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Matthew Swanson
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 6'0"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: North Vancouver, B.C. Canada
High School: Sutherland High
WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Indoor - Ran collegiate indoor best time in 800m of 1:53.83i at Husky Classic (2/15/14, Seattle)…at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships ran the 800m leg of the fourth-place distance medley relay (9:53.38i) and finished 12th in 800m (1:54.16)…Outdoor - Ran PR time in 400m of 49.84 at Vandal Jamboree (5/10/14, Moscow)…top collegiate time in 800m was 1:51.68 at Stanford Invite…finished 16th in 800m (1:52.65) at Pac-12 Championships…named to Pac-12 All-Academic track and field first team.
 
FRESHMAN (2012-13):Indoor - Ran the 800m in a time of 1:55.45i at Husky Classic (2/9/13, Seattle)…400m time of 51.33i was at Bronco Invite (1/19/13, Nampa)…Outdoor - Redshirt season…competed unattached at Cougar Invite in 400m (49.80).
 
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Ran track and cross country at Sutherland Secondary for coach Hillary Watt…also played soccer (coach Bill Mahon) and competed in kickboxing (coach Anita Katzberg)…sophomore season at BC High School Championships finished fifth in 400m hurdles and eighth in 400m (50.38)…named Sutherland Athlete of the Year…as a junior at BC High School Championships finished third in 800m…repeated as Sutherland Athlete of the Year…senior season won 400m hurdles at BC High School Track and Field Championships…senior year at BC High School Championships won 400m hurdles with PR time of 55.44 and won 800m with PR time of 1:52.30.,,member of NorWesters Track and Field Club for coach Robert Leone…six-time provincial club medalist…four-time national medalist…accorded 2011 Robinson Cup (top athlete in the club)…named Outstanding Male Athlete 2009, 2010 and 2011…ran indoor PR time in 800m of 1:52.35i at 2012 UW Indoor Open.
 
PERSONAL. Born in May 1994 in North Vancouver, British Columbia…father Michael is an IT manager…mother Monica works in human resources…younger brother Adam…enjoys skiing…earned honor roll and honor roll with high distinction…Student Council and Athletic Council member…received Outstanding Service Award in 2011…majoring in sport management.
 
SWANSON’S WSU BESTS
400m - 49.84 (2014)
800m - 1:51.58 (2014); 1:53.83i (2014) [1:50.19; 1:52.35i]
 
PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES
2014       800m               16th        1:52.65