Matthew Grider
Matthew  Grider

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Kokomo, Ind.

High School:
Western

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
03/05/1996

09/29/2016

XC Heads to Notre Dame Invite

The Boilermakers will compete against some of the best in the country

09/17/2016

Benner, Carpenter Win State Meet

The Boilermakers are the first to win from the same school since 2010

09/15/2016

XC Heads to Indiana Intercollegiates

The Boilermakers will compete for state bragging rights

09/03/2016

XC Teams Sweep Golden Eagle Invite

The Boilermakers' talented depth was on display Saturday

10/16/2015

NCAA Pre-Nationals Next for Cross Country

The men's and women's teams are both receiving votes in the latest poll

2015 (Redshirt)
  • Did not compete while redshirting.
2014 (Freshman)
  • Took ninth place at the Indiana Intercollegiates 8k open run with a time of 26.20.9.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country; two-year letterwinner in swimming; cross country team won the Sectional Championship his first three seasons; earned Newcomer of the Year award for cross country his freshman year; was the cross country Sectional Champion as a sophomore with a personal record of 16:33; placed 21st at State in the 3200m his sophomore season; placed seventh at State in the 3200m as a junior; placed 19th at State in the 4x800m and 3200m as a senior; track team won the Sectional Championship his senior season; competed in the National Junior Olympics for cross country in 2006 and 2010; competed in the National Junior Olympics for track in 2006 and 2007.

Personal:
Matthew James Grider was born to Fred and Ruth Grider on March 5, 1996; has one brother, Tom, and one sister, Kim; plans to major in engineering; chose Purdue because his siblings, parents and grandpa all attended; enjoys juggling and riding unicycles.

@PurdueTrackXC

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