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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

11/04/2014

The Wrap: Cross Country Sweeps SLC Championships

(Natchitoches, TX) Both the Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams won the Individual and Team Championships Monday in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Runners Sam Stabler and Mittu Hukka and Coaches Clark and Gauson discuss the impressive sweep.

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)

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