Matt Cavanaugh
Matt  Cavanaugh


New Berlin, Wis.

High School:

Personal Bests (as of June 2017):

600: 1:30.18
3,000: 9:05.78

800: 2:08.15
: 4:05.01
5,000: 15:31.05

TRFFS Profile

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.):
Competed in the 600-meter race, mile, 3,000-meter run and 4x400-meter relay in the indoor season ... Earned second place at the UW Parkside Fall Finale in the 600-meter race with a time of 1:30.18, a personal best ... Also took second with his 4x400-meter relay squad at the Wisconsin SHELL Shocker (3:36.64) ... Recorded third place at the UW Parkside Classic in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:05.78.
Outdoor (Fr.):
At the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, placed 17th in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 4:07.11 ... Took 22nd at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier in the 1,500-meter run, marking a time of 4:07.11 ... Took sixth in the 1,500-meter race at the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative Meet with a time of 4:13.20.
Cross Country (Fr.):
Competed in the 4.98-mile run, 5k and 8k races for the cross country season ... Placed top-20 at both Fremont Hill and Bale and UW Parkside Midwest Open in the 4.98-mile run with a time of 27:09.7 ... Finished top-50 at the ISU Adidas Pre Nationals in the 8k with a time of 27:49.5 ... Recorded a top-100 finish at the National Catholic Cross Country Invitational 5k (27:30.7).

Prior to Marquette: Lettered in track and cross country at Eisenhower High School … Three-time All-Woodland Conference honoree in cross country, including first team designation senior year … Was a sectional champion and earned Second Team All-State honors as well … Ran the second-fastest 5K in school history with a mark of 15:56.25 … Set the school record in the 1,600-meter run (4:17.81) as well as the 4x800-meter relay and distance medley relay as a senior … Also holds the 1,600-meter indoor record of 4:31 … Was a sectional champion in the 3,200-meter run as a senior, while finishing runner-up in the 1,600 … Named Eisenhower Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Personal: Cavanaugh was born in West Allis, Wis. and is the son of Greg and Pam Cavanaugh … Father played football at St. Norbert College … Plans to study biological sciences.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
5,000-meter run:
 17th (15:31.05)


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