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Justin Switzer
Justin Switzer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waterford, Mich.

High School:
Kettering

Position:
Distance


At Michigan... Two-time Indoor All-American (2009: One-Mile Run; 2007: Distance Medley Relay) ...2007 Big Ten Outdoor Champion (1,500-meter run) ...Three-time Big Ten Indoor Champion (2009: One-mile Run, Distance Medley Relay; 2007: Distance Medley Relay) ... 2009 First Team All-Big Ten (Indoor) ... 2007 First Team All-Big Ten (Indoor and Outdoor).

Senior(2009)...Outdoor... finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:59.45 after running a season-best 3:51.18 in the prelims at the Big Ten Championships (May 15-17) ... finished second in the 800-meter run with a season-best time of 1:55.42 at Ohio State (April 11) ... Indoor... earned All-America status with seventh-place finish in the one-mile run (4:02.99) at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 13-14) ... finished first in the one-mile run with a time of 4:02.60 and first as part of the Distance Medley Relay squad finished with a season-best and NCAA provisional time of 9:45.27 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 28-March 1) ... notched a season-best time of 8:14.61 in the 3,000-meter run at the Husky Invitational (Feb. 14) ... turned in a career-best and NCAA automatic time of 3:58.56 in the one-mile run at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6) ...finishedsecond in the 800-meter runwith aseason-best time of 1:53.83 against Ohuo State (Jan. 17).

Junior (2008)...Outdoor... competed in the 1,500-meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 30-31) .. took fourth place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:50.73 at the Big Ten Championships ... placed fourth in the 800-meter run with an -- NCAA Mideast Regional -- and -- personal-record -- time of 1:48.48 at the Len Paddock Invitational (May 10) ... Indoor... was a member of the fifth-place DMR team (10:01.71) and finished 16th in the mile (4:21.22) at the Big Ten Championships (March 2) ...won the mile with a mark of 4:07.44 at the Silverston Invite (Feb. 17).

Sophomore (2007)...Outdoor... took 10th in his heat of the 1,500-meter run semifinal (3:44.24) at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships (June 6-9) ... placed fifth in the 1,500-meter run (3:45.22) at the NCAA Mideast Regional (May 25-26) ... won the conference title in the 1,500-meter run with a career-best time of 3:43.49 at the Big Ten Championships (May 11-13) ... won the 800-meter run (1:52.06) at the Spartan Invite (April 14) ... Indoor... All-American for distance medley relay ... Member of the sixth-place distance medley relay team (9:38.93) at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 9-10) ... Member of the Big Ten champion distance medley relay team (9:45.39) and placed fifth in the mile (4:06.71) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-25).

Freshman (2006)...Outdoor... took fifth place in the 1500-meters (3:48.53) at the Big Ten Championships (May 12-14) ... contributed to third place finishes in the DMR and 4xMile at Penn Relays (April 27-29) ... Indoor... placed fourth in the mile at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-25).

Prep... Waterford Kettering High School (2005) ... National Honor Society ... Michigan Merit Scholar Award ... two-time high school All-American in the mile, placing third at the national meet in 2005 and sixth in 2004 ... two-time Michigan state 1,600-meter champion (2004, '05) ... also competed in cross country and basketball ... claimed sixth at the 2004 Footlocker Cross Country Championships to earn high school All-American honors ... placed 27th at the 2003 Footlocker meet ... claimed fifth at the 2004 Footlocker Midwest Regional and sixth in 2003 ... 2004 Michigan state cross country champion ... finished runner-up at the 2003 state meet ... three-time Oakland Athletic Association champion (2002, '03, '04) ... three-time all-league in basketball (2003, '04, '05) ... registered a 20 points per game career average.

Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... born on Nov. 21, 1986 ... son of Keith and Susan Switzer.

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Event

Time

Date

800m

1:48.48

5/10/08

1,500m

3:43.49

5/13/07

One-Mile3:58.86

2/6/09

3,000m

8:14.19

1/21/06

   

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