Cal Track & Field BIO
Matt Petersen
Player Profile:
Matt Petersen 1251240
Other Position: 5000-10000
Year: Junior
Hometown: Davis, Calif.
High School: Davis HS
Experience: SQ
  • Set PRs in the 3000m (8:48.22) and 5000m (14:46.45) in 2011
  • Finished seventh in the state Division I cross country meet as a high school senior

Sophomore (2011): Named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... did not compete indoors Freshman (2010): Ran bests of 14:53.35 in the 5000m at the Brutus Hamilton Open and 8:49.87 early in the season at Stanford. Cross Country: Key member of Cal's cross country team last fall fall, finishing 71st at Pac-12s and 85th at NCAA West Regionals ... earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic notice in 2010 ... took seventh at the USF Invitational as a sophomore ... a member of the Cal travel squad at NCAA West Regionals (111th) ... ran in six meets as a freshman in '09 ... finished 12th at the Sacramento State Jamboree and 16th at the USF Invitational ... also placed 58th at the Pac-10 Championships. High School: Ran a career best in the state meet in the 3200, finishing in 9:01.45 ... section champion as a senior ... a three-time all-conference choice in cross country and two-time pick in track ... his Davis HS team placed third in the state cross country meet during his sophomore season. Personal: Born Feb. 26, 1991, in Arkansas ... parents are Michael and Pamela Petersen ... has an aunt and uncle who both ran track and cross country at Colorado ... has been involved with coaching with the Special Olympics ... career goal is to become a doctor, following both parents who are also doctors ... cell and developmental biology major.

Career Best Marks
Event         Mark   Date
3000m      8:48.22   April 16, 2011
5000m     14:46.45   April 22, 2011
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