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2008 (Cross Country): Took to the course three times for Valpo as a junior ... started season at Crusader Open, covering 6K course in 21:59 ... posted season-best 8K time of 28:23.59 at Evansville Invitational ... also represented Crusaders at Horizon League Championships.
2008 (Track and Field): Did not run during indoor season for the Crusaders ... posted Valpo’s third-fastest time of outdoor campaign in 10,000m run (36:45.62, HL Championships) ... also competed outdoors in the 1,500m run (4:40.87, Miami Invitational) and 5,000m run (16:53.47, Butler Twilight).
2007 (Cross Country): Competed five times for Crusaders as a sophomore ... lowered career-best 8K time at Boston College Open, completing race in 28:55 ... slashed another 40 seconds off of 8K time at Evansville Invitational, crossing the line in 28:14.52 ... ran for Valpo at the Horizon League Championships.
2007 (Track and Field): Ran at eight meets for the Crusaders ... ran season-best times of 9:44.66 in the 3,000m run and 17:00.22 in the 5,000m run indoors ... posted third-fastest 10,000m outdoors run by a Crusader in 2007 at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, finishing race in 34:44.17 ... ran a 16:47.66 in the 5,000m run at the Mike Poehlein Invitational.
2006 (Cross Country): Took part in four races for Valpo during his freshman campaign ... opened career at Sunset Hills Farm with a time of 21:50 in the Crusader Invitational ... ran sub-30 minutes twice in three races over eight kilometers, including a season-best time of 29:14.24 at the Evansville Invitational ... received Mid-Con All-Academic Team honors.
Prep: Earned two letters in both cross country and track and field for the Warriors ... led cross country team to 2005 Central Suburban League North Championship and berths in Regionals and Sectionals ... earned All-Conference and All-County honors as a senior ... also named to Academic All-Conference team ... holds school record in three mile run (16:42) ... helped track and field squad to 2006 Central Suburban League indoor championship ... member of All-County 4x800m relay team.
Personal: Matt is the son of Rick and Dianne Cervarich ... major is meteorology ... born August 21, 1987.
2007-08 Men's Track & Field