Matthew Grider
Matthew  Grider

RS Sophomore

Kokomo, Ind.

High School:




SAAC Hosting Talent Show Nov. 4

Proceeds from inaugural event to support Riley Hospital for Children


MXC 6th, WXC 7th at Regionals

The Boilermakers had three all-regional performers Friday


Great Lakes Regional Next for XC

The Boilermakers head to Madison to compete for NCAA bids


MXC, WXC Finish Seventh at B1Gs

The youthful Boilermakers battled at the University of Minnesota


XC Heads to Minnesota for Big Tens

The championship portion of the season begins Sunday for cross country

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.

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.


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