Matt Young - Cross Country - Arkansas Razorbacks

Matt Young

Sr | 5-7 | Jenks, Okla. | Jenks HS

Senior (2020)
In his fourth consecutive SEC Championship, placed ninth to earn second team All-SEC honor and was fifth scorer for Razorbacks with a time of 24:03.9 on 5 mile course at Baton Rouge … Part of 5-6-7-8-9 finish by Arkansas as they totaled 35 points for the conference victory … Fifth Razorback on team victory in SEC Preview over Mississippi (29-37), placed ninth among field with 17:52.8 on 6k course to open season … Placed 10th in UAB Blazer Classic with a time of 23:40.6 over 8k course to finish as sixth runner for Razorbacks.

Junior (2019)
USTFCCCA All-Academic … Led team in SEC Championships, placing seventh in 23:09.3 on 8k course to earn All-SEC first team honors … Finished third in NCAA South Central Region, covering 10k course in 29:56.7, to earn All-South Central Region honor … Raced in NCAA Championships, placed 147th with a time of 32:19.1 … Opened season with fourth place at Chile Pepper Festival (23:51.2) and finished 30th in Pre-National Invitational (24:08.2).

Sophomore (2018)
Competed in five meets … Finished 26th at the Penn State National … Placed 16th at the South Central Regional Championships earning All-Region honors.

Freshman (2017)
Made his collegiate debut for Arkansas at the SEC Championships (Oct. 27) finishing 11th overall and fourth for the Razorbacks with a time of 24:10.80 … His performance earned him the SEC Freshman Runner of the Year award and All-SEC second-team recognition also being named to the SEC All-Freshman team … In his second meet, he competed in the NCAA South-Central Regional finishing 16th overall earning All-Region honors … He closed out his first cross country season at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (Nov. 18), finishing fifth for the Razorbacks helping bring the team to a fifth-place finish.

High School
Multiple-time state champion … 2016 5,000m New Balance Nationals All-American … Finished 11th at the Foot Locker South Region XC meet his senior year at Jenks.

Personal
Born on Sept. 16, 1998 … Son of John and Nicole Young … Has an older brother; Jack and a younger sister; Heidi … Majoring in accounting.