Matt Watson
Matt Watson


Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Paxton School for Advanced Studies


• Indoor All-SEC, DMR (2009)
• Outdoor All-Mideast Region, 4x100m (2009)
• Outdoor NCAA Qualifier, 4x100m (2009)

All-Time Rank at Alabama:
• Indoor DMR - 8th
• Outdoor 4x100m - 10th

Career Bests:
• 200m - 21.97
• 400m - 47.86

Junior (2008-09): Finished 14th in the 400m dash with an indoor season best time of 47.96 at the SEC Indoor Championships and ran the 400m leg of the DMR that finished second with a time of 9:47.66 to earn All-SEC...finished eighth at the Husky Classic in the 400m (47.96)...finished 24th in the 400m dash (48.44) at the SEC Outdoor Championships as well as seventh in the 4x100m relay (39.73)...finished fifth in the 4x100m relay with a time of 39.77 at the Mideast Regional...member of the 4x100m relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships that ran a season best time of 39.67, but did not advance to the finals...opened the outdoor season with a personal best time of 21.97 in the 200m dash to finish seventh at the Alabama Relays...posted a personal best time of 47.86 in the 400m dash to finish eighth at the Mississippi Open.

Sophomore (2007-08): Third best 400m sprinter for Alabama during the indoor season behind All-American Michael Cooley.

Freshman (2006-07): Second best sprinter for Alabama in the 400m outdoors ...ran a career best 47.93 in the 400m at the Outdoor SEC Championships...member of the 4x400m relay team.

Prep and Personal: Member of the Paxton School for Advanced Studies in Jacksonville, Florida...Birthday: February 23, 1987...Parents: Fredrick and Rushon Watson...Siblings: Mark and Fredrick...Majoring in Elementary Education.