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Michael Troup
Michael  Troup

Hometown:
Doylestown, Pa.

High School:
Lawrenceville School

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
06/16/1998

Experience:
Fr./Fr.

On Troup: Terrific all-around athlete who is a versatile competitor in the sprints and jumps ... Capable of being a team contributor right away and is a potential BIG EAST scorer ... Top individual events project to be the long jump and triple jump ... Should continue to progress with collegiate experience.

2017-18 Indoor:
Was the lone Villanova athlete to score in three individual events at the BIG EAST Championships ... Placed fifth in the long jump and seventh in both the high jump and the triploe jump in his first career conference meet ... His mark of 6.79 meters in the long jump at the BIG EAST Championships was a season best ... Also recorded a height of 1.85 meters in the high jump and a distance of 13.11 meters in the triple jump while competing in those events for the only time during the indoor season ... Came in third in the long jump at the Villanova Invitational with a measurement of 6.71 meters and was fourth at the Penn 8-Team Select (6.48m) ... Also ran the 200 meters and posted a time of 23.16 at the Penn meet ... Recorded a mark of 6.58 meters in the long jump at the FastTrack National Invite ... Made his collegiate debut at the season-opening Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he came in second in the long jump (6.69m) and also ran the 60 meters in 7.31 ... Recorded a season-best time of 22.99 in the 200 meters and had a long jump mark of 6.43 meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge.

Lawrenceville School:
Competed for the indoor and outdoor track & field teams all four years and also played football his freshman and sophomore years ... Competed in the 100 and 200 meters as well as in the jumps during high school.

Personal: Born 6/16/98 in Doylestown, Pa. ... Youngest of three children of Brian and Kimberly Troup ... Has two older siblings, Christopher (21) and Meggie (20) ... Mother was a gymnast in college at James Madison ... Hobbies include playing basketball, fishing, going to the beach and listening to music ... Chose to attend Villanova because it was near to home and offered the prestige of both the Villanova School of Business and a competitive athletics program ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business.

PERSONAL BESTS

60 Meters                7.31                    2017 Jack Pyrah Invitational
100 Meters 11.24 High School 200 Meters 22.49 High School High Jump 1.93 Meters High School Long Jump 7.11 Meters High School Triple Jump 13.46 Meters High School

BIG EAST TOP 8 FINISHES

Long Jump                5th                     2018 BIG EAST Championships
High Jump 7th 2018 BIG EAST Championships
Triple Jump 7th 2018 BIG EAST Championships

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