2011 - Placed 16th in the steeple at the NCAA Prelim (8:57.55) ... Finished fourth in the steeple (9:11.24) at Pac-10s ... Won the steeple against USC (8:57.76) ... Was fifth in the 5000m against Oregon (14:34.03) and placed third at the RJ/JJK Invite (14:35.52) ... Had a top 10,000m time of 29:48.66 ... IN indoor track, had a top 3000m time of 8:20.00 and top 5000m mark of 14:22.02.
2010 - Redshirt season.
2009 - Finished third in the steeple against USC (9:20.80) ... Won the steeple at the UCLA Invite (9:11.44, season-best) ... Had a top 5000m time of 14:38.56 ... In indoor track, had a top 3000m time of 8:26.67.
2008 - Finished 15th in the steeple (9:02.35) at the West Region Championships ... Ran a lifetime-best of 9:02.16 at the Oregon Dual, placing third overall ... Also ran 9:02.16 at the RJ/JJK Invite and placed fifth overall.
Summer 2007 - Competed at the USATF Junior National Championships.
2007 - Placed 20th in the steeple at the West Region championships (9:18.65) ... Ran 9:05.60 in the steeple at the Oxy Invite ... Was second in the steeple at USC (9:14.46) ... At Cal/Nevada, finished second in the 5000m (14:52.49) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
High School - Letterwinner in track and cross country ... All-State in the 3200m in 2006 (6th) ... Two-time (`05, `06) San Joaquin Section Masters Champion in the 3200m ... Sacramento Area Male Track Athlete of the Year in 2005 ... Two-time CA State Meet participant ... All-State in 2004 (10th) and 2005 (5th) for cross country ... Three-time State Meet participant in cross country ... San Joaquin Section Champion in 2004 and 2005 in cross country ... Two-time Sacramento Bee All-Metro MVP (`04, `05) ... School record in the 1600m (4:17.8), 3200m (9:10.11, 49th on the 2006 U.S. Prep List) and 3000m (8:39.0) ... His 1600m and 3200m bests broke previous school records that were set in 1964 ... FootLocker West Regional Championships competitor (9th, 15:53 5k), earning 2nd-team All-Region honors ... Three-time USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country National Championships All-American.
Personal - Born April 4, 1988 in Ft. Leavenworth, KS ... Son of Jacob Matthews and Patricia Patterson ... Has one brother, Ben and one sister, Meghan ... Atmospheric, Oceanic and Environmental Sciences major.
Matthew's Best Marks
1500m - 3:57.79
2-mile - 9:03.14
Steeple - 9:02.16
Indoor 3000m - 8:27.16
5000m - 14:31.14