11/2014

McPherson and Foster pace UVU track at Utah Spring Classic

Michael McPherson won the 200m dash and placed second in the long jump while Bennie Foster set a new school record in the pole vault.

At Utah Valley ...
REDSHIRT/SOPHOMORE ~ (2013): Named to the Great West Conference All-Academic Team ...(INDOOR) Redshirted the indoor season ... (OUTDOOR) named the Great West Conference Outdoor Male Athlete of the Year ... NCAA Qualifier in both the 200m and the long jump and placed 31st in the long jump (7.24m) and 44th in the 200m (21.82) at the NCAA West Prelims in Austin, Texas ... won the long jump (7.49m{w}), the high jump (1.86m), the 4x100m (41.72), placed second in the 4x400m (3:17.51), third in the 100m hurdles (15.09), fourth in the 200m (22.19w) and seventh in the 100m (10.98w) at the GWC Outdoor Championships ... won the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays with 6973 points and at the SDSU Aztec Invitational (6474) ... helped set the school record in the 4x100m relay as his relay team won the race at the UVU Collegiate in 40.78 seconds.

SOPHOMORE/REDSHIRT ~ (2012): (INDOOR) Won the long jump (7.01m), placed second in the heptathlon (4,681) and third in the 60m (7.06) at the Great West Conference Championships ... Placed second in the 4x400 (3:17.19) at the Boise State Team Challenge ... Finished third in the heptathlon (5,122) and second in the long jump (7.01m) at the Air Force Team Challenge ... (OUTDOOR) Redshirted.

FRESHMAN ~ (2009): (INDOOR) Named the GWC Indoor Men's Athlete of the Year as well as the Newcomer of the Year after winning the heptathlon with 4533 total points, winning the long jump (22'11.25"), placing 2nd in the triple jump (45'00.25"), 4th in the high jump (6'02.75") and 4th in the 60m hurdles (8.67) at the GWC Indoor Championships ... was named GWC Male Athlete of the Week on Feb. 11 after setting a new school record in the heptathlon with 4632 total points at the Mountain States Games at Idaho State ... (OUTDOOR) named the GWC Outdoor Men's Athlete of the Year as well as the Newcomer of the Year after winning the decathlon with 5970 total points, winning the long jump/breaking the school record (24'04.50"), placing 2nd in the triple jump (46'00.75"), 4th in the 110m hurdles (15.98), 8th in the high jump (6'02.75"), and 11th in the javelin throw (136'11.25") at the GWC Outdoor Championships in Houston, Texas ... was named GWC Male Athlete of the Week on April 15 after he won the Bengal Hep./Dec. at Idaho State with 6186 total points.

Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Chaparral High School ... his team was regional champs in 2005 ... All-Region and All-State in Long jump ... All-American Decathlon ... fifth at USATF Nationals ... also lettered in gymnastics.

Personal ...
Graduated from Chaparral High School in 2008 ... enjoys longboarding, snowboarding, skimboarding, and gymnastics ... expected major at UVU is Fire Science ... also recruited by Utah State, Weber State, Southern Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado State ... parents are Mack McPherson and Kristine Morand ... Eagle Scout ... Served an LDS Church Mission to Sacramento, Calif.