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Matthew

Scarpill

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Year: Freshman
Hometown: Warrington, Pa.
High School: Central Bucks South

Bio

Event PR Meet Course Location Year
5k 15:46.8 TCNJ Blue/Gold Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2017
6k 26:18.8 Rider Invitational Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2017
8k 25:29 Paul Short Run Goodman Campus Bethlehem, Pa. 2017


2017 SJU Best Freshman Award

2017: Ran in five races and scored twice... Went 15:46.8 for 5k to place 26th in a field of 74 in collegiate debut at the TCNJ Blue/Gold Invitational... Ran first collegiate 6k in 26:18.8 to take 23rd in a field of 79 at the Rider Invitational... Ran season-best 6k time of 25:29 to place 54th in a field of 370 in the Paul Short Run Brown race, scoring as SJU's #2 runner... Finished fourth in a field of 47 at the Lafayette Leopard Invitational, crossing the 8k race in 27:06.6 as SJU's #4 runner... Closed season with a 44th-place finish in a field of 203 at the IC4A Championship, recording a five-mile time of 26:24.5.

High School/Personal: Three-time state medalist, in the indoor 3000m and outdoor 1600m (4:13) as a senior and in the indoor DMR (1600m leg) as a freshman… State qualifier for cross country as a senior and in the indoor mile as a junior… 2017 district champion and league champion in the outdoor 3200m as a senior… All-Northeast Region Third Team cross country selection as a senior… Two-time All-League First Team cross country selection for freshman and junior seasons… Two-time All-League Honorable Mention, in the outdoor 1600m (4:23) as a sophomore and in the outdoor 4x800m relay as a freshman… District qualifier in the outdoor 1600m as a freshman… Freshman of the Year… Earned 12 varsity letters between cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track… Did volunteer work for an Ivy League professor’s mathematical finance textbook designed for returning veterans… Community service experience includes directing and timing for the local 5k, helping to build a playground at a local Catholic school, and organizing a running session with the local elementary school… Father, Dave, wrestled at Central Connecticut State and defeated an eventual Olympic gold medalist… Majoring in actuarial science.

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