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2007-2008 Men's Track Roster

Matthew Young

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

Finished 52nd at UTC Powerade Invitational in 18:14 (5K) ... Placed 75th at Old Timers Classic in 29:35.11 (5 miles) ... Finished season-best 14th at FrontRunner Invitational in 17:44 (5K) and was 60th at SBC Championships in 29:39.54 (5 miles).
Indoor: Placed 14th in personal-best 9:57.96 in 3000-meters and member of eighth-place mile relay (3:45.65) at MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished 14th in mile in 5:00.51 at Middle Tennessee Classic and 15th in 4:56.90 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed 23rd in 5000-meters in 18:03.77 at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Placed eighth in 3000-meter steeplechase in 10:56.58 at Yellowjacket Invitational and 30th in 3000-meters in 9:50.31 at Tiger Track Classic ... Finished 12th in season-best 10:43.60 in steeplechase at Boston-Moon Classic and 18th in 10:45.26 at Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed 22nd in 3000 in 9:50.42 at Coach O Invitational and 16th in 11:00.63 in steeplechase at Sun Belt Championships.

Placed 29th over 8K in 29:28.40 at WKU Old Timers Classic and 37th over 5K in 17:48 at FrontRunner Invitational ... Finished 55th at Sun Belt Championships in 28:45.65 over 8K.
Indoor: Placed ninth in 3000-meters in 9:41.77 at MT Christmas Invitational and ninth in 9:38.47 at Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished 12th in 600-meters in 1:34.66 and member of third-place distance medley relay (11:14.11) at Carle-Health Alliance Invitational ... Placed 15th in 3000 in 9:47.91 at MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished 21st in 3000 in 10:00.35 and 19th in 5000-meters in 17:07.92 at Sun Belt Championships.
Outdoor: Placed 12th in steeplechase in personal-best 10:35.90 at Alabama Relays ... Came in 25th in 5000-meters in 16:32.31 at Yellowjacket Invitational ... Finished fourth in steeplechase in PR of 10:21.83 at Boston Moon Classic ... Placed 91st in 800-meters personal-best 2:09.15 and 26th in steeplechase in personal-best 10:14.87 at Vanderbilt Invitational.

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.
Indoor: Finished seventh in mile run in 4:54.03 at MT Christmas Invitational ... Placed 23rd in mile in 4:55.77 and member of fourth-place 4x800-meter relay at Kentucky Invitational ... Set personal best in mile in 4:48.84 at Middle Tennessee Open and bested that mark in 4:46.38 at Indiana Invitational ... Finished 13th in personal best 9:38.75 in 3000-meters at MT Valentine Invitational.
Outdoor: Finished 13th in 3000-meter steeplechase in 10:53.14 at Alabama Relays and 10th in 10:54.21 at Clemson Relays ... Placed third at Boston Moon Classic in 10:41.23 ... Posted personal best 10:28.96, finishing 13th, at Vanderbilt Invitational.

Placed 58th at Sun Belt Championships to cap strong freshman campaign ... Also finished 28th at UTC FrontRunner, 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 Geology.