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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Michael Rodgers

Michael Rodgers

Event: 100m
Height: 5-9
Weight: 167
PR: 60m - 6.48i (2011); 100m - 9.85 (2011)
Born: 04/24/1985
Current Residence: Round Rock, Texas
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Berkeley (St. Louis, Mo.) H.S.
College: Oklahoma Baptist University ‘06
Coach: Darryl Woodson
Agent: Tony Campbell
Sponsor: Nike
Club:
USA Championships
Two-time USA Indoor 60m champion - 2008 (6.54); 2011 (6.46)
3rd at 2011 USA Outdoor 100m (9.99)
2010 USA Indoor 60m runner-up (6.52)
2009 USA Outdoor 100m champion (9.91w)

International Championships
2010 World Indoor 60m silver medalist (6.53)

Collegiate Championships/Honors
Four-time NAIA champion

About Michael
The close of the 2013 season found Rodgers trailing behind only Olympic champions and all-time greats Usain Bolt and Justin Gaitlin on the world 100m rankings. Rodgers has found some of the better results of his career competing at the Nike Prefontaine Classic. In 2011, Rodgers ran a personal best time at the meet and was the second fastest by an American that year. In 2009, he bested a field which included former world record holder, Asafa Powell of Jamaica. Rogers won NAIA individual titles competing for Oklahoma Baptist and owned the top 60m time in the world in 2011. He was dangerously close to quitting the sport before meeting his current coach, Darryl Woodson, while ordering a hot dog at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships, who convinced him they should work together. His personal best of 9.85 is tied for fifth on the all-time U.S. list.
Results
2013:
3rd at Lausanne 100m (9.96); 4th at USA Outdoors 100m (9.98); 4th at Roma 100m (10.04); 2nd at Prefontaine 100m (9.94); 2nd at Beijing 100m (9.96); 2nd at Doha 100m (9.99); 1st at Tokyo 100m (10.19); 1st at Penn Relays 4x100m (38.26); 1st at Mt. SAC Relays 4x100m (38.93), 1st in 100m (10.04), 4th in 200m (20.73); 1st at Houston Leonard Hilton Memorial indoor 60m (6.64); 1st at Birmingham Aviva Indoor Grand Prix (6.53)
2012: 4th at Olympic Trials (9.94); 3rd at adidas Grand Prix (9.99); 7th at Pre Classic (10.07); 2nd at Shanghai (10.08); 2nd at Daegu (10.06); 4th at Doha (10.00); 2nd at Kawasaki Grand Prix (10.05).
2011: 3rd at USA Outdoors (9.99)... 2nd at Pre Classic (9.85)... 2nd at Shanghai (10.01)... 3rd at Birmingham (10.13)... 3rd at Lignano (10.09)... 3rd at Monaco (9.96)... 2nd at Millrose Games (6.56)... 1st at US Indoors (6.46)
2010: 2010 World Indoors 60m silver medalist (6.53)...runner-up at USA Indoors (6.52)…Did not compete at USA Outdoors...6th at Rieti (10.00)... 1st in Rio de Janeiro (10.06)…6th at Stockholm (10.21).
2009: USA Outdoor champ (9.91w)...1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic (9.94PR)…5th in semifinal at World Outdoors (10.04)...1st at Reebok Grand Prix (9.93w)…2nd at Belem (10.01) and 2nd in 200m (20.24)…1st at Rio (10.08)…1st at Millrose (6.51)…1st at Reebok BIG (6.58)
2008: 7th at Olympic Trials (10.01)…4th at World Indoors (6.57)…USA Indoor 60m champ (6.54)…1st at Cal Invite (10.06)…4th at Kingston (10.12)…4th at Reebok Grand Prix (10.11)…3rd at Stockholm (10.06)
2007: 3rd in heats (10.10), 6th in semis (10.40) at USA Outdoors…NAIA Outdoor 100m champion (10.21), 2nd in 200 (20.95)…NAIA Indoor 60m champion (6.69)…1st in Heusden (10.17)
2006: 7th in opening round at USA Outdoors (10.41)…NAIA 200m champ…runner-up in 100m at NAIA Outdoor Champs
2005: 8th in semis at USA Outdoors (10.37)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Indoor bests - 60m, 6.53 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 8 in the World); Outdoor bests - 100m, 9.90 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 4 in the World, ranked No. 2 in the USA and No. 3 in the World by T&FN); 200m, 20.66 (No. 36 in the USA)
2012: Outdoor bests - 100m, 9.94 (No. 4 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); 200m, 20.75 
2011: Indoor - No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world (6.48); 200m - No. 12 in the USA (20.97); Outdoor 100m - No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No. 5 in the world (9.85), ranked No. 9 in the world by T&FN); 200m - 20.68
2010: Indoor 60m - No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world (6.52); Outdoor 100m - No. 7 in the USA, No. 16 in the world (10.0, ranked No. 3 in the USA & ranked No. 9 in the world by T&FN); 200m - No. 20 in the USA (20.55)
2009: Indoor 60m - No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world (6.51); 200m - No. 5 in the USA (20.83); Outdoor 100m - No. 4 in the USA, No. 10 in the world (9.94, ranked No. 3 in the USA & ranked No. 6 in the world by T&FN); 200m - No. 6 in the USA, No. 14 in the world (20.24)
2008: Indoor 60m - No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world (6.54); Outdoor 100m - No. 13 in the USA (10.06)
2007: Outdoor 100m - No. 12 in the USA (10.10)
2006: Indoor 60m - No. 20 in the USA (6.64); Outdoor 100m (10.29)
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