Matthews competed in the mile preliminaries on Fri., March 8
2011-12: Cross Country... Placed fourth (19.57.40) at the BIG EAST Championships on 10/29... Finished third at the Paul Short Invitational in a time of 20:20 on 9/30... Placed second at the Central Connecticut State University Mini-Meet (10:06) on 10/21... Finished first (17:09.99) at the Bryant University Nassaney Invitational on 9/10... Indoor Track... Finished 12th in the 3,000 meters in a time of 9:25.13 at the NCAA Indoor Championships on 3/9... Placed second at the Columbia Last Chance Meet in the 3,000 meters (9:06.04) on 3/2... Finished fifth in the one mile event at the BIG EAST Championships in a time of 4:49.52 on Feb 18-19... Placed second in the one mile (4:38.91) at the BU Terrier Invitational on Jan 27-28... Finished first in the 3,000 meters at the URI GoRhody Invitational on 1/21... Outdoor Track... Finished fourth in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Championships in a time of 16:18.24 on 6/6-9... Placed first at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 5,000 meters (15:53.62) on 5/24-26... First place in the 5,000 meters in a time of 15:45.83 at the BIG EAST Championships on 5/4-6... Finished 12th in the 5,000 meters (15:34.54) at the Mt. Sac Relays on 4/20.
2010-11: Attended the University of Wisconsin... Finished second at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet in a time of 20:25.81, earning All-Region honors ... earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades after placing third at Big Ten Championships with a time of 20:03 ... competed in first-ever collegiate meet at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, finishing first for UW and 14th overall with a time of 20:35 ... finished first for UW and 15th overall at the Pre-NCAA Invitational with a time of 20:42.3 ... placed 14th overall at NCAA Championship in a time of 20:28.3... Earned All-American status
HIGH SCHOOL: US Junior Record Holder for 5,000 meters ... qualified for U.S. national team for 2010 IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships by finishing second at 2010 USA Junior Championships on Feb. 18 ... also placed at the World Junior Track Championships ... ran 9:25.70 to win 3,000 meters at Kansas' Jayhawk Classic on Jan. 29, the third-fastest high school mark in history ... finished fourth in 3,000 meters at 2009 Junior Pan-Am Games in Trinidad ... bronze medalist in 5,000 meters at 2007 Junior Pan-Am Games in Brazil ... 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals champion at 5,000 meters ... finished second in 3,000 meters at 2009 USA Junior Championships following junior year ... third at 2009 Foot Locker National Cross Country Championships as a senior ... finished third at Foot Locker nationals as a freshman in 2006 ... four-time high school state champion in cross country ... claimed Nebraska Class A championship as a freshman and sophomore ... won Missouri Class 4 state titles as a junior and senior ... seven-time state champion in track over first three seasons ... won consecutive Nebraska state titles in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters titles as a freshman and sophomore ... also claimed state crowns in 800 meters and 4x800-meter relay as a sophomore ... as a junior, won 1,600 meters, 3,200 meters and 4x800-meter relay state titles in Missouri