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Matt Wikler

Player Profile
Hometown:
Richboro, Pa.

High School:
Council Rock North

Birthdate:
02/17/1989

Experience:
Sr./Jr.

2010 Outdoor: Came in 17th at the BIG EAST meet 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 (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 Armory I (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 on the same course ... Posted an 8K time of 25:37 at the Paul Short Run.

2009 Outdoor: Came in second in his section 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: Ran in the 1000 meters at the BIG EAST Championships 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 ... Ran the second leg of the 4x800 meter relay at the Millrose Games and the BIG EAST Championships, with Villanova capturing the title at both competitions.

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 race of the 800 meters at the New Balance Collegiate Inviational ... 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 palced 13th in the event at the Penn State Relays.

2007 Cross Country: Recorded a time of 22:02.5 over four miles at the Haverford Invitational.

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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Ran a leg on Villanova's champion 4x800 meter relay at the Millrose Games (2009)
BIG EAST Indoor Champion in the 4x800 meter relay (2009, 2010)
Second place at the 2007 Pennsylvania State Championships in the 800 meters

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters - 1:53.50 (Open); 1:51.9 (Relay)
1000 Meters - 2:26.92
1500 Meters - 3:54.14

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