Track & Field

 Matt Hillenbrand
Matt Hillenbrand


Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Saint Xavier



Collegiate Bests
800M: 1:51.07 | 1,500M: 3:44.66 | Mile: 4:00.23 | 3,000M: 8:10.04 | 5,000M: 14:51.71 | Steeplechase: 9:16.23

2013 Second-Team All-American - 1,500 meters
2013 SEC Champion - Mile
2013 Second Team All-SEC - 1,500 meters

2013 Second Team All-SEC - Cross Country

2013-14 (Senior)
Cross Country - All-SEC selection after finishing 12th at the Southeastern Conference Championships with a 8,000-meter season-best time 24:17.2 ... Ran a 10k personal best time 29:59.6 by quite a bit at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship ... Finished in the top-15 in four of six meets, in the top-50 in five of six and in the top-75 in all six of his competitions during 2013.

2012-13 (Junior)
Outdoor - Advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time where he earned All-America honors at 1,600 meters ...Runner-up in the SEC Championship 1,500 meters ... Won his QF heat at NCAA East Prelims ... Ninth in the 5K at SECs ... Won the 1,500 meters with a PR time 3:46.92 to help lead UK (Commonwealth team) to a win over Indiana and Notre Dame at the Kentuckiana Border Battle ... Placed second in the mile behind Keffri Neal at the Heart of the Bluegrass Classic ... Ran 9:16.23 in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at one of the nation's top early-season distance meets, the Stanford Invitational.

Indoor - SEC mile champion ... surged into the lead on the last 30 meters of final straight-away in the SEC mile final to win with a time of 4:01.55 ... PR mile time 4:00.23 came at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational last chance meet ... Also posted a PR 3K time 8:10.04 in a win at the home meet Rod McCravy Memorial.

Cross Country - UK's No. 2 finisher at the first two meets of the season ... 8K season-best 25:24.00 came at the Greater Louisville Classic ... Posted a time of 33:14.7 at the 10K NCAA Southeast Regional ... Ran 15:37.3 at the 5K Belmont Season Opener.

2011-12 (Sophomore)
Outdoor: - Ran a PR at 800 meters with a time of 1:51.07 at the Billy Hayes Invitational in early May ... Also set a new personal-best 3:47.20 performance at 1,500 meters during the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational ... Reached the 1,500-meter final at the SEC Championships, and also competed at 800 meters at SECs

Indoor - Season-best indoor mile time of 4:06.33 came at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational ... Part of Distance Medley team for Kentucky at the SEC Championships ... Also participated in the mile at SECs.

Cross Country - Competed in one event as a sophomore, finishing 25th at the Belmont-VU Opener ... Finished the 5K event in 16:14.43.

2010-11 (Freshman)
Outdoor - Top time in the 800-meter run came at the Kentuckiana Border Battle ... Crossed the finish line at the conference championships with a time of 3:51.48 ... Had his best 5,000m run at the Sea Ray Relays.

Indoor -
Competed in the one-mile run at the Husky Classic in February, finishing with the second-best time on the team (4:10.25).

Cross Country - Recorded his best 8K time of the season at the Greater Louisville Invitational, finishing with a time of 26:18.80 ... Finished in 43rd place overall at the San Francisco Invitational, his highest finish of the season.

High School
Led team to cross country state championship (2009) ... Cross country state runner-up (2008) ... Cross country regional champion (2008-2009) ... finished as the 4x800 state champions in outdoor and indoor track (2009) ... completed the 2008,2009 season as Track and Field state runner-up ... won two indoor track state championships (2007,2009) ... track and field EE National Champion (2009) ... regional 800M champion (2009) ... Regional 1600M champion (2009) ... named to the cross country all-state team (2009) ... Named to the all-state Track Academic Team ... was a member of the Ryken Service Club, Saint Joseph of Arimathea Society and Environmental club in high School.

Full name is Matthew James Hillenbrand ... born on May 8, 1992 ... son of Jim and Brenda Hillenbrand ... Has one sister, Brooke ... Majoring in biology.

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