Cal Cross Country BIO
Matt Petersen
Player Profile:
Matt Petersen 1251240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Davis, Calif.
High School: Davis HS
Experience: 1 Letter
Cross Country: Chosen honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... participated in four races, which included a 111th-place finish at NCAA regionals ... best showing was seventh at the second-opening USF Invitational ... ran in six meets during the fall of '09 ... finished 12th at the Sac State Jamboree and 16th at the USF Invite ... also placed 58th at the Pac-10 meet. Track: Set PRs in the 3000 meters (8:48.22) and 5000 meters (14:46.45) ... as a freshman in 2010, had season bests of 8:49.87 in the 3000 and 14:53.35 in the 5K. High School: Ran a career best in the state meet in the 3200, finishing in 9:01.45 ... finished seventh in the state Division I cross country meet as a senior, when he was also the section champion ... 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.
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