Matt Blivin
Matt Blivin
Year: Senior
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
Last School: Charles E. Jordan HS
Experience: 3L

2016

  • Placed 110th at NCAA South Regional 10K in 33:14.0
  • Finished 22nd at OVC Championships 8K in season best 25:56.2

2015

  • Placed 136th at NCAA South Regional 10K in 34:59.4
  • Finished 50th at OVC Championships 8K in 27:06.7
  • Ran 8K season-best 26:29.69 to take 155th at Alabama Crimson Classic

2014

  • Competed in four meets
  • Ran 8K season best 26:24.85 at Commodore Classic to finish 81st

Prior to Belmont

Holds several Charles E. Jordan High records including 1600m indoor (4:27.8), 1000m indoor (2:38.4), distance medley relay (10:42), and 4x800m relay (7:58.8) ... Named Third Team All-State in the 1600 mindoors ... Helped CEJHS finish third at Cross Country Midwest Regional, the highest team finish ever ... Named United States Marine Corps Distinguished Male Athlete.

Personal

Interested in majoring in Biology ... Son of David and Jayne Blivin ... Born Matthew Davidson Laird Blivin on June 27, 1996 ... Has two siblings, Millicent, who is his twin, and Christopher ... AP scholar ... Habitat for Humanity president ... Lists Meb Keflezighi, Will Lerr and Kobe Bryant as favorite athletes ... Favorite movies are Inception and The Dark Knight ... Favorite musical groups as Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, and Mumford and Sons.

Personal Records

1500m (Outdoor): 3:51.76
3000m (Indoor): 8:42.19
5000m (Outdoor): 14:57.31
3000m Steeplechase: 9:19.63
8K (XC): 25:56.2
10K (XC): 33:14.0