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Matt Joyner
Matt Joyner

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Jackson, Tenn.

High School:
Madison Academic

Height:
6-0

Event:
Cross Country/Distance

Experience:
2L



07/02/2013

Alabama Athletics Places 77 on SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

The softball team's 15 honorees led the way for the Tide, followed by the 12 members of the rowing team and the 12 members of the women's track and field team. The Alabama baseball team placed 11 members on the honor roll; women's golf, men's tennis and men's track and field each landed six student-athletes on the honor roll, followed by the four members of the women's tennis team

04/13/2013

Batson Runs Fastest 100 Time in the World for 2013 To Lead Tide

University of Alabama sprinter Diondre Batson ran the fastest 100-meter dash time in the world.

04/06/2013

Hakansson's UA Record in Hammer Highlights Day at Crimson Tide Invite

Alabama Men 2nd, Women 4th at Crimson Tide Invite.

11/09/2012

Cross County Women Finish 6th; Men 14th At NCAA South Regional

Katelyn Greenleaf led the Crimson Tide women with a 24th place finish, while Gil Walton finished 66th to lead the UA men

10/26/2012

Alabama Finishes 11th In Both Divisions at SEC Cross Country Championships

The UA men's team finished with 309 points while the women's team amassed 268 points

Career Bests
Track
• 800 meters - 1:56.21
• 1,500 meters - 4:00.08
• Mile - 4:17.90
• 3,000 meters - 8:50.99
• 3,000 meter steeplechase - 9:26.15

Cross Country

• 5 kilometers - 15:37.37
• 8 kilometers - 26:04.43
• 10 kilometers - 32:55.46

Junior
2013 Cross Country
Finished 11th to start the season at the Samford Dual meet with a 5-kilometer time of 16:49.04.

Sophomore
2013 Outdoor Season
Was 34th in the 1,500 meters at the Alabama Relays on March 22 with a time of 4:04.40 ... placed 5th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Crimson Tide Invitational on April 6 in a time of 9:26.15 ... was 5th in the 1,500 meters in a time of 4:01.83 at the Spec Towns Invitational at Georgia on April 13 ... placed 2nd in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:39.83 at the LSU Alumni Gold meet in Baton Rouge on April 20.

2013 Indoor Season
Competed in two meets during the indoor season, the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener on January 12 and the Auburn Invitational on January 19 ... competed in the 3,000 meters at both events ... placed 18th in the 3,000 at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener with a time of 8:54.66 ... was 20th in the 3,000 at the Auburn Invitational in a time of 8:50.99.

2012 Cross Country
Won the individual title at the Crimson Tide Kick-Off on September 1 with a 6k time of 20:44.78 ... placed 153rd at the Notre Dame Invitational on September 28 with an 8k time of 26:23 ... was 64th at the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa on October 13 with an 8k time of 27:30.70 ... placed 75th at the SEC Championships on October 26 in an 8k time of 25:52.86 ... was 93rd overall at the NCAA South Regional with a 10k time of 32:02.9.

Freshman
2012 Outdoor Season
Came in 19th in the 1,500-meter prelims at the SEC Championships with a time of 4:01.56 ... was eighth in the 1,500 meters at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational with a personal best 4:00.08 ... timed a 4:00.81 in the 1,500 meters at the Spec Towns Invitational to finish ninth ... ran first leg of distance medley relay team that finished first at Alabama Relays ... recorded a personal-best 1:56.21 in the 800 meters at the Bulls Invitational to finish ninth.

2013 Outdoor Season
Came in 19th in the 1,500-meter prelims at the SEC Championships with a time of 4:01.56 ... was eighth in the 1,500 meters at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational with a personal best 4:00.08 ... timed a 4:00.81 in the 1,500 meters at the Spec Towns Invitational to finish ninth ... ran first leg of distance medley relay team that finished first at Alabama Relays ... recorded a personal-best 1:56.21 in the 800 meters at the Bulls Invitational to finish ninth.

2012 Indoor Season
Set a career best in the mile at SEC Championships with a 4:17.90 finish ... placed 15th in the mile with a 4:19.52 at Texas A&M Invitational ... ran 4:19.26 in the mile at the New Balance Invitational ... was 11th overall in the mile at the Auburn Invitational with a time of 4:26.58 ... recorded a 4:22.81 in the mile at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener.

2011 Cross Country
Finished in 114th with a time of 34:24.8 at the 10-kilometer NCAA South Regional ... was 82nd overall with an 8-kilometer time of 27:14.39 at the SEC Championships ... came in 72nd at the 8-kilometer Crimson Classic with a time of 26:59.91 ... placed 153rd overall with a personal-best time of 26:04.43 at the 8-kilometer Greater Louisville Classic ... finished in 78th with a time of 27:06.40 in first race with UA at the 8-kilometer Commodore Classic.

Prep and Personal
Was the 2010 Tennessee A-AA State Champion in cross country ... also named to the 2010 all-state and all-region teams ... finished third at the 2009 state championships ... during the track season, he captured the A-AA state title in the 800 meters and finished third in the 1,600 meters ... owns a personal best of 1:57.93 in the 800 meters and 4:16.44 in the 1,500 meters ... was named the Jackson Sun 2010 Track & Field Athlete of the Year ... finished fourth at the 2009 state championships in the 1,600 meters ... had a perfect 4.0 GPA in high school.