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ASU Cross Country BIO
Matt Boughton
Player Profile:
Matt Boughton 1265621
Position: Distance
Height: 6'1"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Desert Vista

2011 Outdoor: Did not compete... 2011 Indoor: Did not compete... 2010 XC: Ran in three races for the team, including two championship events... finished 42nd in the Pac-10 and 63rd in the West region... opened the year with a 32nd-place showing at the ASU Invitational... 2010 Outdoor: Competed in a trio of events during the outdoor season... ran the 1,500m in 3:57.79 at the Sun Angel Track Classic... was fourth at the Double Dual in the 3,000m run... also ran the 5,000m once... selected Academic All-Pac-10 Second Team... 2010 Indoor: Did not compete... 2009 XC: Competed in four races on the season... finished a season-high 10th place at the ASU Invitational... added two more Top 20 finishes, including 19th at the season-opening George Kyte Invitational and 20th at the Mesa Thunderbird... selected for Academic All-Pac-10 Second Team honors... 2009 Track: Redshirted... 2008 XC: Redshirted... ran in three races unattached from the program... finished sixth at the Joe Uff/ASU Invitational in 25:52.60, his first 8,000m race... also placed fifth at the Mesa Thunderbird Invitational and 16th at the Dave Murray Invitational.

High School: A 2008 graduate of Desert Vista High School (Phoenix)... lettered in cross country four times and three times in track & field... captained both teams once... two-time Arizona state high school cross country champion (2006 and 2007)... helped team to six championship crowns, including 2005 and 2006 in cross country... DVHS won the track state title in 2007 and 2008... also won the Nike Team Web National Championship in 2007 and 2008... holds a pair of school records, including the 3200m run (9:17) and the 5000m cross country (15:32)... earned several all-region and all-city accolades... National Honor Society.

Personal: Majoring in finance (accounting) and Spanish (double major)... parents are Thomas and Diane Boughton... has one sister: Jennifer... born April 14, 1990, in Phoenix... hobbies include linguistics, Spanish, running and swimming... full name is Matthew Thomas Boughton.

Personal Bests • 1500: 3:57.79 • 1600: 4:22 • 3000: 8:45.85 • 5000: 14:39.28

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