Michael Russell
Michael Russell
Height: 5-10
Year: Junior
Hometown: Preston, Conn.
High School: Norwich Free Academy
Position: Jumps
2006-07: Placed fifth in the triple jump (14.16m) and 12th in the pole vault (21-02.50) at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... finished sixth in triple jump (44-11.50) and 10th in long jump (21-01.25) at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Track & Field Championships ... placed seventh in the long jump (22-03.75) and 14th in the triple jump (44-06.75) at the New England Championships ... second in triple jump (45-10.00) at Holy Cross ... second in triple jump (45-03.50) and fifth in long jump (21-10.75) at Rhody Mega Meet ... 11th in long jump (20:09.25) at Sorlien Memorial Invitational. High School: Three-year member of track team ... also played one year of basketball ... all-conference selection in 2005 and 2006 ... 2006 all-state and All-New England selection ... scored a 22'5" in the long jump and 47'1" in the triple jump ... graduated Magna Cum Laude. Personal: Born January 23, 1988 ... son of Rich and Wendy Russell ... has one sibling - Nathan ... enjoys basketball ... lists Michael Jordan as his favorite athlete and New York Yankees as his favorite pro team ... accounting major at URI.