Matthew Rainey
Matthew Rainey
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brentwood, Tenn.
High School: Ravenwood

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2018-19
Cross Country - Second Team All-Patriot League ... Academic All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Helped pace the Eagles throughout the cross country season, including four meets as the team's top finisher ... Kicked off his senior year at the Bison Open (8/31), finishing in 28th overall and second on the team with a final time of 19:39.60 on the 6000m course ... Was second once more for AU at the Spiked Shoe Invitational (9/7) before leading the team for the remainder of the season ... Earned a season-best finish of 24:52.20 at the Princeton Invitational (10/12), placing 31st on the 8000m course ... Earned Second Team All-Patriot League with a ninth-place overall finish at the conference championship meet (10/27), crossing the line in 26:11.30 ... Closed his season at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, placing 61st overall in 32:44.0 for the 10k.

Indoor Track - Academic All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Competed in three meets during the indoor season ... Opened with a fourth-place finish at the Navy Winter Invitational (12/1) ... Was third in the mile at the Patriot Games (1/25) with a final time of 4:25.90 ... Improved on that mark at the VMI Winter Relays (2/8) with a runner-up finish in 4:17.61.

Outdoor Track - Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Began with a fifth-place finish in the 800m at the Shamrock Invitational (3/16) ... Ran a season-best 3:49.04 in the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays (3/29) to take 11th in the field ... Took sixth in the 1500m run at the Mason Spring Invitational (4/13) before closing his season with an eighth-place finish in the same event at the Patriot League Championships (5/3), crossing in 3:51.37.

2017-18
Cross Country - Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Second Team All-Patriot League ... Academic All-Patriot League ... Was a consistent top-three finisher for the Eagles during his junior campaign ... Opened the season with a second-place overall finish at the Mount St. Mary's 5k Duals, crossing in 15:23.80 ... Followed that up with a new 8k PR (24:41.50) to lead the team and place third overall at the Navy Invitational ... Hit another 8k PR his next time out, placing 70th overall at the Paul Short Invitational with a final time of 24:36.30 ... Earned his fourth and final PR of the season at the Patriot League Championships, crossing in 10th overall for a Second Team All-PL honor with a final time of 24:33.60 ... Closed the season with an 18th-place finish in the 10k at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, timing through in 30:51.60 to earn an All-Region honor.

Indoor Track - Second Team All-Patriot League (DMR, 4x800m relay) ... Academic All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Opened the season with a new 1500m PR at the Navy Invitational, placing third overall in 4:00.28 ... Earned a pair of career-highs in the mile run, first at the Patriot Games where he crossed in 4:16.12 for 6th overall followed by a fifth-place finish at the Patriot League Championships in 4:13.02.

Outdoor Track - Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Focused primarily on the 1500m run during the outdoor season ... Ran under his previous PR of 3:49.06 three times during the season, starting with a 3:48.98 performance at the Colonial Relays to place ninth ... Ran the sixth-fastest time in program history at the Mason Spring Invitational, crossing in 3:45.70 to take ninth in the field and qualify for the NCAA Championships East Preliminary Round ... Placed sixth at the Patriot League Championships in the 800m run (3:50.58) ... Closed the season at the NCAA Championships East Preliminary Round in Tampa, Fla., where he was 47th in the 800m field with a final time of 3:57.98.

2016-17
Cross Country - Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Led the team in two of his four meets during the cross country season ... Started as the Eagles' ninth finisher, 45th overall, at the Mount St. Mary's Duals (9/2), crossing in 16:44.40 ... Scored his first points of the season at the Panorama Farms Invitational (9/23), crossing in 78th overall with a final time of 26:44.70 for 8000m ... Led the team for the first time at the Princeton Invitational (10/15), finishing 47th overall with a new 8000m PR of 25:02.00 ... Guided the Eagles with a 26th place finish at the Patriot League Championships (10/29), closing in 25:47.20 for 8000m.

Indoor Track - Patriot League Champion (4x800m relay) ... Academic All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Set three PRs and a new AU school record during the indoor season ... Hit his first PR of the season at the Patriot Games (1/28), timing through in 2:30.27 for sixth in the 1000m run ... Followed that up with another PR, this time in the mile, at the Camel City Invitational (2/3), taking 15th in the field with a final time of 4:18.72 ... Was a member of the title-winning 4x800m team at the Patriot League Championships (2/17), helping the team to a new school record finish of 7:31.30 ... Placed fourth at the league championships in the 1000m run with another PR in the event, 2:27.79 ... Closed the season with a new PR in the mile run at the GMU Last Chance Meet (2/26), crossing in 4:17.44 for third overall.

Outdoor Track - Patriot League Champion (4x800m relay) ... Academic All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... His sophomore outdoor campaign was highlighted by yet another 4x800m title at the Patriot League Championships, as he helped the Eagles go back-to-back between the indoor and outdoor seasons ... Opened with a PR in the 1500m run at the Maryland Invitational (3/18), crossing in 3:51.90 for third in the field ... Followed that up with a runner-up finish in the event at the Navy Invitational (3/25) ... Earned his final PR of the season at the George Mason Spring Invitational (4/8), placing ninth in the 1500m with a new career-best of 3:49.06 ... Was a member of the fourth-place DMR at the Penn Relays (4/27), helping lead the squad to the sixth-fastest time in school history with a 9:55.18 finish ... Closed the season at the Patriot League Championships (5/5) where he helped the 4x800m squad to another title finish with the No. 8 time in school history, 7:34.64. 

2015-16
Cross Country - Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Kicked off his debut season at the Mount St. Mary's Duals, taking 25th in the field ... Hit a season's best 25:16.80 for 8000m at the Lehigh Paul Short Run ... Closed the season with a 34th-place performance at the Patriot League Championships (25:58.10).

Indoor Track - Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Competed in four meets during the indoor season ... Hit a season's best 4:21.66 in the mile, finishing seventh at the Terrapin Invitational ... Closed the season at the Patriot League Championships, finishing third with the DMR (10:01.47) and fifth with the 4x800m (7:35.05).

Outdoor Track - Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Raced primarily in the 800m and 1500m runs during the outdoor season ... Hit a top time of 1:52.39 at the Hopkins Loyola Invitational, crossing as the fourth finisher in the field ... Was the runner-up in the 1500m at the Spring Invitational with a season's best 3:54.96 ... Was a member of the 4x800m team at the Penn Relays ... Finished second at the Morgan State Legacy Meet, closing the 1500m in 3:55.65 ... Was a member of the fourth-place 4x800m team at the Patriot League Championships (7:34.04), and finished tenth as an individual in the 800m (1:53.14) ... Closed the season at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier, taking 15th in the 800m field (1:53.49).


High School: Competed for Ravenwood HS ... Tennessee Class AAA state champion in the boys 800... Twice elected team captain of Brentwood's cross country and track squads... Ranked 6th in the state of Tennessee in the 800 with 1:53.74 clocking indoors... Mark of 1:52.34 posted at the Great Eight Invitational at Vanderbilt ranked 11th nationally at the time... Owns school records in the 800 and 1,600 (4:17.06c)... Also owns Raptors' school records in the 4x800 (7:54.46) and 4x1600 (18:21.11) and DMR (10:26.68)... Senior Class Treasurer and active in student council... Active in the Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Program.

Personal: Has interned during summers with a local Criminal Court Judge... Member of leadership team for Youth About Business program... Pre-college PRs: 800 (1:52.34), 1,600 (4:23.44), 2-Mile (9:43.50), 5K (15:52).