Florence, SC - From Francis Marion University
FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University cross country coach Mark Bluman has announced the signing of Michael Bigelow of Florence to a national letter of intent to attend FMU and run for the Patriots this fall.
Bigelow, 5-8, is a product of Wilson High School, where he ran for coach Lorletta Rogers.
An All-Region selection last fall, he posted a personal-best 5,000-meter time of 17:55. He placed 38th at the AAA Lower State Championship Meet with a time of 19:26.39 and helped Wilson earn a spot in the AAA state meet.
He was named his squad's co-most valuable player as a junior.
Bigelow was also a three-year member of the Wilson soccer team, earning All-Region honors as a senior. He was a member of two region championship squads and the Tigers advanced to the AAA state playoffs all three seasons.
"Michael is a very energetic and passionate runner," said Bluman. "He is also very driven and goal orientated. He will be a nice addition to our program, especially being a local product."