- class Junior
- High school Knoxville West
Tennessee High School State Champion – Cross Country
High School: As a senior claimed Footlocker South runner-up with tenth-fastest time on the course as well as Great American runner-up … Tennessee state champion in cross country as a senior after runner-up finishes as a junior and sophomore … Tennessee state runner-up as well as regional champ in 3,200m and 1,600m runs in final season … Cross country regional champ final three years … All-State track selection as a junior and sophomore … Holds AAA state, regional and league cross country course records … Claims 3,200m and 1,600m run regional records … Holds school record in 5,000m and 3,200m runs … Coached by father Marty Sonnenfeldt … Recipient of both the John Mauer Award and the James M. “Doc” Simpson award … Member of Key Club … Volunteered with Knoxville Track Club and Empty Stocking Fund locally.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Logan Sonnenfeldt … Born Nov. 6, 1990 in Knoxville, Tenn. … Parents are Marty and Betty Sonnenfeldt … Has one brother – Daniel … Parents were both distance runners at Tennessee, with Marty securing an All-SEC selection in the 10,000m run … Major is business and marketing.