Ran in all six meets for the second consecutive year, improving his times in four meets from the previous season … Clocked 29:58.62 in the 8k at the Commodore Classic for 179th place … Posted an 8k time of 29:04.4 for 18th place at the LSU Invitational, more than a two-minute improvement from the same race in 2011 … Clocked a four-mile time of 22:51.0 at the McNeese Stampede … Ran 34:40.8 in the 10k at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. … Bested his previous career-best 8k time at the SEC Championships for the second consecutive year, posting a time of 26:26.41 for 93rd place overall … Competed at the NCAA South Central Regional for the second consecutive year, running a 35:02.1 for 113th place in his final race of the 2012 season.
One of the team’s most consistent freshman performers, competing in all six meets … Made his collegiate debut running 27:32.65 for 24th place in the 8k race at the MSU Invitational in Starkville, Miss. … Clocked 31:23.0 in the 8k at the LSU Invitational for 55th place overall … Competed in the McNeese Stampede four-mile race, clocking a 20:36.0 … Posted a 10k personal record at the Chile Pepper Festival, finishing in 224th place with a time of 34:50.2 … Posted a career-best 8k time of 26:26.69 at the SEC Championships, finishing in 68th place in his first career postseason meet … Notched a 35:19.1 10k at the NCAA South Central Regional for a 106th-place finish in his final meet of the season.
Did not compete in 2010.
PRIOR TO LSU
A distance runner for the four-time district champion track and field team at Archbishop McCarthy High School in Cooper City, Fla. … Team also captured district and regional cross country titles during the 2009 season … Was the seventh-place finisher in the 800 meters at the state championship meet in 2009 … A recipient of the Sportsmanship Award for his high school team as a senior in 2010 … Finished his prep career as the school-record holder in the 5,000 meters with a personal best of 16:36 … Also set top times of 1:58.83 in the 800 meters and 4:30 in the 1,600 meters as a prep runner … A member of the school-record setting 4x800-meter relay team that finished third overall at the state meet with a time of 7:58 … Was an AAU cross country region runner-up and a Junior Olympics qualifier in the intermediate 800 meters during the 2008 season.
Full name is William Michael Wiesler … Born on April 10, 1992 … Parents are Bill and Patricia Wiesler … Has two younger siblings, Bianca and Brooke … Father played baseball at LSU … Majoring in business.