Matthew Wikler
Matthew Wikler

Player Profile
Hometown:
Richboro, Pa.

High School:
Council Rock North

Position:
Cross Country/Middle Distance

Birthdate:
02/17/1989

On Wikler: Has one season of eligibility remaining in cross country and will have a chance to help the team in meets during the season ... Steady performer during his career whose top track event was the 800 meters ... Also a reliable performer for the team in its distance relays.

2011 Outdoor: Placed 17th at the BIG EAST Championships in the 800 meters with a time of 1:55.98 ... Finished fifth in his section at the Larry Ellis Invitational in 1:55.09.

2011 Indoor: Placed 15th in the 1000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 2:30.74 ... Set a meet record in winning the event at the Jack Pyrah Invitational with a time of 2:27.99 ... His top time of the season was 2:25.14 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational, where he placed sixth ... Finished 12th in the Mile at the Albany Great Dane Invitational (4:21.07) ... Came in fourth in the 800 meters in 1:52.08 at the NYRR II meet.

2010 Cross Country: Part of the team's lineup in consecutive meets at the Notre Dame Invitational and the Penn State National ... Came in sixth on the squad and 85th overall at Notre Dame with an 8K time of 25:21 ... Finished in 153rd place at Penn State ... Opened the season with a 12th place finish on the four-mile course at Haverford College for the Main Line Invitational, where he had a time of 20:33.37 ... Matched that finishing spot with a time of 20:36.81 at the Haverford Invitational on the same course later in the season.

2010 Outdoor: Came in 17th at the BIG EAST Championships in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:55.74 in the preliminaries ... Opened the season with a second place finish in the event at the Villanova Duals with a career best time of 3:54.14 ... Placed fifth in the 800 meters at the Princeton Quad Meet with a time of 1:54.22 ... Ran the second leg of Villanova's third place 4x800 meter relay at the BIG EAST Championships.

2010 Indoor: Finished fourth in his section of the 800 meters at the NYRR I meet (1:54.51) and came in 17th at the BIG EAST Championships ... Had two first-place finishes in the 1000 meters, with those coming at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and the Penn State Relays ... Finished in seventh place at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2009 Cross Country: Placed sixth in the JV Meet at Haverford with a time of 20:48.40 over four miles ... To open the season, he came in 38th with a time of 21:32.52 in the Main Line Invitational on the same course ... Posted an 8K time of 25:37 at the Paul Short Run.

2009 Outdoor: Came in second in his section in the 800 meters at the Widener Invitational (1:54.42) and was 29th overall at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Finished 14th at the Princeton Quad Meet and 42nd at the Penn Invitational ... Came in eighth in his section of the 1500 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational.

2009 Indoor: Millrose Games Champion and BIG EAST Champion in the 4x800 meter relay, running the second leg for Villanova in its races at both the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden and the BIG EAST Championships ... Individually, ran in the 1000 meters at the conference meet and placed 10th in the preliminaries (2:27.58) ... Came in ninth in his section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Took second place in the event at the Penn State Relays and was 10th at the Jack Pyrah Invitational.

2008 Cross Country: Finished 17th at the Princeton Invitational and 31st at the Haverford Invitational ... Came in fifth at the JV Meet at Haverford.

2008 Outdoor: Ran four races in the 800 meters and his top time of 1:54.41 came at the Penn Invitational, where he was 11th out of 73 runners ... Placed fifth at the Widener Invitational, 16th at the Princeton Quad Meet and 32nd at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Took fifth place in the 1500 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:04.57).

2008 Indoor: Came in ninth in the College section of the 800 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Finished 21st at the Penn State National and fourth at the NYC Gotham Cup ... Raced to a ninth place finish in the 1000 meters at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and placed 13th in the event at the Penn State Relays.

2007 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Registered a time of 22:02.5 over four miles at the Haverford Invitational as an unattached runner.

Council Rock North High School: As a senior was second in the state in the 800 meters with a personal best time of 1:53.50.

Personal: Born 2/17/89 ... Double major in Accounting and Finance.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters (Relay)           1:51.9
800 Meters (Open)            1:52.08         2011 NYRR II
1000 Meters                  2:25.14         2011 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
1500 Meters                  3:54.14         2010 Villanova Duals
Mile                         4:21.07         2011 Albany Great Dane Invitational
8000 Meters (XC)             25:21           2010 Notre Dame Invitational

CAREER AWARDS

Millrose Games Champion                      2009 (4x800 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST Champion (Indoor)                   2009 (4x800 Meter Relay)
All-BIG EAST (Outdoor)                       2010 (4x800 Meter Relay)
BIG EAST Academic All-Star                   2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11

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