Michael Meissner
Michael Meissner
Height: 5-7
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cottage Grove, Minn.
High School: Irondale
Previous College: University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Position: Sprints
2009 Outdoor: Competed in the 400-meter dash, 400-meter hurdles, 400-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay at the A-Sun Championships (5/15)...Set the school record in the 400-meter dash in 49.51, earning points for the Spartans with a fifth-place finish ... Also helped the men earn a school-record time in the 400-meter relay at 43.19 (5/15) ... Took second-place in the 400 meters at the Furman Invitational in a time of 50.38 and a fourth-place in the 100 meters (11.31), marking his personal-best time in the event (4/11) ... Earned his best time in the 200 meters in 22.79 at the Clemson Orange & Purple Classic (5/9) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team. 2008-09 Indoor: Set a new school record of 51.08 seconds while finishing seventh-overall in the 400-meter dash at the A-Sun Championships (2/20)... Was also a member of the men's distance medley team and 1,600-meter relay team at the meet ... Earned a personal-best time in the 200-meter dash with a finish of 23.67 seconds at the Carolina Invitational (2/13) ... Finished third in the 300-meter dash, setting a school record with a time of 37.05 seconds, and sixth in the 60-meter dash at the Clemson Games (1/31) ... Also saw action in the 500-meter dash at the Clemson Games ... Ran the 200-meter dash at the Appalachian Invite, where he led all Upstate men with a time of 23.79 seconds (12/5). Before USC Upstate: Lettered one year in track and field at the University of Wisconsin River Falls ... Competed in the 55-meter dash and 200-meter dash in the indoor season and the 100 and 200 meters in outdoor ... Was named Rookie of the Year ... Earned track and field athlete of the week once at the school ... Spent four years in the military before going to UW River Falls ... Joined the Air Force Reserves in Charleston and spent eight months in Iraq before coming to Upstate. Personal: Born Dec. 31, 1982 ... Son of Kimberly Peterson ... Has one brother, Matt ... Favorite food is Italian ... Favorite movie is "Rudy" ... Enjoys anything outdoors ... Favorite quote is "Nothing is worth more than today."
Meissner's Personal Bests
Indoor Track & Field
60-Meter Dash7.20, Clemson Games (1/30/09)
200-Meter Dash23.67, Carolina Invitational (2/13/09)
400-Meter Dash51.08, A-Sun Championships (2/21/09)
1,600-Meter Relay3:31.34, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09)
Distance Medley Relay11:16.98, A-Sun Championships (2/20/09)
Outdoor Track & Field
100-Meter Dash11.09, Furman Invitational (4/11/09)
200-Meter Dash22.79, Orange & Purple Classic (5/9/09)
400-Meter Dash49.51, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
400-Meter Hurdles1:00.78, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
400-Meter Relay43.19, A-Sun Championships (5/15/09)
1,600-Meter Relay3:31.31, A-Sun Championships (3/21/09)