Matt Seitz
Matt Seitz
Height: 6'2"
Year: So.
Hometown: McDonough, Ga.
High School: Union Grove
Events: Distance
Major: Pre-Engineering

Honors:

  • (Track & Field) USA South All-Conference - 10,000 meter (2019)
  • (Cross Country) USA South All-Conference third team (2018)
  • (Cross Country) USA South All-Conference second team (2017)

2018-19 (Sophomore): Competed in all seven cross country meets... Earned second team All-USA South honors after placing 17th with an 8k time of 28:11.4 at the conference meet (Oct. 26)... Posted a season-best time in the 8k at 27:10.0 and finished 44th overall at the Berry Invitational (Oct. 13)... Placed sixth with a personal record 5k time of 17:50.4 in the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 31)... Ran in all six outdoor track and field meets and both indoor meets... Earned All-USA South honors in the 10,000 meter with a time of 34:34.93... Set an outdoor program record in the 10,000 meter event with a time of 33:32.34 at the Rhodes Invitational... Set a personal best in the outdoor 1500 meter at 4:22.02 at the Berry Field Day Invitational

2017-18 (Freshman): Was named to the USA South All-Conference second team… Ran in seven meets during the fall cross country season… Placed in the top five on the team in all seven meets… Earned an 8k personal record in six different meets, with his personal best on the season coming in the NCAA Regional meet (Nov. 11) with a time of 26:52.3… Placed sixth out of 61 runners at the Maryville Invitational (Sept. 30)… Ran a 28:52.2 8k in his collegiate debut at the Georgia Division III Invitational (Sept. 1)... Ran in three events during the indoor track season... Set the school record for the 5000m at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12), placing second overall with a time of 16:12.85... Set a personal best in the 3000m, placing fifth and running a time of 9:45.13... Placed third with a time of 11:29.76 in the DMR at the Southern Indoor Challenge (Feb. 12) with Caleb Aikens, William Bryan, and William Wallace... Ran in five events during the outdoor track season... Set the school record in the 5000m at the Berry Field Day Invitational (Apr. 6) with a mark of 15:52.48... Set the school record in the DMR with Caleb Aikens, William Bryan, and William Wallace at the Emory Invitational (Mar. 23), as they ran a time of 11:05.68... Ran a personal best time of 4:24.42 in the 1500m at the Hilltop Classic (Mar. 30)... Set a personal record in the 3000m at the Mountain Laurel Invitational (Apr. 13), placing seventh overall with a time of 9:24.37

High School: Attended Union Grove High School... Was a three-time All-County selection and two-time All-Region choice... Led team to consecutive county championships and a third place finish at the state meet... Highest individual finish at the state meet was 11th... Graduated in the top 10 percent of class and with honors

Personal: Parents are Scott and Robin Seitz... Has one sister, Austyn... Favorite Bible verse is Romans 1:16... Majoring in pre-engineering

Seitz's Personal Records:

Cross Country:
5K: 17:50.42 (Mountaintop Invitational, Aug. 31, 2018)
8K: 26:29.0 (NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional, Nov. 11, 2017)

Outdoor Track:
1500m: 4:22.02 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 12-13, 2019)
3000m: 9:24.37 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, April 13, 2018)
5000m: 15:52.48 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 6, 2018)
10000m: 33:32.34 (Rhodes Invitational, Mar. 16, 2019)
DMR: 11:05.68 - Aikens, Bryan, Wallace (Emory Invitational, Mar. 23, 2018)

Indoor Track:
3000m: 9:33.67 (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 11, 2019)
5000m: 16:12.85 (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 12, 2018)
DMR: 11:29.76 - Wallace, Broussard, Sneller (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 12, 2018)

High School:
5K: 16:22