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Michael Preble
Position: Middle Distance
Other Position: Sprints
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Jersey Village
Experience: 3 Letters

Career Best: 400 - 46.41, 800 - 1:47.71 / 1:47.27 (indoor)

2011 (JUNIOR): Set a personal best of 1:47.71 in winning the 800 meters at the Big 12 Championships ... Advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships ... Won the Arizona State Invitational in a duel with teammate Joey Roberts, claiming victory by 0.05 of a second with a time of 1:48.12 ... Ran three open races over 400m and recorded a best of 46.41 for sixth place at Florida's Tom Jones Memorial ... Also ran 46.96 for second at Aztec Invitational and 46.42 for sixth in the LSU Invitational ...

Indoors: Set a school record twice in the 800 meters, running 1:47.27 at the Iowa State Qualifier on an oversized track and then producing a 1:47.88 for a bronze medal in the NCAA Championship final ... He started the season with a then personal best of 1:50.14 to win the A&M vs. LSU Dual meet ... Became one of the fastest ever collegians to run 600 yards when he won the Texas A&M Challenge III in 1:08.50 ... Finished second (1:08.94) at the Big 12 Championships over 600 yards to teammate Tabarie Henry ... Also recorded a 1:02.15 for second place to Henry in the 500 meters at New Balance Collegiate Invitational in New York City.

Relays: Ran third leg as A&M defended their 4 x 400 titles at NCAA Championships (3:00.62) and Big 12 Championships (3:02.38) ... Preble was part of three winning relays during the Texas Relays weekend - 4 x 800, Sprint Medley, and 4 x 400 ... It was the first time for the Aggies to win a 4 x 800 title (7:19.57) since 1945 and its first Sprint Medley title (3:15.18) since 1962 ... Texas A&M established a school record and collegiate leading time of 3:00.45 in winning the 4 x 400 title at Texas Relays with Preble handling the third leg ... At the Penn Relays, Preble was part of two relay efforts that finished third - a school record performance in the 4 x 800 (7:14.02) and the Sprint Medley (3:17.67) ...  Indoors: Ran on five of the eight 4 x 400 races A&M won in going undefeated during the indoor season ... Anchored the Aggies to a Big 12 title (3:07.14) and was part of four home wins at Reveille Invitational (3:08.03), A&M vs. LSU Dual (3:06.16), Texas A&M Challenge II (3:05.99), and Texas A&M Challenge III (3:05.48) ... Ran anchor leg of school record effort in the 4 x 800 as Aggies won the New Balance Collegiate Invitational in 7:27.26 ... Ran on second fastest A&M squad in the distance medley relay, supplying third leg duties as the Aggies won the Texas A&M Challenge III in 9:52.89.

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Established a personal best of 1:51.92 in 800 while placing sixth at Michael Johnson Classic in Waco ... Finished 15th in prelims of 800 (1:52.62) at Big 12 Championships ... Ran on 4 x 800 relay that set a school record of 7:22.21 to place seventh at Penn Relays ... Part of 4 x 800 crew that finished fourth at Texas Relays in 7:31.11 ... In 400 ran a career best of 46.90 at Texas Invitational ... Runner-up in 400 at Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational (47.36) and ran in the first round (47.28) of NCAA West region preliminary ... Bronze medalist in 600 yards at Big 12 Indoor, clocking a 1:09.93 ... Set a season best of 1:09.48 as runner-up in 600y at Texas A&M Challenge ... Won 500m race at New Balance Collegiate with a time of 1:02.27 ... Ran a best of 47.34 for 400 meters, placing fourth at Texas A&M Challenge II ... Finished third at Arkansas Qualifier in 400 (47.36) ... Over 800m indoors, Preble placed sixth in the Texas dual with a 1:54.92.

2009 (FRESHMAN): Set a then career best of 47.68 during prelims of Big 12 Championships ... Competed at USATF Junior Championships, placing sixth (47.84) ... Finished fifth (47.79) among collegians at Arizona State ... Runner-up at USC and fourth in the B section at UCLA ... First leg of 4 x 400 that placed second and first among collegians at UCLA ... Ran third leg of 4 x 400 unit that won Texas Invite ... Anchored relay squad to third place at USC ... Indoors posted a best of 48.30 in 400 ... Recorded a 1:03.27 in 500 meters for fifth place at New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Added a 1:19.88 in 600 meters and 1:10.82 in 600 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2008 graduate of Jersey Village High School in Houston ... Graduated suma cum laude ... Lettered three years in track and one year in football ... Coached by Jason Speights ... Holds school record in 400 with a 47.91, which placed him sixth in the 2008 State 5A Championship ... Also member of 4 x 200 (1:28) and 4 x 40 (3:19) relays that established school records ... Received team honor as Outstanding Performer in running events as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Runner-up in 2008 Region III-5A 400 (48.52) ... Won district titles as a senior in 400 (48.84) and 4 x 400 relay (3:21.17) ... Earned second team all-district honors in football at free safety.

PERSONAL: Michael Danny Preble is the son of John and Laura Preble ... Born April 15, 1990 in Houston ... Has two siblings, John and Jessica ... Biomedical Engineer major ... Chose Texas A&M since many members of his family attended the school, including his mom and dad as well as aunt and uncle.

 

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