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SU Cross Country BIO
Matthew Seidel
Player Profile:
Matthew Seidel 1880270
Height: 5'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santa Clara, Calif.
High School: Bellarmine College Prep
Experience: High School

2017 Indoor: At the WAC Championships, took third place in the 5,000 with a time of 14:59.10 ... Also at the WAC Championships, finished the 3,000 with a time of 8:44.52 ... At the UW Invite, finished in fourth place in the 3,000 with an indoor personal record time of 8:30.7.

2016 Cross Country: Academic All-WAC ... At NCAA West Regional, finished 149th in the 10k with a time of 32:47.9 ... At WAC Championships, finished 18th in the 8k with a time of 26:03.50 ... At Beaver Classic, finished 9th in the 8k with a time of 26:45.0 ... At Emerald City Open, finished 12th in the 8k with a time of 27:01.0.

2016 Outdoor: Academic All-WAC ... At WAC Championships, set an outdoor school record and finished 2nd in 5,000 with a time of 14:28.40; finished 2nd in 10,000 with a time of 30:46.21 ... At San Fransisco State Distance Carnival, finished 31st in 10,000 with an outdoor personal record time of 30:45.04 ... At OSU High Performance, finished 2nd in 5,000 with a time of 14:31.47 ... At Lewis and Clark Spring Break Open, finished 3rd in 5,000 with a time of 14:45.92 ... At Bryan Clay Invitational, finished 1st in heat in 5,000 with a time of 14:39.22. 

2016 Indoor: Academic All-WAC ... At UW Indoor Preview, finished the 3,000 meter run with a time of 8:34.80...At UW Invitational, finished the 5,000 meter run with a time of 14:54.48.

2015 Cross Country: Academic All-WAC ... At NCAA West Regional, finished 146th in 10,000 meters with a time of 34:12.3 ... At WAC Championships, finished 26th in 8,000 meters with a time of 25:43.19 ... At Washington Invitational, finished 82nd in 8,000 meters with a time of 24:53.8.

2015 Outdoor: At WAC Championships, finished 14th in the 5000 meter run with a time of 15:52.95.

2014 Cross Country: At WAC Championships, finished 12th in 3000 meter run with a time of 9:18.75, finished 5th in 5000 meter run with a time of 16:11.48 ... Finished 187th in 10000 meter run at NCAA West Regional with a time of 34:04.4 ... Finished 29th in 8000 meter run at WAC Championships with a time of 26:46 ... Finished 15th in 8000 meter run at Emerald City Open with a time of 27:15 ... Finished 18th in 8000 meter run at Viking Cross Country Classic with a time of 26:06.24 ... Finished 30th in 8000 meter run at Sundodger Invitational with a time of 26:01 ... Finished 21st in 4.5 mile run at UW/SU Open with a time of 23:16.37 ... Academic All-WAC

High School: Seidel was a two-time all-league performer as well as earning all-section honors in 2013 at Bellarmine College Prep, helping the Bells win the league title and the sectional title in 2013. The track and field team won the league title all three years Seidel was a member of the varsity team, and he won the league championship in the 3200 meter run. Seidel has gone on service immersion trips to Ecuador and Mexico, and he received the Matteo Ricci General Academic Excellence Award.

Personal: Seidel is the oldest child of Paul and Sylvia Seidel, and he has two younger siblings named Justin and Anneliese. Born July 29, 1996, Seidel plans to major in civil engineering.

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