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     Matt Morse
    Matt Morse

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Putnam, Ill.

    High School:
    St. Bede Academy

    Position:
    XC/Long Distance


    2008-09: Won the 5K run and set a meet record time of 14.50.77 at the Eagle Invitational Apr. 18...also won the 5K at the Elmhurst Invitational Apr. 4 with a time of 15:02.09...placed second at the Chicagoland Classic in the 5K run with a time of 15:26.81...took second place at the Horizon League Championships in the 10K with a time of 30:58.02...set the top outdoor times in both the 5,000 and 10,000-meter races for UIC.

    Prep/Personal: Lettered four years in cross country, three in tennis and one in track...conference team champion in cross country in 2004...state qualifier in cross country in 2004...2005 sectional champion in tennis...four-time All-Tri-County Conference in cross country...three-time conference champion in cross country...three-time state qualifier in cross country...Class A State Runner-Up 2006 in cross country...state qualifier in tennis in singles 2005...All-State (9th in 1,600m) in track 2006...Peoria Journal Star Runner of the Year 2006-2007...IHSA All-State Academic Team honorable mention 2006-2007...Illinois State Scholar 2006-2007...son of Greg and Janet Morse...born Mar. 29, 1989...major is pre-nursing and history.

    Career-Best Indoor Times
    5,000-Meter Run:
    15:26.81 (2/13/09)

    Career-Best Outdoor Times
    5,000-Meter Run:
    14:50.77 (4/18/09)
    10,000-Meter Run: 30:58.02 (5/1/09)