Michael Helms
Michael Helms
Born: 08/26/1979
Year: Senior
Hometown: Poway, Calif.
High School: Poway
AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR IN 2002: A first-team all-West Coast Conference selection after finishing eighth at the league championships ... led the Broncos in three of six outings on the season ... finished second at the Bronco Invitational with an 8,000-meter time of 25:56 ... clocked a season-best time of 24:53 at the Stanford Invitational ... finished 61st at the NCAA West Regional with a 10,000-meter time of 32:31 ... earned the team's Most Outstanding Runner award ... named the WCC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Month in September.

AS A SENIOR IN 2001: Redshirt season.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2000: Competed in all seven events for the Broncos as a Junior... finished third at the season-opening USD Invitational... finished fourth at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 26:56... finished fifth with a season-best time of 25:31 at the WCC Championships... earned first team All-WCC for his performance... was the top Bronco finished at the NCAA West Regional with a time of 33:51 in the 10K event... set a personal best of 3:55.9 in the 1500-meters during the Broncos spring track season.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1999: Competed in all seven events during his sophomore campaign... finished in the top 10 on five separate occasions... finished second at the USD invitational... best time was 25:09 at the Willamette Invitational... finished second at the Bronco Invitational with a time of 26:13... finished eighth at the WCC Championships with a time of 26:16... earned first team All-WCC... named team MVP for second consecutive season.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 1998: Competed in seven of the eight competitions during his inaugural season as a Bronco... best finish of the year was thrid place in a time of 27:46 at the Mills Invitational... finished fourth at the Bronco Invitational in a time of 27:56... finished 11th at the WCC Championships in a time of 27:08... earned All-WCC honorable mention honors... named team MVP.

HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL: A 1998 graduate of Poway High School in Poway, California... competed in cross-country, track and soccer... ran for head coach Dan Shartel... earned all-league honors three times... finished second in the state of California... earned All-CIF honors three straight years.

PERSONAL DATA: Born August 26, 1979 in Poway, California... parents are Ronald and Joan... has two younger brothers named Tim and Andrew... majoring in finance... hobbies include surfing and badmitton.