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 Michael Mendenhall

2016: Competed at NCAAs for third time in career, contributing to team's consecutive top-10 finish … scored for team in six meets throughout season … aided team's runner-up result at West Regionals, finishing 34th … covered 8K GNAC Championships course in 25:48.9, finishing in 13th position and helping Green & Gold capture their seventh straight conference crown … scored in UAA's runner-up performances at UW Sundodger (Sept. 17, 22nd) and at Western Washington Invite (Oct. 8, 16th) … aided perfect team score of 15 points at NDNU Argo Invite, finishing 5th on Sept. 3 in Belmont, Calif. … one of nine Seawolves named to GNAC All-Academic Team, tying program-best total.

2015: Finished 68th at NCAA Championships with 10K time of 30:59.70, helping UAA earn its program-best-tying 3rd-place finish … received All-West Region honors following 25th-place performance to help Seawolves win West Region Championships, crossing line 30:43.23 … raced to 17th-place to help UAA to 10th GNAC title, covering 8K in 25:53.3 … crossed line in 61st at Western Washington Classic Invite … had strong performances in UAA's sweeps in Hawaii, finishing 7th at Hawaii Big Wave Invite on Sept. 5 and 6th at Hawaii Pacific Invite on Sept. 12 … made GNAC All-Academic Team for second consecutive season.

2014: Competed in GNAC Championships, finishing 40th in 8K time of 26:22.9 and helping team to ninth GNAC title … finished with season-best 10th-place performances at Hawaii Big Wave Invite and UAA Invite, contributing to two more team victories … best 5K time of 15:58 came at Hawaii-Hilo Invite, Aug. 30 … member of GNAC All-Academic Team.  

2013: Concluded rookie season with NCAA debut in Spokane, Wash., Nov. 23, finishing 135th … finished 103rd at the NCAA West Regional Championship, helping the Seawolves to a runner-up team showing … competed for the Seawolves at the GNAC Championships on Oct. 26, helping UAA to the team title by placing 14th with a 8K-time of 25:35.72 … posted a season-best fourth-place result at the BYU-Hawaii Invite on Aug. 31, before finishing sixth at the Chaminade Invite on Sept. 7.

BEFORE UAA: A three-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Wash. ... in track & field, posted career-best times of 52.38 in the 400 meters, 1:56.30 in the 800 meters, 4:14.04 in the 1600 meters, 4:26.89 in the one mile and 9:22.17 in the 3,200 meters ... member of the 4x400-meter relay and the distance medley.

MAJOR: Physical education.


Season-by-Season Results

NDNU Argo Invite            5th
UW Sundodger Invite         22nd
WWU Classic Invite          16th 
GNAC Championships          13th
NCAA West Region            34th
NCAA Championships          144th

Hawaii Big Wave Invite      7th       

Hawaii Pacific Invite       6th
WWU Classic Invite          61st
GNAC Championships          17th
NCAA West Region            25th
NCAA Championships          68th

Hawaii-Hilo Invite          15th       

Hawaii Big Wave Invite      10th
UAA Invite                  10th
GNAC Championships          40th

BYU-Hawaii Invite           4th
Chaminade Invite            6th
Willamette Invite           21st
GNAC Championships          14th
NCAA West Region            103rd
NCAA Championships          135th

Position: Men
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kenmore, Wash.
High School: Inglemoor HS
Major: Physical Education
Experience: 4 Letters
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