Matthew Boughton
Matthew Boughton

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Desert Vista HS

Last College:
Arizona State University

Height:
6-1

Birthdate:
04/14/1990



2012: Did not compete.

Prior to Purdue: Attended Arizona State; 2011 Outdoor: Did not compete; 2011 Indoor: Did not compete; 2010 XC: Ran in three races for the team, including two championship events; finished 42nd in the Pac-10 and 63rd in the West region; opened the year with a 32nd-place showing at the ASU Invitational; 2010 Outdoor: Competed in a trio of events during the outdoor season; ran the 1,500m in 3:57.79 at the Sun Angel Track Classic; was fourth at the Double Dual in the 3,000m run; also ran the 5,000m once; selected Academic All-Pac-10 Second Team; 2010 Indoor: Did not compete; 2009 XC: Competed in four races on the season; finished a season-high 10th place at the ASU Invitational; added two more Top 20 finishes, including 19th at the season-opening George Kyte Invitational and 20th at the Mesa Thunderbird; selected for Academic All-Pac-10 Second Team honors; 2009 Track: Redshirted; 2008 XC: Redshirted; ran in three races unattached from the program; finished sixth at the Joe Uff/ASU Invitational in 25:52.60, his first 8,000m race; also placed fifth at the Mesa Thunderbird Invitational and 16th at the Dave Murray Invitational.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Desert Vista High School (Phoenix); lettered in cross country four times and three times in track & field; captained both teams once; two-time Arizona state high school cross country champion (2006 and 2007); helped team to six championship crowns, including 2005 and 2006 in cross country; DVHS won the track state title in 2007 and 2008; also won the Nike Team Web National Championship in 2007 and 2008; holds a pair of school records, including the 3200m run (9:17) and the 5000m cross country (15:32); earned several all-region and all-city accolades; National Honor Society.

Personal: Majoring in finance (accounting) and Spanish (double major); parents are Thomas and Diane Boughton; has one sister: Jennifer; born April 14, 1990, in Phoenix; hobbies include linguistics, Spanish, running and swimming; full name is Matthew Thomas Boughton.