THIS YEAR: Freshman Michael Norman joins the sprints team this year, focusing on the 100m, 200m, 400m and relays. He was named the 2016 National Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year.
HIGH SCHOOL: Norman graduated from Vista Murrieta in 2016 and led his team to the California state title his junior and senior seasons. He has bests of 10.27 in the 100m, 20.14 in the 200m and 45.19 in the 400m. Norman placed fifth at the Olympic Trials and first at the Junior Outdoor Championships for the 200m in 2016. He also finished first in the World Junior Championships for the 200m and 4x100m relay. His time of 20.14 in the 200m ranks third all-time by a high schooler and his 45.19 time in the 400m ranks seventh all-time by a prep runner...he is the only high school runner ever to have posted a top 10 mark in both events.
PERSONAL: Michael was born on Dec. 3 1997 in San Diego, Calif....Parents are Michael and Nobue Norman and he has one sister, Michelle...Sports hero is Trayvon Bromell...Lists favorite food as chicken...One day would like to travel to Caribbean...Enjoys playing basketball in his free time…Favorite musical artists are Tory Lanez, Meek Mill, Lil Uzi, and Kanye West…Hopes to run professionally and become a sports broadcaster...He is a Communication major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: 100m – 10.27 200m – 20.14 400m – 45.19