Mike Pressler
Mike Pressler
Height: 5-9
Weight: 150
Year: Senior
Hometown: Montgomery, NY
High School: Valley Central
Position: Distance

2011-12: Named Most Improved for the cross country season. Earned second-team All-MAC honors with his 12th-place finish (season-best 24:51.7 for 8K) at the MAC Cross Country Championships. Set top indoor marks in the 1,000m (2:31.42) and mile (4:32.09) during the indoor season and outdoor times in the 800m (2:01.23) and 1,500m (4:03.70). Both outdoor bests came at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic.

2010-11: Earned Coaches’ Award for cross country. Finished 45th at the MAC Cross Country Championships with a season-best 8K time of 26:12.0. Placed seventh in the mile (4:19.92) at the MAC Indoor Championships. Set UB’s top indoor marks in the 800m (1:54.05) and mile (4:15.37). Did not compete  during the outdoor track season.  

2009-10: Finished 10th in the 1500m (4:07.59) at the MAC Outdoor Championships. Set team’s top 1500m mark of 3:56.86 at the Big Red Invitational. Did not compete during the cross country and indoor track seasons.

High School: Earned six letters and captained four seasons at Valley Central High School for coach Ron Hebbard. Section IX champion in the mile. Helped the Vikings to two fourth-place finishes in the 4x400m relay at the 2008 state outdoor meet. A three-time league all-star.

Personal: Born November 16, 1991. Son of Robert and Rosemary Pressler. Has two sisters (Samantha, Kelly). Favorite TV show is NCIS. Favorite athlete is U.S. Olympic 800m runner Nick Symmonds. Attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Majoring in exercise science.