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Matt McKenna
Matt McKenna


Madison, Wis.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 150


Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Junior/Junior

At Wisconsin
2013 Indoor:
At the Red & White Open (2/15), finished fourth in the mile, crossing the finish line in 4:12.89 ... with a personal-best time of 4:08.83, finished third in the mile at the Cyclone Classic (2/9) ... placed 15th in the mile, clocking in at 4:11.06 at the Meyo Invitational (2/1) ... finished 6th in the 3000 meters by clocking in at a persoanl-best 8:18.19 at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26) ... in his season debut, won the mile at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/19) in 4:11.16

2014 Outdoor:
Won the 1500 meters at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) with a time of 3:53.12 ... at the Tom Botts Invitational (5/3), placed runner-up in the 1500 meters in 3:52.36 ... finished eighth in the 1500 meters (3:53.34) at the Long Beach Invitational (4/19) and 49th in the 1500 meters (3:53.51) at the Bryan Clay Invitational (4/18) ... making his outdoor season debut, won the 1500 meters in 4:02.70 at the UW-Platteville Invitational (4/12)

2013 Outdoor:
Finished fifth in the 1500 meters in a personal-best 3:48.39 at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) ... at the Drake Relays (4/25), placed 18th in the 5000 meters in 14:39.31 ... finished third in the 1500 meters in a personal best 3:54.21 at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/20) ... won the 5000 meters in a personal-best 14:36.50 at the Sea Ray Relays (4/12) ... also was part of the 4x800-meter relay team that finished sixth in 7:38.28

2012 Indoor:
Made his season debut in the 3000 meters at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/2), clocking in at a personal-best time of 8:46.48 and finishing fourth

2012 Outdoor: Took seventh place in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:00.42 at the Wisconsin Open (5/5) ... finished 20th in the 1500 meters at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) after clocking in at 4:11.92

2011 Indoor: Redshirt season ... finished second in the 1,000 meter run (2:31.98) competing unattached at the Badger Track Classic (1/15) ... took ninth place in the mile at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/29) competing unattached with a time of 4:19.86 ... competing unattached, finished first in the mile crossing the line in 4:11.87 at the Red & White Open (2/18) ... finished fourth in the mile (4:20.72) and placed fifth in th 3,000 meters (9:11.17) running unattached at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/4)

2011 Outdoor: Redshirt season ... finished eighth in 1,500 meters at USA junior championships (6/25) after running 3:45.84 to clock fourth-fastest preliminary time ... finished second in the 1,500 meters at the Rex Foster Open (4/8) competing unattached and crossing the line in 4:05.00

High School
Won state titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters and was runner-up in the 800 meters as a senior at the 2010 Wisconsin Division 2 state championships ... his 1,600-meter time of 4:12.12 was less than two-tenths of a second off the state record of 4:11.93 ... also qualified for the state meet in the 1,600 and 3,200 as a junior ... won sectional titles in 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters as a senior ... named 2010 All-Area in track and cross country by Madison.com ... earned All-Southern Badger Conference honors as a senior and junior ... three-time letterwinner and a two-time state qualifier in cross country ... cross country co-captain as a senior ... earned all-city and All-Southern Badger first team honors in cross country ... in cross country, won the Southern Badger Conference and Platteville Sectional titles ... finished fifth at the Wisconsin Division 2 state cross country meet as a senior, earning all-state honors ... as a junior, earned all-city and all-conference honors, was fifth at sectionals and 20th overall at the Division 2 state meet ... played linebacker in football his freshman year ... also played doubles in tennis as a freshman ... member of `E' club ... volunteer work includes Attic Angels and Edgewood in the Community work days ... coach: Jim Hanson

Parents are Pat and Pam McKenna ... has a brother, Joe, and three sisters, Kelly, Erin and Meghan ... intended major is undeclared

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
1000 Meters 2:31.98 1-15-11 1500 Meters 3:48.39 5-4-13
Mile 4:08.83 2-9-13 5000 Meters 14:36.50 4-12-13
3000 Meters 8:18.19 1-26-13

Other Notable Performances - Track
2011 USA Jr. Championships
1500 Meters: 8th (3:52.25)
1500 Meters: 4th-P (3:54.84)

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