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Matt Topping
Matt Topping

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kennewick, Wash.

High School:
Kamiakin

Event:
Distances

Birthdate:
09/03/1981

Experience:
3V

2003 (Cross Country): Earned honorable mention to the Pac-10's academic all-conference squad ... ran just twice during the season, both times placing among the team's top-four runners ... was the third Husky finisher at the Pre-National meet, in 24:50 ... took fourth on the squad, 10th overall, at the Sundodger Invitational. 2002-03: Redshirted the indoor season ... focused on the steeple outdoors, with a best time of 9:21.70 in a fourth-place finish at the Ken Foreman Invite ... had a terrific cross country campaign, as one of just four Huskies to run in the UW's top seven at every varsity meet ... was the team's No. 2 runner, 20th overall, at the Pac-10 Championships, finishing in an 8K career-best 24:40 to lead UW to fourth overall ... was 57th at the NCAA Regional meet, clocking a 32:27 in the first 10K cross country race of his UW career ... placed 17th at the Emerald City Invitational and 13th at the Sundodger Invite, helping the Husky men to victories in both meets. 2001-02: Ran twice outdoors on the track, including once each in the steeple and 5000m ... indoors, clocked the sixth-fastest 5000m mark in UW history with a time of 14:40.86 ... also competed in the mile and 3000m ... notched top-10 finishes in five of seven indoor competitions ... helped UW cross country to a win at the Emerald City Invite with a 39th-place finish, in 28:26 ... did not see any other varsity action. 2000-01: Outdoors, competed at distances from 1500m-5000m ... indoors, was a member of the 4x800m relay that won the Jerry Martin Invitational title ... competed in five cross country races a freshman, including a 54th-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships ... recorded top finish of the year at the Emerald City Invite, placing ninth ... clocked season best time (25:41) at the Sundodger Invitational.

High School and Personal: Born Sept. 3, 1981 ... parents are Marcia and Charles ... has three sisters, Sarah, Mary and Abby ... placed sixth at the 1999 state cross country meet ... was voted Big 9 Runner of the Year for cross country his junior season, and for track and cross country his senior season ... earned three top-10 state cross country finishes ... lettered all four years in cross country ... plans to become a youth pastor.

UW Career Bests
Steeple....... 9:21.70
Mile (indoor)....... 4:13.31
3000m (indoor)....... 8:20.54
5000m (indoor)....... 14:40.86
XC: 8000m......... 24:38
XC: 10000m....... 32:27

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