Matthew Grider
Matthew  Grider

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Kokomo, Ind.

High School:
Western

Height:
5-9

Birthdate:
03/05/1996

11/11/2016

MXC 6th, WXC 7th at Regionals

The Boilermakers had three all-regional performers Friday

11/10/2016

Great Lakes Regional Next for XC

The Boilermakers head to Madison to compete for NCAA bids

10/30/2016

MXC, WXC Finish Seventh at B1Gs

The youthful Boilermakers battled at the University of Minnesota

10/28/2016

XC Heads to Minnesota for Big Tens

The championship portion of the season begins Sunday for cross country

10/15/2016

XC Battled Nation's Best at Pre-Nationals

Thirteen teams across both genders competed in Saturday's meet

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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