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Mike Berry
Position: Sprints
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
City/State: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Rainier Beach
Experience: High School
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IAAF World Championships Gold Medalist (4x400 Meter Relay)
Pac-12 Champion (400 Meters)
3 School Records (400 Meters; 400 Meters - i; Distance Medley Relay-i)
7-Time All-American

2012-13: Earned three All-America honors as a junior, two at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and one indoors…part of the third-place 4x400 meter relay team which finished with the fourth-fastest time in school history (3:03.61)….Berry also grabbed second-team honors with a ninth-place finish in the 400 (45.70)…NCAA runner-up indoors in the 400 with a time of 45.83…season best in the 400 at the Pac-12 Championships (45.14)…won the 400 at the Pepsi Team Invitational which was one of three wins in the event, along with indoor races at the MPSF Championships and the UW Final Qualifier…Season Bests: 400 Meters – 45.14, Pac-12 Championships (3/9/13); 60 Meters – 6.98, Blue & Orange Opener (1/12/13); 200 Meters – 21.61, UW Invitational (1/26/13).

2011-12: The NCAA runner-up at 400 meters and a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier. Also took third in the 400 at the NCAA indoor meet. Outdoors - Solid year highlighted by a runner-up finish at both the NCAA meet and the Pac-12 Championships. Broke his own 400 meter record twice during the season. Just missed a PR in the 200 meters at the USC Invitational, running 21.10. Opened up in the 400 at the Pac-12 meet, where he placed second in 45.85. Set his first PR of the season at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds where he won his quarterfinal in 44.86. At the NCAA Championships, won his semifinal heat in 45.05. Then set his second PR of the season in the final, running 44.75 for his runner-up finish. Anchor of the 4x400 meter relay squad that ran a season-best 3:08.30 to take third at the Pac-12 meet. Stepped into the anchor role on the 4x100 meter relay team for the NCAA West Regional as that squad ran 39.86 to advance to the NCAA Championships. Time was tied for the fourth fastest in school history. Indoors - Earned his first individual indoor All-America honors by placing third in the 400 meters at the NCAA Championships. Opened season in the 200 meters at the Texas A&M Invitational, where he just missed a PR (21.43). Was the runner-up at the Alex Wilson Invitational in 46.16 to earn a trip to the NCAA Championships. There, ran 46.25 in the prelims to advance to the final, where he broke the school record with a third place run in 45.93. Anchored the winning 4x400 meter relay squad at the MPSF Championships (3:09.00). Season Bests: Outdoors - 200 Meters - 21.10, USC Invitational, Los Angeles, Calif. (3/23/12); 400 Meters - 44.75 (PR), NCAA Championships, Des Moines, Iowa (6/8/12). Indoors - 60 Meters - 6.94 (PR), Blue and Orange Invitational, Boise, Idaho (1/14/12); 200 Meters - 21.43, Texas A&M Challenge, College Station, Texas. (1/28/12); 400 Meters - 45.93 (PR), NCAA Championships, Boise, Idaho (3/10/12).

2010-11: Pac-10 400 meter champion. Third-place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. First team All-America (400 meters). IAAF World Championships Gold Medal (4x400 meter relay). Outdoors - After the college season, led Team USA in the semifinals of the men’s 4x400 meter relay at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, with a blazing 43.83 third leg to help the Americans run a world-leading 2:58.82. The team of Greg Nixon, Jamaal Torrance, Berry and LaShawn Merritt advanced to the final. Did not run in the final, but the American team captured the gold for Berry and the entire relay squad. Solid performance at the USA Championships, where he finished fifth in the national final of the 400 meters and was earned a spot in the 4x400 meter relay pool for Team USA. At the USA meet, was second in his preliminary 400 heat in 45.72. Then went 45.39 in finishing third in his semifinal. In the final, ran 45.22 to place fifth. Impressive end to the college season by placing third in the 400 meters at the NCAA Championships. Won his semifinal heat in 45.23, before taking third in 45.18 in a tight national final. Winning time was 45.10, with second 45.14. Eased though the 400 meters at the NCAA West Preliminary meet in the 400 meters. Went 46.51 to win his opening round heat and then was second in his quarterfinal in 45.95 to move on. Also ran the second leg on the 4x100 meter relay team, (40.80). Broke one of the oldest marks in the Oregon record book when he ran 44.91 to win the Pac-10 400 meter title. That time erased the 1960 record of 45.07, set by two-time Olympic gold medalist Otis Davis. Timed a then-personal best 45.65 in the prelims before smashing the :45 barrier in the final. Also led Oregon to its fifth straight Pac-10 title by running the second leg on the 4x100 meter relay team that placed fifth in 40.09 (No. 7 all-time at Oregon) and anchored the fourth-place 4x400 meter relay (3:07.21). Helped Oregon set an outdoor school record in the distance medley relay (9:28.01) at the Oregon Twilight with his 44.94 400 meter leg. Nearly hit his 200 meter PR again at the Oregon Relays, winning in 21.10. Helped Oregon come from behind to tie UCLA in a dual meet by anchoring the 4x400 meter relay team to a comeback win. Timed 45.5 for his leg. Also took second in the 200 in a personal-best 21.08. Terrific day at the Pepsi Team Invitational where he ran 45.79 to win the 400 meters. That was the fastest quarter-mile by a Duck in six years. Also anchored the winning 4x400 meter relay team (3:10.93). Ran a then-personal best in the 200 meters, 21.24, at the Stanford Invitational, finishing second in his heat. Also anchored the winning 4x400 meter relay team (3:10.48). Opened season on a pair of winning relays at the Oregon Preview. Ran the second leg on the 4x100 meter relay (41.04) and anchored the 4x400 meter relay (3:21.77). Indoors - Ran the 400 leg (:46) on the distance medley relay team that won the MPSF Championship in the second-fastest time in NCAA history, 9:26.78. Also anchored the winning 4x400 meter relay team (3:10.34) and was third in the 400 meters (47.19) at the indoor meet. Dropped 400 time to 46.89 in a win at the UW Final Qualifier. That was the third-fastest time in school history. Ended first indoor season by running the 400 leg on the distance medley relay at the NCAA Championships (9:48.00). In Oregon debut, placed third in the 60 meters (6.96) and also anchored winning 4x400 meter relay at the UW Indoor Preview. Set a personal best in the 200 meters at the UW Invitational, clocking 21.41, which was second overall and tied for the fourth-best time in school history. Took the 400 leg on the winning distance medley relay team (9:35.98) and ran a leg on the 4x400 meter relay (3:13.51) at the UW Invitational. Season Bests: Outdoors - 200 Meters - 21.08 (PR), UCLA Dual, Los Angeles, Calif. (4/17/11); 400 Meters - 44.91, Pac-10 Championships, Tucson, Ariz. (5/14/11). Indoors - 60 Meters - 6.96, UW Indoor Preview, Seattle, Wash. (1/15/11); 200 Meters - 21.41 (PR), UW Invitational, Seattle, Wash. (1/29/11); 400 Meters - 46.89, UW Final Qualifier, Seattle, Wash. (3/5/11).

Prep: Recorded the second-fastest prep 400 meter time in the nation, 46.13, in winning the 400 meters at the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Was nearly as impressive a few weeks earlier in a fourth-place finish at the 2010 USA Junior Track & Field Championships in 46.39. Busy summer also included the 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships, where he anchored the United States’ winning 4x400 meter relay, which took the victory in 3:04.76, with a 46.0 closing leg. Won back-to-back Washington state 400 meter titles for Rainier Beach High School. Took the title as a junior in 2009 in 47.93, and then came back as a senior and won in 46.81. Added the state 200 meter title to his resume in 2010, winning in 21.83, and was the runner-up at 100 meters (11.30). Clocked his best times in the 100 (10.89) and 200 (21.59) at the 2010 Metro Championships. Won every race at 200 and 400 meters his senior high school season. High School Bests: 100 Meters - 10.89, 2010; 200 Meters - 21.59, 2010; 400 Meters - 46.13, 2010.

Personal: Major is undeclared.

Personal Bests
100 Meters - 10.89,
Metro Championships,
Seattle, Wash., 5/12/10

200 Meters - 21.08,
UCLA Dual,
Los Angeles, Calif., 4/17/11

400 Meters - 44.75,
NCAA Championships,
Des Moines, Iowa, 6/8/12

60 Meters - 6.94 (i),
Blue and Gold Opener,
Boise, Idaho, 1/14/12

NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2013 - 400 Meters, 9th, 45.70
2013  - 4x400 Meter Relay, 3red, 3:03.61
2012 - 4x100 Meter Relay, s-6th, 40.03
2011 - 400 Meters, 3rd, 45.18

NCAA Indoor Track Championships
2013 – 400 Meters, 2nd, 45.83
2012 - 400 Meters, 3rd, 45.93
2011 - Distance Medley Relay, 10th, 9:48.00

Pac-12 Track Championships
2013 - 400 Meters, 2nd, 45.14
2012 - 400 Meters, 2nd, 45.85
2012 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 3rd, 3:08.30
2011 - 400 Meters, 1st, 44.91 (Pac-10)
2011 - 4x100 Meter Relay, 5th, 40.09 (Pac-10)
2011 - 4x400 Meter Relay, 4th, 3:07.21 (Pac-10)

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