Michael Ignatowich
Michael Ignatowich
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170
Year: GR
Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
High School: Ridgefield HS
Previous College: University of Connecticut
Event: Distance

As a First-Year Graduate Student (2012-2013)

Cross Country -- Ran in the final two races of the season ... Clocked a season best time of 29:23 at the 8K SCIAC Championships ... He was the fifth scoring runner for Caltech in the race

Track/Field --  Ran a 2:04.79 800 meter race the the SCIAC four-way hosted by CMS ... Ran a season best time of 4:12.97 at the SCIAC quad-meet hosted by La Verne ... Ran a 15:58.11 during the SCIAC Championships 5000 meter race

High School: 

Ran four years of cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track at Ridgefield High School...Named All-FCIAC First Team for Cross Country and Indoor Track and All-FCIAC Second Team in Outdoor Track...Captain of all three teams in high school


PhD in Chemical Engineering...Graduated from University of Connecticut where he was a University Scholar and received a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering and a M.S. in Math in three years...His hobbies include mountain biking and sky diving...His favorite player is Eli Manning, the quarterback of his favorite team, the New York Giants...His best athletic achievements were winning the 2009 CT State HS Scholar Athlete of the Year and finishing 13th at Thetford Woods Trail Run Regional Invitational...His most exciting research project was desigining a fuel cell which operates on Carbon Dioxide...Lists his biggest influences as family, his coaches, and teachers...Son of Bill and Jill...Has two younger brothers names Steven and Daniel