AS A JUNIOR:Finished in third place in 19:22 at the Valparaiso Crusader Opener ... focused on distance ... lone indoor performance came in the 5,000 in 15:24.61 ... opened the outdoor season at the Purdue Invitational in the 5,000 clocking in at 5:13.83 ... concluded his outdoor season at the Gina Relays running the 5,000 in 15:17.55.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Finished fifth in the 5,000 at the Dave Rankin Invitational in 15:12.62.

AS A FRESHMAN:Opened the season in the 5,000 and raced to a 15:28.54 at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... ran the 1,600 in 4:26.71 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... competed in the 3,000, finishing in 8:47.42 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... ran the 5,000 in 15:24.89 at the Meyo Invitational ... finished the 5,000 in 15:15.62 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... rounded out his first campaign by stopping the clock in 15:16.85 in the 5,000 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track at Georgetown Prep (Md.) ... also lettered twice in swimming ... cross country team captain as a senior in high school ... named to the Interstate Athletic all-conference team six times between cross country and track ... all-state runner in cross country as a senior ... has two brothers and a sister ... born October 25, 1988 ... son of Moira and Joseph Abernethy ... accounting major in the Mendoza College of Business.

Mat Abernethy
Mat  Abernethy


College Park, MD

High School:
Georgetown Prep


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Event Calendar

September 18
2:00 PM
vs National Catholic Championship
Notre Dame, Ind. (Notre Dame Golf Course)
October 2
2:00 PM
vs Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Notre Dame Golf Course)
October 16
11:00 AM
at Wisconsin Invitational
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
October 23
11:00 AM
at Illini Open
Champaign, Ill. (Univ. of Ill. Arboretum)
October 30
vs ACC Championship
Tallahassee, Fla. (Apalachee County Park)
November 13
12:00 PM
vs NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Madison, Wis. (Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course)
November 21
12:00 PM
vs NCAA Championship
Louisville, Ky. (EP Tom Sawyer State Park)

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