Track & Field
Matt Sonnenfeldt - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Sophomore
  • High school Knoxville West

• 2009 All-SEC Freshman Team – Cross Country

2009-10 (Freshman): Cross Country – Placed 31st overall at SEC Championships in a time of 26:02 to earn conference All-Freshman team honors … At NCAA Southeast Regional, stopped the clock at 32:07 to place second for the Cats and 55th overall on the 10K course … Placed 35th overall and third on the team at the Greater Louisville Classic recording an 8K time of 24:57.31 … At 5-mile Old Timers Classic, turned in a time of 25:56 to finish eighth overall … Finished among the top three Wildcats in each race of season … Won SEC Male Freshman of the Week honors this season after posting the best UK time at the Eastern Kentucky Invitational.

High School: As a senior claimed Footlocker South runner-up with 10th-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.

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