Matt Airola
Matt  Airola

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Altaville, Calif.

High School:
Bret Harte

Last College:
American River College

Event:
Cross Country/Distance



07/31/2015

More than 30 Alabama Student-Athletes Slated for Summer Commencement

The Crimson Tide’s summer graduates include three-time NCAA Champion Remona Burchell along with eight other All-Americans

07/23/2015

Track and Field Earns Coaches Association Academic Honors

The Crimson Tide women earned All-Academic Team accolades while 17 men and women earned individual All-Academic honors

06/30/2015

107 Alabama Students Earn Place on SEC Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide rowing team led the way with 26 honors while the men's and women's track and field teams added 19 and 18, respectively.

06/09/2015

Track and Field NCAA Outdoor Championships Preview

The Alabama track and field team traveled 18 athletes (10 men, 8 women), including three relay teams, to Eugene, Ore., to compete in the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

04/09/2015

Previewing Track and Field at The Border Clash

The two-state competition was held for the first time last year at the University of Alabama when Alabama, Samford and Auburn went head-to-head with Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Mississippi State

Accolades

  • Second Team All-SEC, cross country (2014)
  • Second Team All-SEC, indoor mile (2014)

Senior (2014-15)
Indoor Season
Ran a personal-best mile time of 4:01.66 to finish as the runner-up in the event at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational ... placed second in the menrs mile run at the Auburn Invitational with a time of 4:05.37.

Cross Country

Finished 56th at the NCAA South Regional 10k with a time of 31:49.1 ... led the Tide to a sixth place finish at the SEC Championships with an 8k time of 24:52.20, capturing 12th overall individually ... ran a 25:41.90 in the Crimson Classic 8k... notched a new personal best with a 24:25 8k at the Paul Short Invitational ... finished second at the Asheville Cross Country Carnival with an 8k time of 25:05.27.

Junior (2013-14)

Outdoor Season

Clocked a time of 3:51.16 in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary ... placed ninth in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:51.71 at the SEC Championships after running a qualifying time of 3:56.93 ... also ran the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the SEC Championships and placed 11th with a time of 9:29.27 ... finished runner-up in the mile with an outdoor PR of 4:01.55 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best time of 8:51.97 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... clocked a personal best of 1:49.40 in the 800 meters to finish fourth at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... won the 1,500 meters at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a time of 3:48.18 ... placed third in the 1,500-meter run at the Alabama Relays with a time of 3:45.86.

Indoor Season

Placed third in the mile at the SEC Championships as he broke the tape in 4:06.66... finished sixth in the mile at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 4:08.19 ... competed in the 3,000-meter run at the Rod McCravy Memorial, placing 12th with a personal best time of 8:15.43 ... ran a personal best 4:02.24 in the mile to place second at the Auburn Invitational.

Cross Country

Finished 49th at the NCAA South Region with a 10k time of 31:16.85 ... was Crimson Tide's top runner at the SEC Championships, finishing 34th with an 8k time of 25:02.88 ... ran an 8k of 25:41 at the Paul Short Invitational en route to a 135th place finish ... finished as the top Crimson Tide runner at the Iowa Invitational with a 6km time of 18:57.75 ... recorded a 5-kilometer time of 16:32.27 at the Samford Dual meet to open the season and finished seventh.

Sophomore (2013)

Indoor Season

Placed 20th at the SEC Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:31.98 ... set a personal best in the 3,000 at the Mark Colligan, finishing second with an 8:16.26 ... ran a 8:32.08 in the 3,000 meters at the Indiana Relays, good for 12th ... in his first race at Alabama, finished sixth in the mile with a time of 4:14.25.

Prep and Personal

Versatile middle distance and distance performer who posted personal bests during prep career of 1:49.44 in the 800 meters, 3:45.80 in the 1,500 and 9:14.81 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... helped lead American River College to the 2012 California "Big 8" Junior College team title with a victory in the 1,500 meters and a runner-up finish in the 800 ... set a California junior college record of 4:00.21 in the 1,500, during a prelim at the Big 8 meet ... in cross country, won the 2012 California Community College Championships in a time of 20:10.68, seven seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, while leading ARC to the team title ... a five-time All-American at ARC ... coached at American River by Rick Anderson ... son of Mike and Liz Airola ... born Nov. 24, 1991.

     
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