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  Michael Niemi
Michael Niemi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Duluth, Minn.

High School:
Duluth


Niemi's Career Honors:

  • 2006 Patriot League Men's Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2006 First-Team All-Patriot League (3,000-meter steeplechase)
  • 2004, `05, `06 Patriot League Men's Track and Field Academic Honor Roll
  • 2004, `05 Patriot League Men's Cross Country Academic Honor Roll
  • Cantello on Niemi:
    "It is rare that I have to restrain the training of a runner, but I like that problem. His decorum, his modus operandi, is simple; if I work hard, sacrifice, prioritize, and get my rest, I shall improve."

    At Navy:
    Earned three varsity letters with the men's track and field team during his career ... placed 11th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA East Regional Championship during the 2006 outdoor season ... won the event at the Patriot League Championship ... posted career-best time of 9:08.07 at the Penn Relays to place fourth overall, Navy's highest track finisher ... also competed in the mile, 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter runs during the 2005-06 indoor campaign.

    2005:
    Competed in all of Navy's final-seven meets of the year ... recorded three top-15 performances ... scored or served as a placeholder in each raced he ran in ... opened his year with a 12th-place finish, Navy's third-fastest time (26:04), at the Fordham Invitational ... followed that performance with a ninth-place showing in the Navy Invitational (25:50.23) ... notched the team's third-best time at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:17) ... finished 68th out of 195 runners at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship (32:12.8).

    2004:
    Ran in six meets ... posted three top-20 finishes ... placed 11th at the Indiana State Invitational (26:00.79) ... finished in 15th place out of 80 runners (25:55.94) at the Navy Invitational ... ran a 10th-place time of 25:53.93 versus Army in the Star Meet to lead Navy to a 25-34 win ... turned in a 25th-place performance at the Patriot League Championship.

    2003:
    Finished 20th at the Sea Gull Opener.

    High School:
    Attended Duluth Central High School ... earned two letters each in cross country and track ... named MVP of his cross country team in 2001 and `02, while earning the honor in track in 2002 and `03 ... was an all-conference and all-state selection in track as a senior ... all-conference selection in cross country in during junior and senior years ... served as captain of the cross country team in senior season.

    Personal:
    Son of Gary and Janet Niemi ... born April 17, 1985, in Duluth, Minn. ... majoring in systems engineering.

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