Position
Distance
Height
5'6
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Kenner, La.
Major
Construction Management
High School
Brother Martin HS

Events: 1,500M (3:50.25), Mile (4:13.79), 3,000M (8:25.44), 5,000M (IN: 15:02.58; OUT: 14:32.70)

CAREER CAPSULE
Was a four-year letterwinner as one of LSU’s leading distance runners during his collegiate career from 2007-11 … Qualified for one SEC final during his collegiate career … Earned a career-best 12th-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships during the 2009 season … Also earned career-best finishes of 15th place in the mile, 19th place in the 3,000 meters and 15th place in the 5,000 meters while competing at the SEC Championships … Finds his name in the LSU record books as the leadoff leg of the third-fastest 4×1,500-meter relay team in school history … Teamed with Sadiki White, Richard Chautin and Alan Sticker to clock 15 minutes, 32.74 seconds in a fourth-place finish at the Texas Relays in 2010 … Was a four-time selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll while a member of the LSU Track & Field program.

2011
Competed in the 3,000 meters indoors and both the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters outdoors at the SEC Championships as a senior in 2011 … Clocked 9:00.48 to take 19th place in the 3,000-meter run at the SEC Indoor Championships … Ran the 1,200-meter first leg on LSU’s distance medley relay that scored two points with a seventh-place finish at the SEC Indoor meet … Teamed with Tristan Walker, Keith Griffith and Alan Sticker for a time of 10:09.16 at the conference meet … Won the 3,000 meters in his indoor opener at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 8:53.38 … Posted an indoor seasonal best with a time of 8:38.42 for a 27th-place finish in the invitational race at the Razorback Invitational … Also took 12th place in the invitational 3,000 meters at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 8:38.51 … Finished runner-up in the mile at the Texas A&M Dual Meet with a time of 4:15.09 in his only mile race of the season … Placed 15th in the 5k at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (15:03.74) … Followed outdoors by taking 20th place in the 1,500 meters (4:03.48) and 27th place in the 5,000 meters (15:19.15) at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Won the 5,000-meter title at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational with a seasonal-best time of 15:11.65 … Also set a seasonal best in the 1,500 meters at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational at 3:54.02 for a fourth-place finish in the event … Finished runner-up in the 1,500 meters in his outdoor opener at the Louisiana Classics (3:57.79) … Finished in 13th place in the 1,500 meters (3:58.08) and seventh place in the 5,000 meters (15:46.22) at the LSU Invitational … Was selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth-straight year following the 2011 season.

2010
A leader of the LSU distance crew during his junior season … Competed primarily in the mile and 5,000 meters during the indoor season … Finished in 15th place at the SEC Indoor Championships in the mile, running a seasonal-best time of 4:13.79 … Did not finish the 5,000 meters at the SEC Indoor meet … Won the mile at the Purple Tiger Invitational with a time of 4:18.54 … Posted a seasonal-best time of 15:14.62 in the 5,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Finished third in the 3,000 meters at both the Purple Tiger Invitational (9:06.17) and Tyson Invitational (8:25.44) during the indoor season … His top time of 8:25.44 in the 3,000 meters set a new lifetime personal record in the event … Competed in the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters during the outdoor campaign … Placed 15th in the 1,500 meters (3:52.34) and 22nd in the 5,000 meters (14:46.12) at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Recorded a seasonal-best time of 3:56.13 in the 1,500 meters in a runner-up finish at the Miami Elite Invitational … Set a new lifetime personal best in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:32.70 in the college section at the Penn Relays, finishing in ninth place overall … Ran the leadoff leg on the 4×1,500-meter relay team that finished in fourth place at the Texas Relays with the third-fastest time in LSU history at 15:32.74 … Honored as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his career.

2009
Competed in the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 2011 … Finished in 12th place in the 1,500 meters at the conference meet with a time of 4:00.19 … Set a new personal best of 3:50.25 to qualify for the 1,500-meter final at the SEC Championships … Did not finish the 5,000 meters at the SEC Outdoor meet … Also ran the 1,500 meters at the Louisiana Classics (4:01.18) and LSU Alumni Gold (3:53.97) … Recorded a seasonal-best time of 14:56.91 in the 5,000 meters at the Sun Angel Classic, finishing the race in 21st place … Also competed in the 5,000 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational during the indoor season, crossing the finish line in 12th place in the college division with a time of 15:18.21 … Also ran the mile leg on LSU’s distance medley relay team at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Anchored the foursome to a 15th-place finish with a time of 10:06.10 … Also ran on the distance medley relay team during the outdoor campaign, anchoring the squad to a sixth-place finish at the Texas Relays (10:05.33) … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and a recipient of the LSU Scholar-Athlete Directors Cup in 2009.

2008
Participated in the 5,000 meters at the SEC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons … Finished in 15th place in the event at the SEC Indoor Championships, crossing the finish line with a time of 15:31.23 … Did not finish the race at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked a seasonal best of 14:54.67 in the 5k at the LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor season … Also ran the mile and 3,000 meters during the indoor season … Recorded seasonal bests of 4:23.40 in the mile at the Bayou Bengal Invitational and 8:46.03 in the 3,000 meters Purple Tiger Classic … Ran two races at 1,500 meters outdoors, finishing the season with a personal best of 3:59.54 at the Warhawk Classic … Competed in a total of 11 meets during the 2008 season … Named a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his career.

2007
Received a redshirt prior to the 2007 season.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the most prolific distance runners in the state during his career at Brother Martin High School … Won an indoor state title in the 3,200 meters in 2004, while finishing runner-up in the event in 2005 and 2006 … Led his team to a pair of district and regional championships in 2004 and 2006 … Also ran cross country for his high school team, finishing fifth in the state during his senior season … Guided the squad to a cross country state championship in 2002, while also earning three straight runner-up finishes as a team from 2003-05 … Was voted his school’s most athletic male athlete during his senior year.

PERSONAL
Full name is Michael Andrew Florek … Born on Aug. 19, 1987 … Parents are Michael and Maria Florek … Has one younger sister, Katie … Was a member of the Beta Honor Roll in high school … Majoring in construction management.

 

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