- Al Matheny
- Gainesville, Fla.
- Oak Hall High School
Major: Exercise Physiology/Pre-Medicine
Track Events: 3,000m, 5,000m and 3,000m Steeplechase
Highlights: SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2005-06 Two top 10-finishes Earned honorable mention for the University of Floridas Outstanding Male Leadership Award in the summer of 2008 Personal bests of 25:02.8 (8K) and 25:38 (5-mile).
2008: Competed in three races for the Gators Earned second career top-10 finish, coming in ninth at the Mountain Dew Invitational Recorded a career-best 5-mile time at the Notre Dame Invitational as the seventh Gator to cross the finish line Ran in the SEC Championship meet.
2007: Competed in the first two meets of the season, the Mountain Dew Invitational and the Tiger Invitational Set 8K then-career-best time at the Auburn Invitational, coming in at 25:26.51.
2006: Redshirt season
2005: Competed in the first three races of the season Finished 17th at the Mountain Dew Invitational with a time of 25:41.61 Earned the first top-10 career finish with a fifth-place finish at the Walt Disney World Classic with a 25:56.61 8K time.
2004: Ran two races for the Gators Finished 23rd at the Walt Disney World Classic.
Track Highlights: One career victory Won the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2006 Diet Pepsi Classic Personal bests of 8:57.6 (i3,000m), 9:21.92 (steeple) and 14:53.6 (o5,000).
Prep: Finished seventh at the 2003 Class 1A Florida High School Cross Country Championships Finished third in the 3,200m and the 4x800m relay at the state championships in 2003 and 2004 Took third in the 1,600m at the 2004 state championship Also played soccer Team was state runner-up senior season Member of several clubs and winner of numerous academic and leadership awards Student government president.
Personal: Son of Albert and Jane Matheny Father is dean of the Liberal Arts College at UF Graduated from Florida with honors Currently attending graduate school in human performance Enjoys surfing, body boarding and mountain biking Also considered Texas Chose Florida because of the opportunities available.