Michael Bluth
Michael  Bluth

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Riverton, Utah

High School:
Riverton HS

Event:
Sprints


HONORS: First-Team All-Mountain West Indoor: 400m (2017), 4x400m (2017), 4,000m DMR (2017); First-Team All-Mountain West Outdoor: 4x400m (2017); Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2017); Academic All-Mountain West (2017).

INDOOR RECORDS: Ranks first all-time in USU history in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:07.23… Also holds the fifth-fastest time (3:09.59) in the event… Ranks third all-time in the 4,000m distance medley relay (9:49.24) and eighth all-time in the 400m (47.18).

OUTDOOR RECORDS: Ranks third all-time in USU history in the 4x400m relay (3:05.53)… Also holds the eighth-fastest time in the event (3:10.01)… Ranks 10th all-time in the 400m (46.67).

2017 (FR)
Indoor: Earned first-team all-Mountain West honors three times after placing first in the 4x400m with a time of 3:09.21, second in the DMR with a personal-best time of 9:49.24, which ranks third all-time in school history, and third in the 400m with a career-best time of 47.18, which ranks eighth all-time in school history, at the Indoor Championships… Set the school record and placed first in the 4x400m with a time of 3:07.23 at the Arkansas-hosted Tyson Invitational… Placed in the top-five in eight of the nine races he competed in, including four first-place finishes.
Outdoor: Placed 13th in the quarterfinals of the 4x400m relay (3:06.75) and 34th in the first round of the 400m (47.71) at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships… Earned first-team all-Mountain West honors after placing first in the 4x400m with a personal-best time of 3:05.53 at the Outdoor Championships… The time of 3:05.53 also set both a MW Championships and USU Ralph Maughan Track Stadium record… Finished fifth in the 400m with a personal-best time of 46.67 and seventh in the 200m with a time of 21.38 at the Outdoor Championships… Set career-best time of 21.18 in the 200m at the Utah State-hosted Mark Faldmo Invitational, where he placed fourth in the event… Recorded 14 top-10 finishes, including placing first in the 4x400m six times... Earned academic all-MW and MW Scholar-Athlete accolades.

HIGH SCHOOL: A seven-time letterwinner in track & field and cross country at Riverton (Utah) High School… Led the Silverwolves to a state championship in track & field in 2014 as a senior… Received all-state honors three times in track & field and twice in cross country… Recorded track & field bests of 10.96 in the 100m, 21.72 in the 200m and 47.39 in the 400m.

PERSONAL: One of six children of Eric and Marlene Bluth…  Served an LDS Church Mission in Rosario, Argentina, from 2014-2016… Brother, Parker Bluth, competed in track & field at Utah State as a sprinter in 2011, 2014-2016… Majoring in business.

PERSONAL BESTS INCLUDE:

Indoor Outdoor
200m na 21.18
400m 47.58 46.67
4x400m 3:07.23 3:05.53
4,000m DMR 9:49.24 na
NCAA Outdoor West Prelims
2017 4x400m 13th 3:06.75
2017 400m 34th 47.71
MW Indoor Championships
2017 4,000m DMR 2nd 9:49.24
2017 400m 5th 47.90p
MW Outdoor Championships
2017 4x400m 1st 3:05.53
2017 400m 5th 46.67
2017 200m 7th 21.38
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