Track & Field

Michael Vorgitch
Michael  Vorgitch

RS Junior

Simi Valley, CA

High School:
Simi Valley HS


History Achieved

Freshman Harry Loasby broke the Hong Kong Men's 3k National record by nine seconds Friday night.


de Bondt, Loasby Gain Big PRs

Kayla de Bondt and Harry Loasby had record breaking performances to lead the Lions at the Ben Brown Invitational.


Final Chance to Qualify for NCAA Regionals

A dozen Lions head to Salem, Ore., and the West Coast Invite for a final shot at lowering their times before the NCAA Regional announcement.


Shanahan Moves into NCAA Regional Contention

Freshman Danielle Shanahan raced to a huge personal record 16:19.73 in the 5,000m Saturday in San Francisco.


Lions Seek More NCAA Regional Qualifiers

The LMU men's and women's track teams take one more shot at producing more NCAA Regional qualifiers at the West Coast Last Chance Open Saturday.


TRACK | Preview of West Coast Last Chance Open

Interview with Michael Vorgitch previewing the West Coast Last Chance Open.


TRACK | Preview of LMU at Triton Invite

Preview of LMU at UCSD Triton Invitational

At LMU...

In cross country... competed in five races... season-best 8k time was 25:10 at the Stanford Invitational...

In cross country... finished 30th overall at the West Coast Conference Championships with a time of 25:23... ran an 8k personal best 24:40.9 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational... 168th overall in 34:09 at the NCAA DI West Region Championships... In track... set an LMU record in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:08.29 at the Mt. SAC Relays... other best times include 3:57.77 in the 1,500m at the Cal State LA Invite and 8:29.80 in the 3,000m at the West Coast Quadrangular...

In cross country... placed 31st overall at the West Coast Conference Championships with an 8k personal best 25:11.53... personal best in 10k with time of 33:17.3 at Chile Pepper Invitational... in track... personal record and LMU's 10th fastest time in 1500m with a time of 3:58.07 at Pomona- Pitzer Invitational... set personal record and LMU's fifth fastest time in the 3000m with a time of 8:31.83 at UCI Spring Break Invitational... set personal best and LMU's 20th fastest time in the 5000m with a time of 15:24.22 at Ben Brown Invitational... set LMU record for 3k steeplechase with a time of 9:18.45 at Occidental Distance Carnival...

In cross-country, ran personal and season-best of 25:37 in 8k at Stanford Invitational... ran personal and season-best of 34:29 at NCAA DI West Championships...came in 12th with a time of 25:43.6 at UC Riverside Invitational... on the track, recorded a personal-best time in the 5000m at the Ben Brown Invite, recording a 15:28.93 for 12th overall... recorded a PR in the 1500m with a 4:08.40 at the Oxy Distance Carnival...

High School...
Graduated from Simi Valley High School... earned eight varsity letters in 4 years of running cross country and track running for Coach Kurt Mjoen... 2-time All-Ventura County in cross country... named to All-Marmonte League 3 times (1 in cross country, 2 in track)... 2007-2008 Freshman of the Year in both cross country and track.... 2008 Coaches' Award CIF Southern Section recipient... 2009 Most Valuable Runner for cross country... 2010 team MVP in cross country... named Most Improved in track... 2010 team MVP in track... 2011 Marmonte League 3200m champion...

Michael Joseph Ryan Vorgitch was born on April 11, 1993 in West Hills, CA to parents Kimberly and Thomas Vorgitch... he has three sisters: Danica, who graduated from LMU in 2009, Allison who attends CSU Channel Islands, and Madelyn who also runs cross-country and track at Simi Valley High School... he chose LMU for the beauty of the campus, great people, and great facilities... a business major.


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