Austin Wissler
Austin Wissler

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Marquette, Mich.

High School:
Marquette

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 170

Position:
Mid-Distance


05/28/2014

2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

08/06/2013

10 Spartans Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Seven men and three women named to All-Academic Track and Field Team.

05/29/2013

2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 113 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.

05/21/2013

MSU Track & Field Send 26 To NCAA Regionals

Spartans will look to earn a top-12 spot to the NCAA Championships.

05/12/2013

Women Finish Fifth, Men 10th at Big Ten Championships

O'Connor and Rohl win gold on final day of competition.



Collegiate Bests
• 400m - 50.93
• 600m - 1:20.12
• 800m - 1:49.89
• 1,000m - 2:29.93
• 1,500m - 3:48.94

2013-14:
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Did not compete.
INDOOR: Finished eighth in the 1,000m run at the Notre Dame Invite in a time of 2:29.93.

2012-13:
• NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
• Academic All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Ran a 1:50.26 in the 800m at the Raleigh Relays ... Placed first in the 1,500m at the Spartan Invitational with a time of 3:52.04 ... Posted a 1:56.04 in the 800m at the Jesse Owens Classic ... Placed first in the 800m at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays with a time of 1:49.89 ... Competed in the 4x400m relay at the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Championships, posting a time of 3:17.53 ... Ran a 1:51.27 in the 800m preliminary at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.
INDOOR: Placed 15th with a personal-best time of 1:51.21 in the 800m runs at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... Placed sixth and ran 1:51 in the 800m run at the SPIRE Invitational ... Won the 800m run at the Notre Dame Invite in 1:52.30.

2011-12:
OUTDOOR:
Competed at the Big Ten Outdoor Championship where he ran a time of 1:52.39 to finish 18th in the 800m and was a member of the 4x400m relay that placed 11th overall... Ran a time of 1:52.84 to place seventh in the 800m at the Hillsdale College "GINA" Relays ... Ran a time of 3:55.53 in the 1,500m and a time of 1:54.82 in the 800m In the Jesse Owens Track Classic he ran a time of 3:55.53 in the 1,500m and a time of 1:54.82 in the 800m... In the MSU Spartan Invitational, he ran a personal-best time of 3:48.70 to place second in the 1,500m ... Posted a time of 1:53.11 in the 800m to finish 10th and a time of 50.93 in the 400m at the Raleigh Relays.
INDOOR:
Ran a time of 1:51.33 in the 800m at the SPIRE Invitational to place 14th overall ...At the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational, he ran a time of 1:56.58 in the 800m... Claimed a win in the 800m Notre Dame Invitational in a time of 1:52.71 ... At the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open, he ran a time of 1:21.01 to place sixth in the 600m and was a member of the 4x400m relay that placed fourth.

High School:
2011 Kiwanis Athlete of the Year ... Kiwanis Athlete of the Month in April 2009 and March 2011 ... Team State Champion in Cross Country in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Team State Champion in Track and Field in 2010 and 2011 ... All-conference, all-Upper Peninsula, and all-state in cross country in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Dream Team member for cross country in 2010 and 2011 ... All-conference, All-Upper Peninsula, and All-State in track in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 ... 2008, 2009, and 2010 cross country state finalist ... 2009, 2010, and 2011 800m state champion in track and field ... Regional Champion in 800m and 1500m ... Fifth place at the AAU Junior Olympics in the 800m in 2009 ... National Qualifier Champion in the 1500m and 800m ... Team MVP in 2009, 2010, and 2011 ... Team Freshman MVP in 2008 ... Upper Peninsula and school record holder in the 800m ... School record holder in the 1600m relay ... Elected cross country team captain in 2009 and 2010 ... Elected track and field captain in 2010 and 2011 ... Lettered in track and field in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 ... Lettered in cross country in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Academic All-State 2008-2011 ... MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Finalist ... Senior Class President ... National Honor Society.

Personal:
Born on July 25, 1993 ... Son of Stephen and Deborah Wissler ... Majoring in biosystems engineering.