TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana State men’s track & field and cross country program landed a prize recruit this week with the announcement that Mooresville’s Michael Passmore has signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Indiana State University beginning with the Fall 2013 semester.
“He is probably one of the most talented distance runners in the state,” John McNichols, Indiana State men’s track & field and cross country head coach, said. “And he is a very versatile runner who brings a lot of possibilities to our program.”
Passmore has demonstrated incredible range during his high school career, running 5,000 meters in cross country and long sprints, middle distance, and long distance in track & field. He placed 10th in the 400 meters at the Indiana State meet as a sophomore and returned from an injury to finish 11th in the 1600 meters as a junior. He also placing 17th at the Cross Country State meet as a senior after finishing 33rd as a junior.
The Mooresville student-athlete won seven straight cross country races as a senior which included his second straight Mid-State Conference championships and winning both the sectional and regional titles. He placed 14th at the semi-state before finishing 17th at the state finals with a career best time of 15:49.5. Passmore was named to the Indiana All-Star team which ran at the Mid-East Meet of Champions where he placed 16th.
Passmore was the conference champion in the 800 and 1600 meters as a junior while winning the 1600 meters at the sectional and finishing fourth at the regional. He ran a career best 4:16.81 to place 11th in the 1600 meters at the state finals. He also finished second in the 3200 meters at the HSR indoor State meet with a career best 9:31.58.