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Mike Rodriguez
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chanhassen, Minn.
High School: Chaska
Experience: 3 Years
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2012 Cross Country —Led team placing 36th in 25:59 (8K) at Bradley Classic...finished 77th at Roy Griak Invitational...led team claiming the individual title at Grand View Invitational...placed 30th at the Oz Memorial...22nd at Bulldog Classic.

2012 Outdoor — Placed 12th in 10,000 at State Farm MVC Outdoor Championship...ran a personal best 15:34.51 in the 5000 at Jim Duncan Invitational...2011 Cross Country — Ran in five meets and placed in team top seven in one.

2011 Outdoor — Ran personal best in 5000 in 15:38.49 at Jim Duncan Invite placing 13th...ran then PR in 5000 at Central Invite...2011 Indoor — Second in mile at Iowa Invitational...had personal best in 3000 (8:55.58) at Iowa State Classic...2010 Cross Country — Finished 84th out of 528 runners at Loyola Lakefront Invitational...placed 36th at Oz Memorial...23rd at Bulldog Classic.

2010 Indoor — Placed seventh in mile at UNI-Dome Open...28th in unseeded 3000 at Iowa State Classic...2009 Cross Country — Finished 17th at Bulldog Classic...ran at Loyola Invitational.

Prep — Helped lead Chaska High School to highest finish ever in Minnesota Class AA state cross country meet with ninth place finish in 2007...also led team to highest finish ever in Lake Conference Cross Country Championship...all-conference in track and four-year letterwinner.

Personal — Chemistry and mathematics major...recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...made the President's List in Spring 2010, Fall 2011, and Spring 2012...honored with 2010-11 and 2011-12 MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award...named one of 15 top Drake freshmen for 2009-10...volunteer for Habitat for Humanity...son of Bill Rodriguez and Lorraine Weitz...has a twin sister, Melanie...born in October, 1990 in Edina, Minn.

Personal Bests
3,000 - 8:55.58i
3,000 - 9:09.16
5,000 - 15:34.51
10,000 - 32:25.33