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Matt Marol
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Evanston, Ill.
High School: Evanston Township
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2013-14: Cross Country -- Competed in first three races of the season, finishing second among the RedHawks in each meet ... his best 5K time came at the Miami Invite meet (Sept. 7), in which he ran 14:57.6 placing him second overall at the Invite ... his first 8K time of the season came from the Bluegrass Invite (Sept. 14), in which he ran 24:48.60 ...

2012-13: Cross Country – Academic All-MAC repeat selection … ran in every meet for Miami this season, finishing in the top seven among RedHawks in every race … his best 8K time came at the Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 13), in which he ran 25:32.9 … earned 30th at the MAC Championship (Oct. 27) with a time of 25:46.9 … took 112th at the Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 9) in a 10K time of 33:25 … was 21st overall at the season-opening Flyer 5K Challenge (Sept. 1) in 15:56.2 … took 41st at the All-Ohio Championship (Sept. 29) in 25:39.23. Track and Field – Academic All-MAC repeat selection … posted a personal-best 3000m time of 8:33.15 to place sixth at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational … clocked a personal-best 10K time of 31:18.75 to earn 12th at the Sea Ray Relays … finished eighth in the 10K at the MAC Championships (31:27.21) to score for Miami … ran a season-best 5000m time of 14:52.98, crossing in fourth at Cincinnati’s Nikoloff Invitational … posted a season-best 1500m time of 4:05.71 to finish 12th at the Miami Invitational … was sixth in the 3000m at Indiana’s Billy Hayes Invitational, as well (8:44.52).

2011-12: Cross Country -- Academic All-MAC ... ran in the last five races of the season, scoring for Miami in all of them ... posted a season-best 8K time of 25:43.0 at the MAC Championship, placing third for Miami and 50th overall ... also finished third for the RedHawks at the LSU Invitational, helping them win the meet, while taking seventh overall (27:31.7) in his first race of the year ... again was Miami's third scorer at the Penn State National meet, claiming 55th in 27:52 ... placed 134th at the 10K NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 33:07.6 as Miami's fifth scorer ... took 66th at the All-Ohio Championship (26:22.76) ... missed Miami's first two races due to injury. Track and Field -- Academic All-MAC ... Marol found tremendous success on the track in 2012, setting personal bests in the 1500m (4:00.97), 3000m (8:38.80), 5000m (14:39.37) and the 10,000m (31:21.48) ... at the MAC Outdoor Championships, he finished in fifth place in the 10,000m (31:28.00) and in 12th place in the 5000m (15:31.60) ... his best finish of the year was third in the 10K at the All-Ohio Championships where he ran his personal-best time of 31:21.48.

2010-11: Cross Country -- Ohio Freshman of the Year ... competed in all seven races, scoring for Miami in five of them ... posted an 8K personal-best time of 24:58.8 at the All-Ohio Championship to place 16th and third on the team ... finished 32nd at the MAC Championship and fifth on the team in 25:40.1 ... took fourth overall and third on the team at the Miami Invitational (25:41) and was 25th overall while also scoring for Miami at the Spartan Invitational (25:31) ... ran the season-opening Flyer 5K Challenge in 15:26, crossing in 11th and was third on the team and 94th overall at the 10K Great Lakes Regional in 32:30.61. Track and Field -- During the MAC Championships, competed in the 10,000m run and placed seventh after posting a time of 32:28.91 ... posted a personal-best 10,000m time of 31:31.51 to place fourth at the All- Ohio Outdoor Championships ... set a personal record of 8:39.68 in the 3000m run at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invite, claiming ninth ... also set a personal best in the 5000m run while at the Miami Invitational with a time of 14:54, to place fifth ... ran the 1500m for the first time in career and placed 10th with a time of 4:04.45 during the Indiana Billy Hayes Invitational ... indoors, placed first during the Rick Meindl Last Call meet in the 3000m run thanks to a time of 8:49.40.

2009-10: Cross Country -- Ran in just one race, running unattached and finishing 39th overall in 26:11 at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational (Oct. 3) ... time would have placed him seventh among Miami finishers at the race. Track and Field -- Finished 11th at the MAC Championships in the 10,000m run, recording a season-best time of 31:59:73 ... ran the 3000m at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational, clocking in at 8:51.30, good for fourth place ... took sixth in the 5000m run in a season-best 14:55:99 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational ... also ran the 10K at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships, finishing 16th in 33:55:66 ... indoors, placed fourth in the 5000m run with a time of 15:19:78 at the All-Ohio Indoor Championships.

High School: Earned four letters in both cross country and track, serving as captain for each team one year ... in cross country earned all-conference honors as a freshman, junior and senior, winning the Central Suburban League (CSL) cross country championship as a senior (2008) ... also qualified for the state meet twice in cross country ... was named team's MVP in 2007 and 2008 for cross country ... helped lead cross country team to CSL title in 2007 and qualify team for state meet that same year ... as a senior, led team to four cross country invitational wins ... in track, was named All-CSL his final three years and was the league champion in the 3200m as a senior (2009) ... also qualified for the Illinois state meet in the 3200m as a senior ... led team to conference and sectional championships in track in 2008 and 2009 ... top three-mile time was 14:49 ... top 3200m time was 9:30 ... top 1600m time was 4:27 ... was coached by David Phillips.

Personal: Born in May of 1991 in Evanston, Ill. ... son of Maureen Gast-Marol and Ralph Marol ... majoring in management and leadership with a minor in entrepreneurship ... participated in the Chicago Marathon in 2007 and 2008 ... earned high honor roll and was an AP scholar in high school.

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