Matt Lawder
Matt Lawder
Year: Junior
Hometown: Saint Louis, Mo.
High School: University H.S.

2008: Ran in five meets including four for the Bulldogs...finished 149th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 25:43...placed 15th with a time of 26:33 at the Great American Legends meet...clocked a time of 26:30 at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet to finish in 27th place...finished 61st in the open division of the 2008 Pre-Nationals recording a time of 26.01...ending the season 19th at the Horizon League Championships with a time of 26.16.

2007: Placed fourth at the Horizon League Championship with a time of 26:15.1...named first team All-Horizon League...named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year...placed 126th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional...finished 136th at the Notre Dame Invitational...came in first at the Purdue Open (19:21.63)...placed 15th at the Indiana Intercollegiate Meet (26:11).

High School: Two-year All-State cross country runner at St. Louis University High School...Most Valuable Runner as a senior...two-year all-conference and all-metro...helped lead high school team to a state runner-up finish in 2006 and a state fourth place finish in 2005...earned three varsity cross country letters...personal records: 5,000 meters-cross country (15:59), 3,200 meters (9:31), 1,600 meters (4:19)...High School Coach: Jim Linhares.

Personal: Physics major...son of Mark and Janet Lawder...born 11/2/88.