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2005-2006 Men's Track Roster

Matthew Young

Class: SO
Position: Distance
Height: 5-8
Weight: 145 pounds
Previous School: Elizabethon HS
Hometown: Elizabethon, Tenn.

2005 XC: Placed 53rd in 17:55.46 at Belmont Opener and 44th in 18:21 at UTC Opener, both 5K courses ... Finished 30th in 29:56.90 on five-mile course at WKU Old Timers Classic ... Came in 17th in 28:33 on 8K course at Arkansas State Invitational ... Placed 22nd in 18:03 on 5K course at UTC Invitational ... Finished 58th in 29:52.69 on 8K course at Sun Belt Championships.

Placed 58th at Sun Belt Championships to cap strong freshman campaign ... Also finished 28th at UTC Front Runner, 34th at WKU Old Timers Classic, 55th at Belmont Opener and 66th at Commodore Invitational. Indoor: Finished 16th in 9:45.78 in 3000-meters at ASU Kickoff Klassic ... Placed fifth in 800-meters in 2:12.79 and eighth in mile in 4:51.40 at MT Christmas Invitational. Outdoor: Member of seventh-place Distance Medley Relay at Alabama Relays ... Finished 13th in 11:17.98 in 3000-meter steeplechase at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Placed 25th in 5000-meters in 17:01.47 at Ole Miss Invitational ... Posted personal-best mark of 10:35.98, winning steeplechase at Boston Moon Classic ... Came in 20th in steeplechase in 11:12.40 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed 10th in steeplechase in 10:44.00 and 17th in 5000 in 16:58.24 at Sun Belt Championships.

High School: Conference and Region Champion in the 3200m at Elizabethton High School in Elizabethton, Tenn. ... All-Region in cross country three straight seasons ... Mountain Lakes Conference record holder in the 3200m ... Earned Eagle Scout.

Personal: Matthew Ryan Young ... Son of George and Pam Young ... Born September 11, 1985 ... Majoring in Plant & Soil Science.