Matt Grider
Matt  Grider

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Russiaville, Ind.

High School:
Western

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 135

Event:
Distances

Birthdate:
03/05/1996

05/13/2017

Carson Wins LJ Saturday at B1Gs

The Boilermakers are set up for an exciting finish at the Big Ten Championships

04/29/2017

T&F Wins 2 Drake Relays Titles Friday

The Boilermakers advanced to six Saturday finals

03/31/2017

T&F Opens Texas Relays

The team will be busy with three meets Friday

03/18/2017

T&F Wins 3 Events Friday at UTSA

The Boilermakers had a strong opening day to the outdoor season

02/17/2017

T&F Set for Final Prep Ahead of B1Gs

The Boilermakers will compete at Notre Dame for the second time this year

2016 (RS FRESHMAN)
  • Competed in five indoor and six outdoor meets
  • Finished 19th at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 5k with a time of 14:44.00
  • Finished 29th at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in the 5k with a time of 15:03.82
  • Had a 3k PR of 8:22.66 at the Power 5 Conference Clash where he finished eighth
  • Finished runner-up in the 3k at the Purdue vs. Indiana Duals outdoors with a time of 14:33.06
  • Had a 1,500m PR of 3:54.93 at the Battle on the Bayou, where he finished seventh
  • Had a 5k PR of 14:28.77 at the Iowa State Classic indoors

2015 (FRESHMAN)

  • Finished fourth at the Fred Wilt Invitational in the mile run with a time of 4:17.58
  • Placed sixth at the Gene Edmonds Cup in the 1 mile run with a time of 4:21.10

High School: State qualifier for three years; improved personal record from 16:33 to 16:09 sophomore to junior year; finished seventh at state in 3200m as a junior; senior year was 19th at state in 4x800 and 3200m; awarded Cross Country Newcomer of the Year as a freshman.

Personal: Parents of Purdue alumni Fred and Ruth Grider, Matt was born in Kokomo, Indiana; has one brother, Tom, and sister, Kim, who are Boilermakers as well; majoring in engineering; talents include juggling and riding a unicycle.

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