Michael Quercia
Michael Quercia


Marcellus, N.Y.

High School:

Last College:
University of Texas

2012: Was only able to compete in one meet on the season and ran a 16:58.4 to place 43rd at the 5K Adidas XC Invitational.

2011:Participated in six of the team's seven meets and turned in four top-50 finishes ... Opened Pirate career by pacing the squad at the Covered Bridge Open, completing the 8K in 27:32.1 to take 54th overall ... Ran a personal-low 5K at the Wolfpack Invitational, clocking out in 16:13.8 to claim 28th place ... Was just one second slower the following week at the ECU Pirate Invitational, finishing sixth with a time of 16:14.8 ... Turned in career-best 8K performance of 26:23.17 at the Greater Louisville Classic to place 99th out of 285 runners ... At first Conference USA Championship, finished 46th by completing the 8K event in 26:56.5 ... Ended the campaign with a 17:41 mark (38th place) at the 3 Stripe Red-Shirt Invitational.

University of Texas (2010):Ran in one meet for the Longhorns, placing 17th at the 5K Concordia Invite and finishing with a time of 16:11.0.

High School:A four-year letterman and two-year captain for the track and field squad ... Received additional letters in football and cross country ... Claimed the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) State Track and Field title in the 800 meters as a senior with a school-record time of 1:50.27 ... During final campaign, won the 800-meter title (1:51.09) and placed second in the 400 meters (48.23) at the 43rd Glenn D. Loucks Games ... Won the 1,000 meters at both the Section 3 Onondaga High School League/Central New York Counties League meet (2:30.58) and the Section 3 Boys Class Championships (2:46.40) senior year ... Finished fifth in the 800 meters (1:53.16) at the Nike Indoor Nationals as a sophomore ... Posted the third-fastest time in New York state history in winning the 600 meters (1:19.37) of the junior boys division at the 2010 New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Performance was also the fastest in the nation for a high school athlete at the time ... Won the 300 meters (36.21), 600 meters (1:26.24) and 1,000 meters (2:46.40) at the sectional championships as a senior ... During junior season, finished ninth in the 400 meters (47.94) at the Nike Outdoor Nationals after winning the NYSPHSAA Division 2 State Track & Field Championships in the 400m (47.86) ... Clocked a time of 49.45 in the 400m to finish sixth at the Nike Indoor Nationals as a sophomore ... Also during sophomore year, ran a 22.29 to place second in the NYSPHSAA state Division 2 meet ... In June of 2010, placed fifth in the 800 meters at the New Balance Nationals with a time of 1:50.54.

Personal:Grandson of Patricia Lucchetti ... Has three siblings, Patty, Laura and Joe.

Career-Best Times

5K 16:13.8 Wolfpack Invitational (Sept. 16, 2011) 8K 26:23.17 Greater Louisville Classic (Oct. 1, 2011)