Michael Klein
Michael Klein
Height: 6-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: Catholic Central
Major: Electrical Engineering

2018 (Junior): Competed in six races during his junior season, including the NCAA Division III Championships, where he finished sixth among CWRU runners and 270th overall with a time of 27:29.3… Was also among the Spartans’ top-seven finishers at the UAA Championships, where he placed 57th overall, and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships, where he placed 115th overall… Recorded his season-best 8K time at the Inter-Region Rumble, crossing the finish line in a time of 26:48.5… Earned UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  Meet Dist. # of Runners Time Overall Pl. Team Pl.
Aug. 31 Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede 6K 41 20:41.5 17 11
Sep. 15 Allegheny Classic 4M 116 21:53.0 30 9
Oct. 13 Inter-Region Rumble 8K 308 26:48.5 48 10
Oct. 28 UAA Championships 8K 79  27:33.1  57 7
Nov. 10 NCAA Great Lakes Regional 8K 265 27:05.0 115 6
Nov. 17 NCAA DIII Championships 8K 280 27:29.3 270 6

2017 (Sophomore): Competed in five races during his sophomore year… Recorded a season-best 8K time of 28:04.6 in the open race at the All-Ohio Championships, placing ninth among CWRU finishers and 92nd overall… Was CWRU’s fourth finisher in the open race at the Inter-Regional Rumble, placing 28th overall… Earned UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 6K/20:54.8/39th place (Team Finish: 19th)
  • OWU Invitational: 8K/28:22.3/107th place (Team Finish: 22nd)
  • Allegheny Classic: 4 miles/22:46/77th place (Team Finish: 18th)
  • All-Ohio Open Race: 8K/28:04.6/92nd place (Team Finish: 9th)
  • Inter-Regional Rumble Open: 8K/28:16.9/28th place (Team Finish: 4th)

2016 (Freshman): Competed in four races during his freshman season… Was the team’s fifth finisher at the Behrend Invitational, finishing 18th overall with a time of 29:38.1… Recorded a season-best 8K time of 29:01.0 at the Inter-Regional Rumble, finishing 73rd overall in the open race.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 6K/21:50.0/32nd place (Team Finish: 19th)
  • Behrend Invitational: 8K/29:38.1/18th place (Team Finish: 5th)
  • All Ohio XC Championships Open: 8K/29:50.0/112th Place (Team Finish: 15th)
  • Inter-Regional Rumble Open: 8K/29:01.0/73rd place (Team Finish: 13th)

Personal: Was a four-year member of the Catholic Central High School team... Was coached by Jackson Fox... Served as the cross country team captain in 2014... Recorded top times of 16:56.36 in the 5,000m, 4:47.38 in the 1,600m and 10:24.71 in the 3,200m... Earned all-conference honors in 2015 and was an honorable mention in 2014... Claimed Leadership Awards for both cross country and track and field... National Honor Society member... Born February 28... Son of Greg and Nadine... His mother, Nadine, was a high jumper for Hillsdale College.