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Mike Grossman
Mike Grossman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lincolnwood, Ill.

High School:
Niles West

Position:
Sprints


2006-07 Highlights: Ran a team-leading 400-meter dash time of :51.24 at the Chicagoland Championships...placed 11th in the 400-meter dash (:50.42) at the Redbird Invitational on Apr. 28...finished fourth in the 400-meter dash finals (:50.17) at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

2005-06 Highlights: UIC's second-best performer in the 400-meter dash during the outdoor season while also competing in the 800-meter run...took fourth at the Horizon League Championships in the 400-meter with a career-best time of :50.40...competed in four meets during the indoor campaign...placed fourth in the 600-meter race in 1:24.19 at the Purdue Invite on Jan. 14th...took fourth in the 800-meter run at the Tadd Metzger/Carthage Invite in 2:01.47 on Feb. 4th.

2004-05 Highlights: Placed second overall in the 800-meter run (2:00.45) at the University of Chicago Open...ran a leg of the fifth-place 4x400 relay team (3:35.93) and finished third in the 600-meter run (1:24.35) at the Purdue Invitational, which was the third-fastest indoor time in the Horizon League...ran a leg of the second-place, 4x400 relay team (3:30.79) at the UW-Milwaukee Tune-up.

Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner on the track and field and swimming teams at Niles West...also lettered two seasons on the cross country team...two-time regional and sectional cross country qualifier...two-year cross country team captain...2003 and 2004 state qualifier in track...two-time All-Central Suburban honoree...helped the Wolves to a 2003 conference championship and a 2002 sectional title during his career...three-time Central Suburban champion in the 3200-meter relay...holds three school track records...two-time All-CSL selection and two-year state qualifier as sprinter and backstroke specialist for the swim team, where he set four Niles West record marks...born August 3, 1986...son of Ron and Pat Grossman...majoring in movement sciences.

Career-Best Indoor Times
200-Meter Dash: :24.25 (2/16/07)
600-Meter Run: 1:24.19 (1/14/06)
800-Meter Run: 1:59.90 (2/27/05)

Career-Best Outdoor Times 400-Meter Dash: :50.17 (5/4/07) 800-Meter Run: 2:00.16 (5/7/05) 1,500-Meter Run: 4:25.93 (3/26/05)

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