Men's Track

 

  Matthew Klypka
Matthew Klypka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, N.J.

High School:
Indian Hills HS

Height:
6-1

Event:
Distance

Birthdate:
04/30/1986


2006-07 (Junior): Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Outdoor Track: At the New England Championships (5/10), placed 29th in the 1,500 meters (4:11.46) ... at the A-10 Championships (5/6), took 15th in the 1,500 meters (4:08.06) ... at the UMass Eight Way Meet (4/28), ran his season-best time in the 1,500 meters (4:02.63) ... Indoor Track: At the IC4A Championships (3/3), ran the third leg of the 17th-place 4x800 relay team ... at the New England Championships (2/24), placed 17th in the 3,000 meters with his season-best time of 8:44.73 ... at the A-10 Championships (2/17), ran the anchor leg of the third-place distance medley relay team ... posted his top time in the 800 meters (4:24.98) at the Rhode Island Mega Meet (2/3) ... Cross Country: competed in six meets ... finished ninth overall in the sub-varsity race at the IC4A Championships (11/18) in 27:29.6 ... finished 50th overall at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/28) with a time of 26:59.05 ... finished 100th overall at the Albany Invitational (10/14) with a time of 27:15.2 ... finished 53rd in the sub-varsity race at the New England Championships (10/7) with a time of 26:50 ... finished 78th overall at the Meet of Champions (9/30) in 27:03.30 ... finished 30th overall in the Dartmouth Invitational (9/9) in 27:29.5.

2005-06 (Sophomore): Cross Country: Finished 56th overall at the Penn State Invitational Sub-Varsity Race (10/15) in 29:43 ... did not compete during the outdoor or indoor seasons.

2004-05 (Freshman): Finished 15th at the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Championships (5/8) in the 5,000 meters (16:26.50) ... ran his season-best time in the event at the New Hampshire Invitational (4/9) where he clocked a 15:34.54 ... during the indoor season, won the 3,000 meters at the New Hampshire Invitational (1/22) with a season-best performance of 8:50.81 ... during the cross country season, posted two top-10 finishes on the season and finished among the top-five UMass runners in every meet ... finished sixth at the Syracuse Classic (9/25) in 27:36.71 ... finished in the top-50 at the A-10 Championship meet and competed in the NCAA Northeast Regional.

Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Indian Hills High School as a cross country runner ... three-time team captain ... first-team all-county, all-area, all-league, and all-state selection as a junior and senior ... holds school records in the 3,200 meters (9:26) and as a member of the distance medley relay team, the sprint medley relay team and the 4x800 meter relay team ... three-time indoor league champion in the 1,600 meters ... two-time state sectional champion in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters during his outdoor track career.

Personal: Matthew Richard Klypka ... born April 30, 1986 in Ridgewood, N.J. ... son of Karen and Richard Klypka ... has one sister, Laura ... his father ran track and cross country at St. Bonaventure from 1972-73 ... majoring in communication.

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Jan 10
    at Yale Invitational 9:00 AM
    Thursday, Jan 15
    at URI Multi Event (Day 1) 2:00 PM
    Friday, Jan 16
    at URI Multi Event (Day 2) 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Jan 17
    at Beantown Challenge 10:00 AM
    Friday, Jan 23
    at Northeastern Indoor Games 4:00 PM
    Saturday, Jan 31
    at Terrier Invite 9:00 AM
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