Track & Field



 Michael Tasker
Michael Tasker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Centennial, Colo.

High School:
Cherokee Trail HS

Height:
6-0

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
3L


03/22/2013

Track Off to a Good Start to the Outdoor Season

Several first-place marks and personal bests highlight meet in Greeley

02/22/2013

Men in Fourth, Women in Fifth After Day Two of MW Indoors

Personal, school records continue to drop for UW athletes

02/20/2013

Teams to Prove Mettle at MW Indoor Championships

Wyoming looking for strong statement facing league schools

01/11/2013

Track Teams Resume Season with Success

Indoor season continues at Holiday Inn Invitational

05/08/2012

Postseason Begins For Wyoming Track

Mountain West Outdoor Championships start Wednesday

2012-13
Indoor: Competed at the MW Championships in the 60-meter hurdles, placing eighth in the preliminaries (8.18) and sixth in the finals at 8.20 seconds ... earned fifth place in the 55-meter hurdles in 7.73 at the Power Meet ... achieved eighth in the 60-meter hurdles preliminaries (8.33) and ninth in the finals (8.39) at the Holiday Inn Invite ... finished 24th in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.44 at the Husker Invite ... came in ninth in the 60-meter hurdles preliminaries in 8.37 at the AF Team Challenge.
Outdoor: Competed in the 110-meter hurdles at the Fum McGraw Quad, placing 10th in 15 seconds ... opened the outdoor season in the 200-meter dash at the Tom Benich Invite where he earned a career-best 23.04 for 10th place ... also ran the 110-meter hurdles at the meet, finishing seventh in 15.39.

2011-12
Had a strong indoor season by placing fourth in the 55-meter hurdles at the Shine Meet where he also competed in the 55-meter dash, finishing fifth ... at the MW Championships, ran the 60-meter hurdles for an eighth-place mark ... his outdoor season was highlighted by helping the 4x110 hurdles relay to a first-place finish at the AF Relays ... came in fourth in the 110-meter hurdles at the Front Range Classic before finishing the season at the MW Championships and placing 10th in the 110-meter hurdles.

2010-11
Recorded four career-best marks and finished in the top 10 on nine occasions ... personal bests were in the 60-meter dash (7.28 seconds), 55-meter hurdles (7.75), 60-meter hurdles (8.22), and the 100-meter dash (11.45) ... his career best in the 60-meter hurdles came at the Indoor MW Championships, where he finished in sixth place ... competed at the MW Outdoor Championships in the 110-meter hurdles where he finished in ninth place.

2009-10
Proved his worth to the Cowboys with his performances in the sprints and hurdles as a freshman ... second on the team in the 110-meter hurdles (15.10 seconds), third in the 60-meter hurdles (8.40) and third in the 200-meter dash (23.37) ... finished seventh at the MW Indoor Championships with a time of 8.43 in the 60-meter hurdles.

High School
A four-year letterman in track and field and also a three-year letterman for the football team ... was an All-State and All-Colorado selection for track as a senior ... helped team to a 2007 state championship in track and field.

Personal
Born in Aurora, Colo. ... majoring in sociology.

Tasker's Bests...
Indoor
55m dash - 6.62 (2012)
55m hurdles - 7.70 (2012)
60m dash - 7.22 (2012)
60m hurdles - 8.16 (2012)(No. 3 UW all-time mark)
200m dash - 23.37 (2010)

Outdoor
100m dash - 11.45 (2011)
110m hurdles - 14.64 (2012)(No. 9 UW all-time mark)
200m dash - 23.04 (2013)

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