Mike joined the Bowerman Track Club Masters team in 2016. He grew up locally in Lake Oswego and attended Lakeridge High School. He briefly held the Oregon State high school record for 800 meters, running 1:51.5. He continued his running career at University of Tennessee and was All-SEC for 800 meters in 1977. As a Masters athlete, Mike won a National Outdoor title in 2017 at 5000m and also placed second in the 3k Steeplechase. At the 2017 World Master's Indoor Championships, Mike placed 6th in the 1500m.