Michael Nordlund - Men's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Michael Nordlund Season 2005-06

Class Senior
Height 5'6"
Hometown Palo Alto, Calif.
High School Palo Alto Senior

Personal Records

5k — 15:38

8k — 26:27

10k — 34:29.77

2007: Finished 34th at the Belmont/Vanderbilt Opener, 191st at the Greater Louisville Classic, 159th at the Chile Pepper Festival, 84th at the SEC Championship and 95th at the NCAA South Regional Championship.

2006: Finished fourth on the team at NCAA Regionals and set new 10K personal record time of 34:38; finished third on the team and seventh overall at the Commodore Classic; finished fifth on the team and 25th overall at the Belmont Invite.

2005: Placed 15th at Evansville Invitational … Improved throughout the season to finish fourth for the Commodores at Evansville and the SEC Championships.

High School/Prep: Personal bests include 400m (54:00), 800m (2:03) and one-mile (4:32) … Two-time varsity letter winner in track and cross country … Two- time All-Leaguewinner.

Personal: Nickname is Nordy … Born June 11, 1987 … Parents are Craig and Sally … Has an older and younger sister … Majors are French and economics … Enjoys playing the guitar and skiing … Has a Yellow Labrador named Bailey.

Off the Course with Nordy:

Sporting event I[apos]d most like to attend: the Summer Olympics

Famous person I[apos]d most like to meet: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Favorite ‘non-school related’ reading material: ‘Once A Runner’

My dream jobs: Management consultant

Dream vacation: a trip to Europe

Item I brought to VU to remind me of home: Picture of Bailey

Best concert I[apos]ve ever attended: My Chemical Romance

Favorite restaurant: Palo Alto Sol

First job I had: Sales specialist at Metrosport, Inc.

Favorite class this semester: Sports econ.