Bill Matthews
Bill Matthews

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Baylor School

Last College:
Georgia

Event:
Distance

2013 Outdoor
Did not compete.

2013 Indoor
Did not compete.

2011 (RS Sophomore)
Did not race during the season.

2010 at Georgia (Sophomore)
Redshirted during the season.

2009 at Georgia (Freshman)
Made his career debut and finished third at the 8K Georgia-Georgia Tech Dual Meet after crossing the finish line in 26:03 ... The third collegiate finisher (fourth overall) at the Georgia Cross Country Invitational with a time of 26:47.50 ... The top SEC freshman finisher and 84th overall (25:06) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Continued his strong start by being the third Bulldog across the finish line at the 8K NCAA Pre-Nationals with a 113th-place finish (25:22.2) ... Earned All-SEC Freshman honors during his first 8K SEC Championships by taking 27th place (25:58.66) and scoring for Georgia ... Raced in the 10K NCAA South Regionals and scored with a 34th-place finish (31:33.81).

Background
Named the Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year in cross country as a senior in high school ... Clocked a personal best time of 9:02 in the 3200-meters to place third at the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals ... Finished third in the mile run at the 2008 Nike Indoor Nationals ... Captured the 2008 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships South Regional title with a time of 14:48 ... Won 10 state championships at Baylor School and Mountain Brook, including the "triple crown" (800-meters, 1600, 3200) twice, two cross country titles, and an indoor track 3200-meter crown ... Broke the state course record by winning the State Cross Country Championship as a senior ... Captured the individual title at the 2008 Great American Cross Country Festival ... Finished third at the 2007 Great American Race of Champions ... Ran a time of 4:11 in the 1600-meters and a time of 1:55.29 in the 800-meters during high school ... Named a cross country All-American during his senior year by both DyeStat and the Harrier Magazine ... Also received All-America accolades at the Nike Indoor Nationals ... Ran a course -record time at the Great American Cross Country Festival.

Personal
Full name is William Elliott Matthews VI ... Transferred to Wake Forest following his sophomore season at the University of Georgia ... Born February 19, 1990, in Philadelphia ... Son of Will and Lizy Matthews ... Has one younger brother, John (age 19) ... Majoring in communication.

 

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