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  Bill Makela
Bill Makela

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brighton, Mich.

High School:
Detroit Catholic Central

Position:
Hurdles

Major:
Health Administration

2008 Outdoor: Took 10th in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Won the GLIAC Championship in the 400-meter hurdles and took second in the 1600-meter relay.

2008 Indoor: Member of the GLIAC Champion distance medley relay, running the 400-meter leg, and the second-place 1600-meter relay team...Finished sixth in the 55-meter high hurdles at the GLIAC Championships.

Grand Valley bests: 55m hurdles- 7.91...400m hurdles- 52.42...1600m relay- 3:11.47.

High School: Prepped at Detroit Catholic Central High School...Finished fifth at the state meet in the 300 hurdles....Set the school record in the long hurdles with a time of 38.6....Two time Division I State Champions in hockey....Earned First Team All-State honors in hockey in 2004.

Personal: Born August 20, 1985....Son of Mark and Colleen Makela....Majoring in Physical Therapy.

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