The NIU track & field team headed down to Texas April 12 for the UTEP Invitational (Credit: Jorge Salgado)
2014-15: Indoor- Focusing on the high jump, appeared in two indoor meets...set a personal record after clearing 1.64 meters at the Fred Wilt Invitational (2/14). Outdoor- Competed in the high jump at seven meets during her senior outdoor season...Set a personal record at 1.65 meters during the Bobcat Invitational (3/27), qualifying for the MAC Championships (5/15), where she finished tied for 12th...Matched her high jump PR at the Huskie Open (5/9)...Won the high jump at the Chicagoland Championship (4/9) with a mark of 1.63 meters and recorded four outdoor top-five finishes in 2015.
2013-14:Indoor- Competed in six different events across five different meets... Set a new personal record in the long jump at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/21), leaping 17-03.50 (5.27m) to place fourth... Also scored a new PR in the high jump at BSU with a height of 5-03.00 (1.60m), allowing her to qualify for the conference championships... Clocked in at a career-best time of 9.64 in the 60 hurdles at the Laker Early Bird (12/6)... Posted a new shot put PR at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) with a mark of 28-05.50 (8.67m).Outdoor- Competed in five meets during the year... Set a new PR in the high jump, reaching 5-04.50 (1.63m) at the UTEP Invitational (4/12)... Tied her career best in the long jump at the Wisconsin Open (5/10), leaping 17-04.75 (5.30m) to place third... Won the high jump at the Cougar Classic (3/22) with a height of 5-03.00 (1.60m)... Scored 3,569 points at the Bobcat Invitational (3/28) in her only attempt at the heptathlon... Tied her PR in the shot put at Texas State, tossing 30-07.75 (9.34m).
2012-13: Indoor- Competed in five meets in the pentathlon and multi-event prep... Set personal records in five events during the year... Scored 3,236 points in the pentathlon at the MAC Championships (2/23), placing ninth... Finished fifth in the high jump at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/15) with a height of 5-01.00 (1.54m)... Placed fifth in the long jump at the Cyclone Holiday Preview (12/7), reaching 16-10.50 (5.14m)... Broke her shot put PR with a 31-01.25 (9.48m) toss at Ball State... Shattered her 60 hurdles mark with a 9.70 run at the GVSU Big Meet (2/9).Outdoor- Competed in seven meets in the outdoor season... Earned personal records in six different events... Finished ninth in the heptathlon at the MAC Championships (5/10) with 4,379 points... Won the javelin at the Huskie Opn (4/20) with a PR toss of 103-03 (31.47m)... Took second in the long jump at the Huskie Open, leaping 17-04.75 (5.30m)... Ran 15.33 in the 100 hurdles at UW-Whitewater's Alternative Meet (4/27)... Set a PR in the shot put with a 30-07.75 (9.34m) toss at UWW.
2011-12: Indoor- Competed in the pentathlon for the majority of the season... Scored a career-best 2,622 points at the MAC Championships (2/24)... Scored 2,060 points at the Illini Classic (1/21). Outdoor- Competed in seven different events at four meets during the year for heptathlon prep... Took eighth place in the javelin at both the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) and the UW-Whitewater Alternative Meet (4/28)... Tied for ninth at UW-Whitewater in the high jump with a height of 4-09.00 (1.45m)... Earned 10th place finishes in the long jump at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge (3/17) and the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational (4/14).
High School: Won the Mid-Suburban League title in the long jump her senior season... Took third place in the long jump as a junior... Earned all-conference honors as a senior at John Hersey High School... Named to the academic all-conference team.
Personal: Full name is Michaela Catherine Dwyer... Daughter of Steve and Brenda Dwyer... Born on June 29, 1993, in Des Plaines, Ill... Has four brothers - Kevin, Ryan, Sean and Griffin... Majoring in special education with a specialization in vision impairments.