Cross Country

 Matt Wagner
Matt Wagner


Beavercreek, Ohio

High School:

• 2009 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2009-10 (Junior): Cross Country - Scored in each meet of the season for UK except the NCAA Southeast Regional when he fell sick just prior to the race, yet still competed ... At SEC Championships, placed fourth on the team and 42nd overall in an 8K time of 26:31 ... Placed fifth on the team and 59th overall at the 8K Greater Louisville Classic, finishing the course in 25:19.92 ... At the 5-mile Old Timers Classic, finished fourth on the team and 10th overall ending his run in 26:13. Outdoor - Competed solely in the 1,500m run ... At the Pepsi Florida Relays ran a season-best time of 3:57.68. Indoor - Put together his best performance of the season at the SEC Championships in the mile run with a time of 4:20.23.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - Competed in the 800m, mile and 3,000m runs ... Turned in season-best mile time of 4:21.72 at the McCravy Memorial Meet. Outdoor - Ran personal-best 1,500m time of 3:58.24 at SEC Championships ... Posted personal-best 800m time at EKU Open crossing the line in 1:55.51.

2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country - Competed in all six races for UK ... Best finish was at 4-mile Eastern Kentucky Invitational, finishing at a time of 19:50 good for sixth on the team and 12th overall. Indoor - At SEC Championships, ran personal-best mile time of 4:21.22 ... Ran personal-best 800m time of 1:57.81 at McCravy Memorial Meet. Outdoor - Posted season-best 800m time at EKU crossing the line in 1:58.80 ... At Yellow Jacket Invitational, ran season-best time in 1,500m of 4:05.77.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in track and one-year letterwinner in cross country ... A first-team all-conference track selection in the 1,600 meters his senior campaign ... A second-team all-conference honoree in cross country last season ... Earned a special-mention 1,600-meter all-conference distinction his junior year ... Cross country squad captured its district championship in 2006 ... Coached by Jack Holliday ... Competed in soccer his first three years of high school and swimming his freshman campaign ... Soccer team was its conference champion in the 2003 and 2004 seasons with Wagner as a member.

Personal: Full name is Matthew Lawrence Wagner ... Born Aug. 15, 1988 in Denver, Colo. ... Parents are Gerald and Susan Wagner ... Has two brothers - Andrew and Philip - and one sister, Sarah ... Brother Andrew ran cross country at Savannah College of Art and Design ... Placed sixth overall in the 2009 New Jersey State Sprint Triathlon that included a 500m swim, 11.5 mile bike race and 5K run ... Major is mechanical engineering.

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