2014 - 2015 GATORADE
NATIONAL BOYS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MICHAEL
NORMAN
SPR
VISTA MURRIETA HS
MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6'0"
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
20.30 SECONDS
200-METER DASH WITH A STATE-RECORD TIME
45.19
400 IN A STATE-RECORD

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot, 160-pound junior sprinter won the 200-meter dash with a state-record time of 20.30 seconds and the 400 in a state-record 45.19 at the state meet this past season, clocking the nation's No. 1 times among prep competitors in 2015 at the time of

Academic Achievement


Norman has maintained a 3.54 weighted GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary Character


In addition to donating his time as a youth track instructor, he is a member of his school's community assistance club and has volunteered locally in shoe and canned food drives for the needy. He has also donated his time on behalf of the Special Olympics

THE INTERVIEW


G: What is your team motto?

MN: Run fast, Turn left!

G: What one piece of advice do you have for freshman about being a successful high school student athlete?

MN: Always work hard and stay humble. Don't let the spotlight or the success get to your head. Stay focused and stay true to yourself.

G: What is your favorite highlight from this year?

MN: Winning the California state title on the boy's side for the first time in school history.

G: What training habit has the most impact on your performance?

MN: Stretching and eating fruits and vegetables.

G: What have you learned from your coach that you will never forget?

MN: Trust your training, what you put in is what you get out, and what got you there will keep you there!