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    Matt Piccarello     
     
      Matt Piccarello
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tinton Falls, N.J.

High School:
Red Bank Catholic

Last College:
Colorado

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 140

Event:
5,000/10,000

PICCARELLO ABBREVIATED
Previous School / High School
Colorado / Red Bank Catholic High, Red Bank, N.J.
Coach Rob DeFilippis
Career Bests
1,500 - 3:58.44
Mile - 4:17.33
3,000 - 8:25.75
5,000 - 14:28.13
10,000 - 30:15.81
SEC Results-Indoor
2007-5,000 14:42.57 (10th)
2008-5,000 14:44.91 (10th)
SEC Results-Outdoor
2006-5,000 14:52.19 (24th)
10,000 30:30.40 (9th)
2007-5,000 14:54.76 (19th)
10,000 DNF
2008-5,000 14:32.54 (19th)
10,000 30:57.00 (13th)
SEC Results-Cross Country
2004-8K 24:58.91 (42nd)
2005-7.9K 24:27.67 (33rd)
2006-8K 25:17.12 (28th)
South Regionals Results-Cross Country
2005-10K 31:48.40 (32nd)
2006-10K 33:20.0 (52nd)
NCAA Results-Cross Country
2005-10K 32:25.0 (232nd)

Major-English/creative writing.

2008 Outdoor-Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Lowered his personal-best time to 14:28.13 during the championship section of the 5,000 at the Penn Relays (April 24) ... Finished third in the invitational section of the 5,000 in 14:46.98 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 12) ... Finished fourth in his only mile of the season with a personal-best time of 4:17.33 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 6) ... Ran to a fourth-place finish in 8:30.31 during the 3,000 at the Tiger Track Classic (April 5) ... In his only 10,000 of the season, finished 10th in 30:57.00 at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 16) ... Also at the conference championship meet, finished 19th in the 5,000 with his time of 14:32.54 (May 18) ... Opened his season with 13th-place finishes in the 1,500 and 3,000 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (March 22)

2008 Indoor-Opened his season with an eighth-place, 8:35.59 run in the 3,000 at the Penn State National Invitational (Jan. 26) ... Ran 14:44.91 and finished 10th at the SEC Outdoor Championships in his only 5,000 of the season (March 2) ... Recorded a season-best time of 8:32.28 in the 3,000 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 8) ... Stopped the clock at 4:19.46 in the mile at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 23).

2007 Outdoor-Lettered after contributing to Tennessee's team title at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Won the first steeplechase race of his career with a time of 9:47.82 at the Smoky Mountain Twilight (May 1) ... Finished third in the 3,000 with a time of 8:32.22 and 11th in the 1,500 after stopping the clock at 4:00.35 at the season-opening Hurricane Invitational (March 17) ... Crossed the finish line in 14:52.91 for sixth in the 5,000 at the Alabama Relays (March 24) ... Recorded a season-best time of 14:37.22 on his way to a 12th-place finish in the college section of the 5,000 at the Penn Relays (April 26) ... Finished 10th in the 10,000 with a time of 30:47.95 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) ... Stopped the clock in 14:54.76 in the 5,000 at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 13).

2007 Indoor-Finished eighth with a personal-best time of 8:25.75 in the 3,000 at the McCravy Memorial (Jan. 20) ... Finished eighth in the championship section of the 5,000 after stopping the clock in 14:43.55 in the 5,000 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 2) ... Finished 10th in the 5,000 with a season-best time of 14:42.57 at the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25).

2006 Outdoor-Lowered his personal-best times in the 5,000 and 10,000 ... Ran his personal-best time in the 10,000 at his first meet of the season, clocking 30:15.81 at the Stanford Invitational (March 31) ... Finished ninth in the 10,000 with a time of 30:30.40 at the SEC outdoor championships (May 12) ... Lowered his career-best time to 14:32.38 in the 5,000 with his 11th place finish in the Olympic development section at the Penn Relays (April 27) ... Placed 11th in the invitational section of the 5,000 with a time of 15:09.18 at the Sea Ray Relays (April 15) ... Finished the 5,000 in 14:52.19 to place 24th at the SEC outdoor championships (May 14) ... Ran the second leg on UT's second-place 4x1,500 relay team at the Sea Ray Relays (April 14).

2006 Indoor-Ran to a personal best time of 8:34.22 and a ninth place finish in the 3,000 at the Indiana Open (Jan. 27) ... Finished 21st in the 5,000 after covering the distance in 14:44.23 at the New Balance Invitational (Feb. 4) ... Finished ninth in the 3,000 with a time of 8:40.85 while running unattached at the Niswonger Invitational (Jan. 21). 2005 Outdoor- Authored his lifetime-best 10,000 time of 30:43.84 to earn silver at the Sea Ray Relays, chopping nearly two minutes off his previous lifetime best (April 15) ... Competed in the 10,000 at the Penn Relays, finishing 29th in the championship section with a time of 31:10.22 ... Ran his career best 3,000 time of 8:38.07 to place sixth on the home track at the Gatorade Classic (April 9) ... Took second in the 3,000 at the Jim Click Shootout after running an 8:42.02 ... Finished fifth in the 5,000 at the Baldy Castillo Invitational after clocking a time of 15:04.46.

2005 Indoor-Ran his lifetime-best 5,000 time of 14:51.07 to finish seventh while competing unattached at the Virginia Tech Challenge (Feb. 11) ... Ran to 14th with a 14:52.33 time in the 5,000 at the Penn State National Meet ... Clocked a time of 8:43.35 to place sixth in the unseeded section of the 3,000 while competing unattached at ETSU's Niswonger Invitational.

2007 Cross Country-Elected team captain along with Yarrick Kincaid ... Finished 19th overall, third among Vols, at the season-opening 8K Covered Bridge Open (Aug. 31) ... Was the seventh Vol across the finish line at the 8K Greater Louisville Classic (Sept. 29).

2006 Cross Country-Lettered after running in five of Tennessee's six meets and scoring in three ... Finished ninth overall and second on the team at the 8.4K UT Invitational (Pre-Regional) ... Was the fifth Vol and 27th competitor overall to cross the finish line at the 8K Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic ... Scored at the 8K SEC championship, finishing 28th overall and third on the team ... Finished 149th overall, sixth among Vols, at the 8K Brooks Pre-Nationals meet ... Ran to a 52nd-place overall finish at the 10K NCAA South Regional.

2005 Cross Country-Lettered after running in each of Tennessee's seven meets, one of only three Vols to do so ... Scored for the Vols in four of the seven meets ... Finished 33rd with a time of 24:27.67 at the 7.9K SEC championship ... Took 32nd, fourth among Vols, after completing the 10K NCAA South Regional course in 31:48.40 ... Finished 232nd with a 32:25.0 time at the 10K NCAA championship ... Registered his season-best finish of fourth, also fourth among Vols, after running a 24:09 and helping the squad to the team victory at the 7.3K Tennessee Invitational ... Finished seventh, fourth among Vols, with a time of 15:39 in another Tennessee team win at the 5K Chattanooga Invitational ... Placed 29th after running the 8K Greater Louisville Classic (gold race) course in 25:27.74 ... Ran a 25:07.8 to place 109th, fifth among Vols, at the 8K Pre-Nationals Invitational (blue race).

2004 Cross Country-Lettered after running in five of six races and scoring in one ... Finished 42nd with a time of 24:58.91 in his first 8K SEC championship ... Helped lead the Vols to a team win courtesy of his sixth-place, fourth among Vols, finish in 25:15.02 at the 7.8K Virginia Tech Invitational ... Finished 14th after running the 8K home course in 27:02.07 at the Tennessee Invitational ... Ran to 15th in 26:30.11 at the five-mile Western Kentucky Old Timers Classic ... Finished 39th in the open race with a time of 25:48.6 at the 8K Pre-NCAA Meet.

Before Tennessee-Transfer from Colorado joins Vols distance corps ... Ran to best 3,200 time of 9:24.0 ... Seventh in the 10,000 at 2004 USA junior championships ... Competed at Red Bank Catholic High in New Jersey ... Placed eighth in the 3,200 with a 9:42.62 at the 2003 New Jersey Indoor Meet of Champions ... Took 14th in the 3,200 with a 9:30.90 time at the 2003 New Jersey Outdoor Meet of Champions.

Personal-Full name is Matthew James Piccarello ... Born Feb. 23, 1985 in Englewood, N.J. ... Parents are James Piccarello and Mary Alpher-Firca.

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