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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



10/31/2014

Cross Country Teams Post Impressive Finishes at SEC Cross Country Championships

Crimson Tide women post highest team finish (3rd) since 1994; Tide men improve 5 spots in team standings to place 6th.

10/30/2014

Cross Country Set to Host SEC Championships Friday

The women will race in the 6k at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (CT), while the men's 8k is slated to begin at 10 a.m. CT

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.

Accolades

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

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

Senior (2014-15)

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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