Michaela Bracken ‘18 Recruiting Profile

  • United High School
  • VINTONDALE, PA
  • Women's Track
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Michaela Bracken's Women's Track Recruiting Profile
Height:
5'7"
Weight:
125
Age:
19
Prim. Position:
300MH
Sec. Position:
100M HH
300MH
44.78
100M HH
15.17
400M
59.49
HJ
5ft 2in
  • 2017 Highlights

Personal Statement

I’ve always loved to run.  When I was a kid, my cousins and I would have races in my grandma’s back yard.  I began track in junior high and fell in love with the sport.  I immediately placed in every meet and consistently contributed the most points to my team.  I wanted to learn as much as I could from the older hurdlers.  My freshman year of high school was my first year competing on Varsity in both cross country and track.   I was the top runner in each and lettered in both sports.  I broke United High School's two hurdle records that season and became a State qualifier in the 100 meter hurdles.    

My sophomore year, I ran cross country to train for both speed and endurance.  I then continued to break my own hurdle records in track along with a new 4x4 record with my team.  It was an honor to receive three “Outstanding Track Athlete” awards at different meets as well as break several large meet records. Our team received an All Conference title and made history in our school.  I was District Champion in both hurdle events and was a State qualifier in each. I earned a 6th place medal at the PIAA State Track Meet in the 300 hurdles.

During my junior track season I broke the school record in the 200 and tied the high jump record along with resetting my own 300 hurdle record at the PIAA State meet.  This year I qualified for states in three events (100h, high jump, 300h) and placed 5th in the 300s.

I have worked with the same personal trainer since 8th grade and continue to train and work on technique.

I study hard in school and challenge myself to be the best that I can.  Taking AP and honors classes, I maintain high honor roll.  I am a member of Student Council where we serve the community with events different times in the year. I live on a farm and consider loading hay with my grandfather and family a “good strength workout.”  Growing up in the country has provided me open spaces to run.  I have also been a dancer for 11 years, and believe it has given me a foundation of flexibility, core strength and discipline.  My hobby is photography and I love to travel. I spent many summers serving on mission trips with my church around the US and world.

I’ve been told I’m very teachable and learn quickly and have fun!  Most of all, I love cheering on my team and friends and try to mentor the younger athletes as the older ones did with me.  I have passion and determination.  It is my desire to compete at the collegiate level.  With the support of my family and coaches, I will continue to work hard, train and give 100%.

Athletics

High School Information

  • 2016 Sophomore Team
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  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Area, PA District 6 Champion in 100 and 300 hurdles, Placed 6th in State 300 hurdles
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional 2nd Place, Conference Champs
  • 2015 Sophomore Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 2nd Place
  • 2015 Freshman Team
  • OutdoorVenue:
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-County, 2nd Team All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-Area
  • 2014 Freshman Team
  • Cross CountryVenue:
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 2nd Place

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Chris Matava
  • High School Head Coach
  • Tom Whitcomb
  • Private Coach
  • Kurt Duncan

Academics

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High School Information

High School:
United High School
State:
PENNSYLVANIA
Enrollment:
600
Phone:
814-446-5615

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors English (9th grade) Honors Earth and Space Science (9th grade) Honors US history (9th grade) Honors Geometry (9th grade) Honors Algebra 2 and trig (10th grade) Honors Government (10th grade) Honors Chemistry 1 (10th grade) Honors Bio 1 (10th grade) Honors Pre-Calc (11th grade) Honors International Studies (11th grade) Honors Chemistry 2 (11th grade)
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Biology (11th grade)
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 8th Grace Ligget Jones Award Leadership and Academics High Honor Roll 7th-11th grade Academic Excellence Award Grade 10 $200 scholarship National Honor Society Spring 2017
  • Activity
    • Dance since age 5 Indiana County Herb Study Group Indiana County Young Life Student Council Quiz Bowl Team Eco Team

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