Charlotte Cross Country BIO
 Michael Tamayo

At Charlotte -

Indoor school record holder in the 4x800m relay (7:41.10) ...

Indoor school record holder in the 1000m (2:27.69)

2015 Indoor: Posted a PR in the 800m (1:51.74) at the Samford Invite to finish seventh overall and that time ranks second-best all-time in program history....Member of the second-place distance medley relay at the Conference USA Championships clocking a time of 10:12.45...

2014 Cross Country: Competed in five meets for the 49ers registering a fastest 8K time of 26:05.8 at the C-USA XC Championships; marking a 30-second improvement from his previous 8K best set in 2013....Was the Niners fourth finisher at the Southeast Regional Championships clocking a time of 33:15.6 in the 10K.

2014 Outdoor: At the Charlotte Invitational ran a PR time of 1:51.95 to place 4th in the 800m to move closer to that outdoor school record...In the final of the 800m at the CUSA Outdoor Championships he placed 7th with a time fo 1:52.81. Indoor: At the CUSA Indoor Championships placed 5th in the 800m with a time of 1:54.57 in finals...Also helped anchor the 4x4 team to a 4th place finish with a time of 3:15.95...At the Virginia Tech Invite Ran a time of 2:27.69 to place 2nd.

2013 Cross Country: The only Niner to compete in all seven meets...Finished 13th overall at the Carolina Challenge (16:24.78)... Best performance in the 8k (26:35.30) at Paul Short Run...Finished 51st at the C-USA Championships running the 8k course in a time of 27:06.59.

2013 Outdoor: Finished second in the 1500m (4:01.22) at the JCSU Invitational … Was tenth in the 800m (1:52.53) at the Atlantic 10 Championships … Member of the 4x800m relay team that finished fourth (7:34.72) at the conference meet.  Indoor: Ran the team’s fastest 1000m time (2:31.54) at the Atlantic 10 Championships and finished sixth … Finished 13th in the mile (4:28.26) at the UAB Blazer Invitational. 

2012 - Cross Country: Competed in six meets ... Finished third for the Niners in two meets ....Fastest 5K time was at the season-opener, the WCU Invitational (16:19.3) ... Was 29th at the Toledo Regional (20:31.6) ... Best 8K performance was at the Charlotte Invitational (26:04.90) ... Finished 101st at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a mark of 28:41.5. Indoor: Member of the school record-breaking 4x800m relay, which ran a time of 7:41.10 at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invite ... Finished fifth in the 800m at the Atlantic 10 Championship with a personal best time of 1:55.56 ... Ran a 2:32.66 in the 1,000m at the Virginia Tech Invite ... Also competed on the DMR ... Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (1/23).

2011 - Cross Country: Redshirted ...

Prep: 2010 indoor and outdoor 4x800-meter state champion … Placed 12th in the 4x800-meters at the 2010 New Balance Nationals with North Carolina all-time record of 7:43 … 2011 outdoor 4x800-meter and 800-meter state champions … National Honor Society … Minority Academic Achievement Award …

Personal: Son of David and Sheilah Tamayo … Business Management major … Born August 5, 1993.

Position: Distance
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Mebane, N.C.
High School: Eastern Alamance HS
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