Michael McPherson
 Michael McPherson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Parker, Colorado

High School:
Chaparral Parker HS

Height:
5-11

Event:
Multi

Birthdate:
12/25/1989

Experience:
3V


07/23/2014

Both track teams, four student-athletes honored for academic success

Brooke Hodson-Davies, Michael McPherson, Scott Moake and Trac Norris all received All-Academic recognition from the USTFCCCA.

06/30/2014

Spring Academic All-WAC teams feature 53 Wolverines

A total of 169 Utah Valley student-athletes were named academic all-conference during the 2013-14 academic year.

06/30/2014

Spring Academic All-WAC teams feature 53 Wolverines

A total of 169 Utah Valley student-athletes were named academic all-conference during the 2013-14 academic year.

06/16/2014

McPherson named All-American by USTFCCCA

The Wolverine decathlete was named a Second Team All-American on Monday after placing 16th in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last week.

06/12/2014

McPherson earns All-America honors, places 16th in decathlon

The Wolverine junior became UVU's first-ever track & field All-American at the Division I level with his 16th-place finish.

At Utah Valley ...
JUNIOR ~ (2014): Named UVU's first-ever DI Track & Field All-American after placing 16th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... also named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team as well as to both the winter and spring Academic All-WAC teams ... (INDOOR) placed fifth in the heptathlon at the USATF Track & Field Championships with 5,535 points ... named Second Team All-WAC after taking sixth in the long jump at the WAC Indoor Championships with a leap of 6.94m or 22'-09.25" ... also placed seventh in the 200 (21.86) and eighth in the 60 (7.03) at the WAC Championships ... set school records in the 1000 (2:43.15), long jump (7.40m or 24'-03.25") and heptathlon (5,535) ... also recorded personal records in the 60 (6.86), 1500 (2:43.15), 1000m (2:43.15), 60m hurdles (8.25), shot put (10.61m), pentathlon (2,909) and heptathlon (5,535) ... named a two-time WAC Athlete of the Week during the indoor campaign ... (OUTDOOR) NCAA qualifier ... became UVU's first-ever track & field athlete to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships as he qualified for the meet in the decathlon ... placed 16th at the NCAA Championships in the decathlon with 7,272 points to be named a Second Team All-American ... also qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds in the long jump and placed 44th with a mark of 6.66m or 21'-10.25" ... named both the Male Outstanding Field Performer and the Male High Point Award winner at the WAC Outdoor Championships after being crowned the 2014 WAC Champion in the decathlon with 7,401 points, placing second in the long jump (6.94m or 22'-09.25"), second in the 4x100m relay (41.37), third in the 200m (21.39) and fifth in the 100m (10.73) for a grand total of 30 points ... placed second in the decathlon at the Mt. SAC Relays/California Invitational Multi Events with 7,271 points ... set school records in the 400m (47.59) and the decathlon (7,401) ... also recorded PR's in the 100 (10.65), 200 (21.22), 400 (47.59), 1500 (4:34.50), 110m hurdles (14.73), pole vault (4.40m), discus (34.43m) and decathlon (7,401) ... named a three-time WAC Athlete of the Week during the outdoor season.

REDSHIRT/SOPHOMORE ~ (2013): Named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and 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 the outdoor campaign.

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.