Michael  Spooner

Michael Spooner

Springfield, Va.

High School:
West Springfield

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 145


In: Sr. / Out: Sr.

3,000m 8:14.11 (2009)
5,000m 14:31.35 (2010)
1,500m 3:51.37 (2009)
3000m Steeplechase 9:07.33 (2010)
5,000m 14:21.42 (2010)
10,000m 29:39.42 (2010)

2009 Outdoor 10,000m: 6th, 30:52.75
2010 Outdoor Steeplechase: 6th, 9:07.33
2010 Outdoor 10,000m: 6th, 29:57.24

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Three-time conference scorer as a Vol...Finished sixth in SEC 10,000m the past two seasons and was sixth in the steeplechase as well in 2010.

2010: Honors - Earned team's Comeback of the Year Award...Indoors - Assisted the DMR squad in scoring at the SEC Championships as they finished seventh with a time of 10:02.72...Also notched a personal-record time of 14:31.35 in the 5,000m and a season-best in the 3,000m, clocking in at 8:21.58...Posted a third-place time of 8:23.91 at the Texas A&M Challenge...Recorded a season-best mile time of 4:16.11 at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Outdoors - Placed sixth in both the steeplechase and the 10,000m with times of 9:07.33 and 29:57.24 to score in both events at the SEC Championships...Steeplechase time was a personal best...The 10,000m SEC readout was a UT season-best...Ran to a career-topping time of 29:39.42 in a second-place finish at the Sea Ray Relays...Lone 5,000m effort saw a new personal-best time of 14:21.42 at the Penn Relays...Set a then-personal best in the steeplechase in a victory at the FSU Relays with a time of 9:32.13 and lowered the PR to 9:17.10 at the Pepsi Florida Relays.

2009: Indoors - Placed 10th in the 3,000m at the SEC Championships, clocking a time of 8:18.48...Also finished 12th in the 5,000m at 14:36.50...Won the 3,000m with a season-best time of 8:14.11 at the New Balance Invitational...Also claimed a victory in the mile at New Balance, crossing the line in a season-best time of 4:10. 31...Finished runner-up in the mile with a time of 4:13.98 at the Wesley A. Brown Invite...Outdoors - Clocked a time of 30:52.75 to finish sixth in the 10,000m at the SEC Championships and earn his first varsity letter in track & field...Also ran the 5,000m in 14:59.26 to finish 21st...Won the mile with a time of 4:10.34 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Finished as the runner-up in the 10,000m at the Sea Ray Relays, clocking in with a season-best time of 30:02.55...Won two 1,500m competitions, claiming victory at the Eastern Kentucky Open with a time of 3:52.46 and at the USF Invitational with a season-best time of 3:51.37.

2008: Indoors - Finished the mile in 4:34.50 at the Virginia Tech Challenge, his only attempt at that distance during the indoor season...Recorded his personal-best time of 8:32.40 in the 3,000m at the New Balance Invitational...Outdoors - Stopped the clock in a personal-best time of 15:03.44 in the 5,000m at the SEC Championships...Also at the conference championship meet, he finished 17th in the preliminaries of the 1,500m...Finished second in the mile with his personal-best time of 4:14.35 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight...Ran a then-personal-best time of 15:04.30 in the 5,000m at the Penn Relays...Ran to a sixth-place finish in the invitational section of the 5,000m, his first collegiate race at that distance, at the Sea Ray Relays...Finished sixth in the 3,000m with his time of 8:35.21 at the Tiger Track Classic.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 2006 Virginia State Cross Country Championship...Claimed back-to-back state championships on the track in the 3,200m and won the 1,600m at the 2007 state meet...Finished 23rd at the 2007 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships...Anchored distance medley relay team to All-America honors in 2006 and 2007...Earned individual All-America status in the two mile and 5,000m in 2007.

PERSONAL: Born July 25, 1988, in Annapolis, Md....Majoring in communications...Parents are Scott and Karen Spooner...Dad lettered in golf from 1981-84 at Navy and grandfather, Hal, played in the 1960 Orange Bowl as a member of the Navy football team...Mother swam at North Florida, and his sister was a Freshman All-American in water polo at Penn State-Behrend...Family also includes younger sister MaryEllen and younger brother Matthew.


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