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


  • class Senior
  • High school Beavercreek

• 2009 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2009-10 (Junior): Cross Country – Scored in each meet of the season for UK except the NCAA Southeast Regional when he fell sick just prior to the race, yet still competed … At SEC Championships, placed fourth on the team and 42nd overall in an 8K time of 26:31 … Placed fifth on the team and 59th overall at the 8K Greater Louisville Classic, finishing the course in 25:19.92 … At the 5-mile Old Timers Classic, finished fourth on the team and 10th overall ending his run in 26:13. Outdoor – Competed solely in the 1,500m run … At the Pepsi Florida Relays ran a season-best time of 3:57.68. Indoor – Put together his best performance of the season at the SEC Championships in the mile run with a time of 4:20.23.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Cross Country – Did not compete. Indoor – Competed in the 800m, mile and 3,000m runs … Turned in season-best mile time of 4:21.72 at the McCravy Memorial Meet. Outdoor – Ran personal-best 1,500m time of 3:58.24 at SEC Championships … Posted personal-best 800m time at EKU Open crossing the line in 1:55.51.

2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country – Competed in all six races for UK … Best finish was at 4-mile Eastern Kentucky Invitational, finishing at a time of 19:50 good for sixth on the team and 12th overall. Indoor – At SEC Championships, ran personal-best mile time of 4:21.22 … Ran personal-best 800m time of 1:57.81 at McCravy Memorial Meet. Outdoor – Posted season-best 800m time at EKU crossing the line in 1:58.80 … At Yellow Jacket Invitational, ran season-best time in 1,500m of 4:05.77.

High School: A four-year letterwinner in track and one-year letterwinner in cross country … A first-team all-conference track selection in the 1,600 meters his senior campaign … A second-team all-conference honoree in cross country last season … Earned a special-mention 1,600-meter all-conference distinction his junior year … Cross country squad captured its district championship in 2006 … Coached by Jack Holliday … Competed in soccer his first three years of high school and swimming his freshman campaign … Soccer team was its conference champion in the 2003 and 2004 seasons with Wagner as a member.

Personal: Full name is Matthew Lawrence Wagner … Born Aug. 15, 1988 in Denver, Colo. … Parents are Gerald and Susan Wagner … Has two brothers – Andrew and Philip - and one sister, Sarah … Brother Andrew ran cross country at Savannah College of Art and Design … Placed sixth overall in the 2009 New Jersey State Sprint Triathlon that included a 500m swim, 11.5 mile bike race and 5K run … Major is mechanical engineering.

Read more