2015 - 2016 GATORADE
NATIONAL BOYS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MICHAEL
NORMAN
SPR
VISTA MURRIETA HS
MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-1
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
20.23 SECONDS
200-METER DASH
45.51 SECONDS
400-METER DASH

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-1, 167-pound senior won two individual state titles and anchored two first-place relays at the state meet this past season, leading the Broncos to the state championship as a team. The returning Gatorade National Boys Track and Field Athlete of

Academic Achievement


Norman has maintained a 3.61 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary Character


A member of his school's Do Good Things community service club, he has volunteered on behalf of the Special Olympics, St. Martha's Food and Pantry for the needy and the Temecula Time Machine track club's youth program. He has also donated his time as part

THE INTERVIEW


G: What is your team motto?

MN: What got you there will keep you there.

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

MN: Sports and academics go hand and hand. You need both to become a successful student athlete.

G: What is your favorite highlight from this year?

MN: Repeating CIF state team champion.

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

MN: Consistency with my repetition in my workouts.

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

MN: Rest is equally as important as training and that what you put in is what you'll get out.