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MATTHEW NEWLAND

Player profile

position
Distance
year
Freshman
hometown
Tallahassee, Fla.
high school
Chiles

BIO

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

One of five true freshmen on the roster who will be vying for a spot in the lineup…comes to FSU from local distance power Chiles High, where he was a three-time All-State performer in both cross country and track & field…contributed to one Florida 3A state track & field team title and three 3A state cross country runner-up teams.

Personal

Standout distance runner from Tallahassee boasts personal-bests of 4:19.35 (1600), 9:10.68 (3200) and owns a 5k cross country best of 15:50.10 (Great American)…3200 PB came at 2018 Arcadia (Cal.) Invitational where he was seventh in the seeded race…finished sixth and fourth as a junior and senior, respectively, at the Florida 3A state cross country championship meet and was runner-up in the 3200 as a senior and fourth in the 1600…was a three-time, first-team All-Big Bend selection in cross country and track & field…outstanding student who was inducted into the National Honor Society in 2015…graduated as an honors scholar…plans to major in sport management…is the son of John and Kristy Newland…born Aug. 8, 2000.