2009 All-SEC Freshman Team - Cross Country
2009-10 (Freshman): Cross Country - Placed 31st overall at SEC Championships in a time of 26:02 to earn conference All-Freshman team honors ... At NCAA Southeast Regional, stopped the clock at 32:07 to place second for the Cats and 55th overall on the 10K course ... Placed 35th overall and third on the team at the Greater Louisville Classic recording an 8K time of 24:57.31 ... At 5-mile Old Timers Classic, turned in a time of 25:56 to finish eighth overall ... Finished among the top three Wildcats in each race of season ... Won SEC Male Freshman of the Week honors this season after posting the best UK time at the Eastern Kentucky Invitational.
High School: As a senior claimed Footlocker South runner-up with 10th-fastest time on the course as well as Great American runner-up ... Tennessee state champion in cross country as a senior after runner-up finishes as a junior and sophomore ... Tennessee state runner-up as well as regional champ in 3,200m and 1,600m runs in final season ... Cross country regional champ final three years ... All-State track selection as a junior and sophomore ... Holds AAA state, regional and league cross country course records ... Claims 3,200m and 1,600m run regional records ... Holds school record in 5,000m and 3,200m runs ... Coached by father Marty Sonnenfeldt ... Recipient of both the John Mauer Award and the James M. "Doc" Simpson award ... Member of Key Club ... Volunteered with Knoxville Track Club and Empty Stocking Fund locally.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Logan Sonnenfeldt ... Born Nov. 6, 1990 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Parents are Marty and Betty Sonnenfeldt ... Has one brother - Daniel ... Parents were both distance runners at Tennessee, with Marty securing an All-SEC selection in the 10,000m run ... Major is business and marketing.