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Matt Johnsen
Matt Johnsen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Broulee, Australia

Last College:
Victoria University

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 156

Birthdate:
06/27/1988

Experience:
3L

2013 Outdoor Season:Competed in six races across five meets ... Earned all-conference honors in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meter runs at the Southland Outdoor Championships with times of 14:37.13 and 30:20.62, respectively, finishing second and third ... Took home Texas State Bobcat Classic crown in the 5,000 with a time of 14:27.73, which ranked fifth in the Southland ... Placed 22nd at the Mt. SAC Relays with a 10K time of 30:00.14, ranking third in the conference.

2013 Indoor Season:Ran in three races over two meets ... Finished 75th in the 3,000 meter run at the Husky Classic with a time of 8:36.02 ... Also ran in the 3K at the Southland Championships, ending eighth at 8:38.50 ... Finished eighth in the 5,000 as well at the SLC meet with a time of 15:12.38.

2012 Cross Country Season:Ran at five events ... Earned All-America honors after a 33rd place finish in the 10,000-meter NCAA Championships with a time of 29:56.2 ... Ended fifth at the 10,000-meter South Central Regional at 30:26.4 ... Earned all-conference honors by completing the 8,000-meter Southland Championships in 24:11.4 to place fifth ... Finished second in 6,000-meter Rice Invitational at 16:48 ... Named to USTFCCCA's All-Academic team.

2012 Outdoor Season:Completed four races over four meets ... Finished third in the 10,000 meter run and 12th in the 3,000 at Southland Championships with times of 31:35.56 and 15:19.15, respectively ... Finished second in the 5K at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic with a time of 14:29.88 ... Ended 16th in the 10K at Stanford Invitational at 29:25.70.

2012 Indoor Season:Ran in six races at four events ... Earned Most Outstanding Track Athlete at Southland Championships after taking home the 5,000 meter crown with a time of 14:40.74 ... Also finished second 3,000 at the meet at 8:26.36 ... Posted best 5K time of the season at Iowa State Classic, ending fifth at 14:14.84 ... Finished second in the event at the Leonard Hilton Invitational with a time of 15:02.29 ... Finished 3K race at Birmingham Invitational and Multi's in 8:25.25 to place third.

2011 Cross Country Season:Raced at seven events ... Advanced to NCAA Championships after finishing eighth with a time of 30:57.1 at the 10,000-meter South Central Regional ... Placed 89th at the national meet at 30:42.8 ... Posted second place finish at the Southland Championships, completing the 8,000 meter course in 24:51.3 ... Won 8,000-meter Grass Routes Grand Prix with a time of 25:14. ... Named to USTFCCCA's All-Academic team.

2011 Outdoor Season:Placed second in the 5,000 meter run at the McNeese Cowboy Relays with a time of 15:08.94.

2011 Indoor Season:Finished sixth in the 4,800 meter run at the Southland Championships, clocking in at 14:48.44.

2010 Cross Country Season:Named Southland Conference Freshman of the Year ... Ran in six events ... Advanced to NCAA Championships after a ninth place finish at the South Central Regional, completing the 10,000 meter course in 30:30.6 ... Placed 136th at the national meet with a time of 31:29.9 ... Finished third at 8,000-meter Southland Championships with a time of 24:50.1 ... Also came in third at 8,000-meter Bronco Invitational with a time of 23:55.2 ... Runner up at 8,000-meter George Mason Invitational at 24:22.

2010 Outdoor Season:Ran in six events at seven meets ... Finished second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Southland Championships with a time of 9:06.66 ... Also came in third in the 5,000 meter run at the conference meet, putting up a time of 14:48.44 ... Ended 24th in the steeplechase at the NCAA West Preliminary Round with a time of 9:04.72 ... Picked up third place finish in the steeplechase at the Texas Relays, posting a time of 9:12.42.

2010 Indoor Season:Competed in five races over four meets ... Finished third and 11th in the 5,000 and 3,000 meter runs, respectively, at the Southland Championships with times of 14:52.35 and 8:43.42 ... Also put up a third place finish in the 3K at the LSU Twilight Invitational with a time of 8:43.98.

Moruya High School:Ran for head coach Mark Buttifant ... Earned New South Wales state titles in the 2,000 meter steeplechase ... Named Male Sportsperson of the Year as a senior ... Also won a national championship for his age group in the 3,000 meter steeple chase.

Personal:Born Matthew Peter Johnsen on June 27, 1988 ... Son of Peter and Annemaree Johnsen.

02/14/2014

Cross Country takes home All-Academic honors

Harrell, Johnsen and Lattimore earn individual recognition

12/17/2013

Johnsen named Southland Student-Athlete of the Year

Conference champion earns recognition for a second time

11/23/2013

Cards compete at National Championships

Johnsen's decorated career comes to an end at national meet

11/22/2013

Harrell and Johnsen head to National Championships

Duo sets out with history in mind

11/15/2013

Harrell and Johnsen advance to national meet

LU men place third, women seventh

11/02/2013

Lady Cards & Cards take SLC Championship

Lake Charles, LA (COURTESY: SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE)

09/12/2013

Darren Gauson talks about upcoming race

Beaumont, TX

10/26/2012

Men place 2nd; Women place 3rd

10/24/2012

SLC Championship to be held @ Terrell Park (Beaumont, TX)

The Lamar Men's & Women's Cross Country teams are in preparation for the SLC CHampionships @ Terrell Park in Beaumont, TX. The even will be held on Friday @ 9AM (CST) (Beaumont, TX)

11/02/2011

Women finish third

Nacogdoches, TX

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