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Matt Airola
Matt Airola

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Altaville, Calif.

High School:
Bret Harte

Last College:
American River College

Event:
Cross Country/Distance



10/17/2014

Women's Cross Country Team Captures 4th Consecutive Crimson Classic Title; Men Finish Ninth

The Crimson Tide women were paced by junior Katelyn Greenleaf, who finished fourth in the women's 5k race

10/15/2014

Cross Country Hosts Crimson Classic Friday Afternoon in Tuscaloosa

The collegiate women's race starts at 5 p.m. while the men's race will follow at 5:30 p.m.

09/26/2014

Track & Field Team Commemorates 2013-14 Accomplishments

Airola, Stover, Reed and Ives named team captains for 2014-15 season.

07/10/2014

99 Alabama Student-Athletes Named to SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide was one of three schools with 95 or more honorees

05/30/2014

Track and Field advances Four to NCAA Championships on Day One of East Regional

Junior Nia Barnes (women's hammer throw), redshirt freshman Kyle Felpel (men's shot put), sophomore Josh McCullan (men's long jump) and freshman Quanesha Burks (women's long jump) punched their tickets to next month's NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, with their performances Thursday

Second Team All-SEC, indoor mile (2014)

Senior
2014 Cross Country
Clocked a 24:25 8K at the Paul Short Invitational Finished second with an 8K time of 25:05.27 at the Asheville Cross Country Carnival.

Junior
2014 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.

2014 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.

2013 Cross Country
Finished 49th at the NCAA South Region with a 10k time of 31:16.85 ... was the 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 6k 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.

2013 Indoor Season
Placed 20th at the SEC Championships in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:31.98 ... set a PR in the 3,000 meter at the Mark Colligan finishing second with a 8:16.26 ... ran a 8:32.08 in the 3,000 meters at the Indiana Relays good enough for 12th ... in 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 ... "Big 8" Junior College team title with a victory in the 1,500 meters and a second place finish in the 800 ... set a California junior college record of 4:00.21 in the 1,500 in 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 by Rick Anderson ... son of Mike and Liz Airola ... born Nov. 24, 1991.