Matthew Grider
Matthew Grider

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Kokomo, Ind.

High School:
Western HS

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
03/05/1996



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.