Cross Country

Michael Vorgitch
Michael Vorgitch


Simi Valley, CA

High School:
Simi Valley HS



Lion Harriers Race at Pre-Nationals

LMU's men's and women's cross country teams will face a true test Saturday at the Pre-Nationals Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.


Cross Country Takes Fourth, Seventh at Stanford Invite

Danielle Shanahan and Grace Graham-Zamudio paced the LMU women to a fourth place finish while the men took seventh overall.


Men's Cross Country Selected Fourth

The Lions were picked fourth in the 2014 West Coast Conference Preseason Poll, as voted on by the league's nine head coaches.


Championships Honors at 9th Annual Iggys

Conference titles by men's soccer and women's water polo highlight 2014 Lions Athletic Fund Iggy Awards on Thursday Night.


Four All-WCC Finishes and Freshman of the Year at WCC Championships

Racing at Alumni Park on the campus of Pepperdine University Saturday morning in Malibu, the LMU men's and women's cross country teams placed a respective third and fourth at the 2013 West Coast Conference Championships.


XC | WCC Championships Preview

Danielle Shanahan and Michael Vorgitch preview the 2014 WCC Championships.


Chile Pepper Invitational

Interview with Michael Vorgitch and Brittnie Munoz previewing the Chile Pepper Invitational.


Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic - Aug. 30, 2014

Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic - Aug. 30, 2014 Photos by Jeff Golden


2013 WCC Cross Country Championships

2013 WCC Cross Country Championships in Malibu, Calif.


Cross Country at UC Riverside September 17, 2011

Cross Country at UC Riverside September 17, 2011

At LMU...
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 marketing major...


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