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MATTHEW NEWLAND - Track & Field - Florida State Seminoles

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Tallahassee, Fla.
high school



8k: 24:41.11

10k: 32:17.6



Sophomore made six cross country starts for the second consecutive season, including the ACC, South Region and NCAA Championship meets

Was at his best in opener at Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational, placing 11th overall and sixth on the team



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).


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.