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MICHAEL ROBERTSON
Events: Discus
Height: 6-5
Weight: 265
PR: 65.61m/215-3 (2008)
Born: Dec. 19, 1983, in Beebe, Ark.

Current Residence: Beebe, Ark.
High School: International School of Brussels (APO)
College: Southern Methodist University 04’, Stanford ‘07
Coach: Dave Wollman
Agent: Karen Locke
Club:
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Career Highlights: 2008 Olympic Trials runner-up; 2007 USA Outdoor champion; 2007 NCAA runner-up; 2005 NCAA champion; 2002 USA Junior champion

Robertson continued staking his claim as a top American discus throwers with his runner-up finish at the 2008 Olympic Trials and a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team. Also in 2008, Robertson threw a personal best of 65.61 meters/215 feet 3 inches in Denton, Texas. He ended the 2008 campaign ranked #2 in the U.S. by Track & Field News, which is the highest national ranking of his career. Robertson completed his senior year at Stanford with a runner-up finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships and a win at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships. Following two years of placing third at the NCAA Championships, Robertson finally took the crown in 2005 when he won the discus with a throw of 61.70m/202-5... After spending his freshman and sophomore years at Southern Methodist University, Robertson transferred to Stanford when SMU decided to drop their track and field program...Robertson was the 2002 USA Junior National champion with a toss of 61.61m/202-1, besting the runner-up by more than a meter.

2008: 25th in qualifying at Olympic Games (60.02m/196-11)…16th in qualifying at Olympic Games (61.64m/202-3)…2nd at Olympic Trials (63.73m/209-01)…3rd at Reebok Grand Prix (65.19m/213-10)…2nd at Denton (65.61m/215-3PR)…ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 65.61m/215-3.
2007:
USA Outdoor champion (64.04m/210-1)...
9th in qualifying flight at World Outdoors (60.39m/198-1)...NCAA runner-up (62.08m/203-08)...2nd at Stanford (62.71/205-9)...ranked #3 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 64.04m/210-1.
2006:
1st at Stanford (58.16m/190-10)...did not compete at USA Outdoors...best of 58.16m/190-10.
2005:
7th at USA Outdoor Championships (58.94m/193-04)...NCAA champion (61.70m/202-5)...NCAA West Regional champion (59.24m/194-4)...PAC-10 Champion (58.70m/192-7)...3rd at Payton Jordan US Open (58.70m/192-7)...5th at Mt SAC Relays (61.70m/202-5)...ranked #4 in the U.S. by T&FN...best of 61.70m/202-5.

2004: :
1st at NACAC (58.57m/192-2)...7th at Olympic Trials (59.25m/194-05)...3rd at NCAA Championships (59.48m/195-2)...WAC Championships runner-up...1st at UTA (64.90m/212-11PR)...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 64.90m/212-11.
2003:
17th at USA Outdoor Championships (56.04m/183-10)... 3rd at NCAA Championships (59.47m/195-01)...WAC Championships runner-up (57.08m/187-3)...best if 60.17m/197-5.
2002:
USA Junior champion (61.61m/202-1); 9th in Group B at World Junior Championships (53.58m/175-9)...best of 61.61m/202-

6/24/09

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