Mikkel Brown transferred to Glen Rock in December of his sophomore year and went on to become one of the school’s all-time greats in football and track.
On the gridiron Mikkel was a standout receiver, defensive back and kick returner. He was First Team All-League, First Team All-County, and First Team All-State. He was also named to the Record’s All-Decade football team. Glen Rock was 21-1 in his two seasons and won the state sectional title in his senior year.
On the track Mikkel set school records in the 100 and, 200 meters, the triple jump, and the long jump. His LJ record still stands, as does the 4×400 relay record that he helped to set.
Mikkel was First Team All-County in the LJ and TJ his junior and senior years. In his senior year Mikkel won four gold medals at the Bergen County meet and three at the state sectionals. He won the LJ at the state group meet, and finished third in that event in the State Meet of Champions, after winning the Bergen Meet of Champions.
Mikkel had incredible versatility, helping the intermediate relay and high hurdle relay teams finish first in the Bergen County relays in his senior year. The Glen Rock track team was county group and state sectional champs in both his junior and senior years and won 51 dual meets in a row during that period.
Mikkel continued his football career at the University of Iowa on scholarship and started as a defensive back. He lives in Coralville, Iowa with his wife Ricci and their two children and is an operations manager for U.S. Cellular.