At Winter Park, Roberson competed in the 120-yard high hurdles, and the 100- and 220-yard sprint races. At the state meet in 1975, Roberson set a national high school record of 13.2 s in the 120 hurdles plus recording the outstanding times of 9.4 s for the 100 y and 21.1 s for the 220 y. Also in 1975, Robertson clocked a high-school record for the 100 y at 9.2 s and equalled the then records for the 120 y hurdles (his new record was pending) and 220 y.
Roberson was a key member of the Florida State track team during his years there, 1976-1980, setting college indoor and outdoor records in the 60, 100, and 200 m, and Metro Conference records in the 100 and 200 m. His greatest triumph was winning the 1980 NCAA (United States college) title at 200 m.
Roberson also triumphed on the international stage by winning gold in the 100 m at the 1979 World University Games and as part of the winning United States 4x100 m relay team at the 1979 Pan American Games.
His triumphs as a high-school and college athlete in Florida were honoured by having a track meet named after him - the Mike Roberson Invitational. The meet was started by the former coach of his old high school, Winter Park, Bob Mosher.
In 1985, he was inducted into the Florida State University Hall of Fame.
In 1989, he was inducted into the Central Florida Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2010, he was inducted into the Winter Park Sports Hall of Fame.
- "Profile". all-athletics.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- "The Roberson: Track Meet That Lives Up To Its Name". Orlando Sentinel. April 10, 1987. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "1975 FHSAA Boys Track and Field Championships". June 18, 2009. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "Mike Roberson runs the fastest". Southeast Missourian. May 3, 1975. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "Mike Roberson, Florida State Hall of Fame". Seminoles.com. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "200 Meters, A History Of The NCAA Championships, 1921–2013". Track and Field News. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "9 Members Inducted Into Local Halls Of Fame, 1921–2013". Bill Buchalter, Orlando Sentinel. April 16, 1989. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "2010 Induction Ceremony". WPHS Sports Hall of Fame. April 16, 1989. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
|This biographical article about an American sprinter is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|