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Cross Country

Matt Butler
Matt  Butler


Bettendorf, Iowa

High School:


49 Hawkeyes Named Fall Academic All-Big Ten

2 UI student-athletes post unblemished 4.0 grade point averages


Hawkeyes Gear Up for Season Opener

The Early Bird Open is set to begin Friday at 5 p.m.


Iowa Black & Gold Cross Country Invitational

Iowa Black & Gold Invitational Friday, Sept. 13, 2013


Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational

Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

2014 -- Indoor - placed ninth in mile at Big 4 Duals (4:23.36), Bill Bergan Invite (4:25.53) at Iowa Invite (4:28.41)... Outdoor - anchored team-leading 6,400-meter relay to 10th place at Drake Relays (17:01.65)... that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... placed 11th in 1,500 meters at Arkansas Spring Invite (3:59.88) and ran event at Musco Twilight (4:01.01)... Cross Country - ran season bests in 4,000 meters at Bulldog Classic (12:43) and 8,000 meters at Illinois State Invite (25:44)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.

2013 -- Indoor - placed 12th in mile at adidas Classic (4:21.04) and 17th at Bill Bergan Invite (4:17.58)... Outdoor - did not compete... Cross Country - competed in four of six races... ran season-best times at Hawkeye Early Bird Invite (13:24.65-4,000 meters), Black & Gold Invite (19:32.70-6,000 meters) and Roy Griak Invite (26:55.5-8,000 meters)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

High School -- four-time letter winner in cross country and track... All-State in track as a senior... three-time All-Conference selection in cross country and track... two-time all-district in cross country and track... two-time team MVP in cross country and team MVP as a senior for track... two-time team captain in cross country and track... placed first in the 1600 meters (4:18), fifth in the 3200 meters (9:32), and sixth in the 1600 meter medley (3:33) at the state track meet as a senior.

Personal -- born May 8, 1993... son of Joe and Susan Butler... father ran cross country and track at the University of Kentucky... academic letterwinner as a junior and senior... marketing major.

Butler's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 3:59.88 at Arkansas Spring Invitational 4/5/14
Mile (I) 4:17.58 at Bill Bergan Invitational 1/26/13
4,000 Meters (CC) 12:43 at Bulldog Classic 8/29/14
6,000 Meters (CC) 19:32.70 Black & Gold Invitational 9/13/13
8,000 Meters (CC) 25:44 at Illinois State Invitational 9/12/14

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