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Matthew Newland

Matthew Newland - Cross Country - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

(Updated August 2022)
Tallahassee, Fla.
high school

Top Times

Cross Country Outdoor T&F
5 Mile 25:02.4 5000m 14:19.35
8k 24:41.2
10k 32:17.16
Indoor T&F
3000m  8:27.54




Outdoor T&F: Clocked a 14:31.04 in the 5000m run at the ACC Championships…Placed fourth in the 5000m run (14:28.32) at the UNF Invitational…Finished second in the 5000m with a time of 14:19.35 at the Tom Jones Invitational…Finished the 5000m with a personal best time of 14:37.26 at the Raleigh Relays

Indoor T&F: Finished 5th in the 5000m with a time of 14:39.10 at the Tyson Invitational… Finished 21st in the 3000m with a time of 8:27.54 at the Clemson Bob Pollock Invitational.


Cross Country: Did not participate at the Mountain Dew Invitational…finished 87th overall at the FSU Invitational (27:02.4)…finished 34th overall at the UAB Blazer Classic with an 8k personal-best time (24:41.11).

Outdoor T&F: Competed in the 5000m at the North Florida Invite and placed 17th at 14:53.35…took 7th at the UF Tom Jones Invite to open the season in the 5000m at 15:25.45.


Cross Country: Narrowly missed an 8k PB in his opener when he ran 25:16.7 for 11th-place at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational…was five seconds off his 2018 time at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational, coming home 129th in 25:07.79…posted is best ACC Championships finish in two attempts, finishing 82nd…established a 10k cross country best at the South Region meet (32:17.6).



Cross Country: debuted with a seventh-place finish vs. Boston University at Franklin Park…covered five-mile course in 25:02.4 to finish 58th at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational…recorded his fastest 8k (25:07.5) in a 19th-place finish at the UAB Blazer Classic…after competing at the ACC Championships, produced a solid 48th-place finish as the No. 6 man at the South Region Championships, running 32:46.8 in his first 10k at the Apalachee Regional Park. Indoor: did not compete on the track but placed 22nd at the USATF U20 Cross Country Championships at Apalachee Regional Park on Feb. 2. Outdoor: competed unattached..posted an impressive 14:31.84 5000 at the Florida Relays…followed by running 31:08.53 to finish 19th in the 10,000 at the Penn Relays…placed eighth in the 10,000 at the USATF U20 Championships.


Standout distance runner from Tallahassee’s Chiles High, where he was a three-time All-State performer in both cross country and track…scoring contributor to a Florida 3A state title on the track and three state cross country runner-up teams…posted high school 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 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…majoring in sport management…is the son of John and Kristy Newland…born Aug. 8, 2000.