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  Matt Leeder
Matt Leeder



High School:
Thousand Island Secondary


NCAA All-American

3000m: 2009

All-South Region

Cross Country: 2007, 2008, 2009

All-East Region

5000m: 2009


Cross Country: 2008, 2009, 2010

Track: 2010

All-ACC Academic

Cross Country: 2008, 2010

Indoor: 2009

Collegiate Bests:

8K (XC): 24:01

10K (XC): 30:08

800 m: 1:52.43 (Outdoor)

1500 m: 3:44.09 (Outdoor), 3:52.60 (Indoor)

One Mile: 4:03.65 (Indoor)

3000 m: 8:29.16 (Outdoor), 7:56.40 OT (Indoor)

5000 m: 13:54.42 (Outdoor)

10000 m: 30:08.50 (Outdoor)

2011 Track:


• Placed second in the 1500m run at the War Eagle Invitational.

• Finished seventh in the 1500m run at the ACC Outdoor Championships.

2010 Cross Country:

• Helped the men win the ACC Championship with a third-place finish at the annual conference title.

2010 Track:


• Finished sixth in the 5000m run at the ACC Outdoor Championships.


• Started the year with a win in the men's 3000m run at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

• Earned All-ACC honors by finishing second in the 3000m run at the ACC Indoor Championships.

• Placed 10th in the 3000m run at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

2009 Track:


• Posted a new personal record in the 1500m run at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 3:44.09 that is also noted as the Seminoles best performance of the season in the event.

• Set a new lifetime-best performance while also running the ACC's fastest time of the season in the 5000m run at the Payton Jordan Invitational with an impressive 13:54.4 finish time that sits as FSU's fourth-best performance in school history.

• Qualified for the 5000m run finals at the NCAA Championships with a time of 14:02.57.

• Scored four points for the Seminoles at the ACC Championships in the 5000m run with a time of 14:22.71 that earned him fifth place.


• Ran the ACC's fastest 3000m run of the season at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a new personal-best time of 7:57.06.

• Showed a strong performance in the 3000m run at the Husky Invitational with a time of 8:00.01.

• Led a first place finish and set a personal-record with an NCAA provisional time of 8:02.99 in the 3000 meter run at the Adidas Classic.

• Posted a new personal record time of 4:03.65 in the mile run at the New Balance Invitational to earn fifth place.

• Contributed a point for the Seminoles at the ACC Championships in the mile run with a finish time of 4:05.86.

2008 Cross Country:

• Finished the 7.6K run at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a time of 24:06.8 to help the men earn first place.

• Crossed the finish line in 24:01 at the 8K Notre Dame Invitational run that helped the Seminoles remain unconquered and take first place.

• Second Seminole to cross the finish line at the NCAA Pre-National meet with a time of 24:12.2.

• Led FSU at the ACC Championships as the first Seminole to cross the finish-line with a seventh-place finish in 24:36.5 and earn All-ACC honors.

• Posted a Top 12 finish at the NCAA meet with a time of 31:32.44 in the 10K run.

2008 Track:


• Ran at the IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships where he posted a time of 3:49.57 in the 1,500m.

• Redshirted during the outdoor season. Competed unattached while prepping for the cross country world championship.

• Finished third in the 1,500m at the Seminole Twilight running a collegiate-best time of 3:46.18.

• Clocked in at 14:31.58 during the Snowbird Invitational in the 5,000m.


• Scored points at the ACC Championships with a sixth-place, 4:12.87 during the mile run.

• Posted the fastest time during the prelims with a career-best run of 4:10.87 that ranked him 10th in the ACC.

• Fastest 3000m race of the year came at the Husker Invitational where he crossed the line in 8:13.30.

2007 Cross Country:

• Represented Canada at the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships. Came in 30th overall, third for North American runners, with a time of 24:26.

• Won the Canadian Junior National Cross Country Championships in a time of 25:09.3.

• Posted an 8K career-best time at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 24:30 to take 29th.

• Ran a personal-best 10K time of 31:06.10 at the NCAA Championships to finish 97th overall.

• Finished second in his collegiate debut running a time of 25:34.0 at the Covered Bridge Open.

• Came in 17th at the NCAA South Region Championship with a time of 31:16.63 to earn All-Region accolades.

• Second on the team, 19th overall, with a time of 24:45.90 at the ACC Championships.


• Ran at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships to finishing 64th overall in the junior division -second amongst North American runners - with a time of 27:30 in the 8K race.

• Took fourth in the event at the 2007 World Youth Championship in Brazil.

• Silver medalist at the 2007 NACAC Cross Country Championships with a 6K time of 18:56.

• Took second at the Canadian Cross Country Championships with a time of 25:59.2 to earn his spot on the national team at the World Championships.

• Won a trio of Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) cross country titles, capped by the senior division title in 2006.

• Won both the 1,500m and 3,000m titles in the senior division in 2007 after silver medals in both races during the 2006 summit.

• Captured the gold medals in the junior division of both the 1,500m and 3,000m as a sophomore.


Born December 19, 1989...Majoring in psychology.

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