Matthew Lapp     
      Matthew Lapp

Coatesville, Pa.

High School:
Coatesville Area

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 140


Cross Country 2004- Reelected team captain ... Won Captain's Award at team banquet ... Redshirted after sustaining injuries in a traffic accident prior to opener.

Cross Country 2003- Elected as team co-captain with Steve Klein ... Won Captain's Award at team banquet ... Lettered after a breakout season of remarkable consistency and improvement ... Stood as the only Vol to run in and score for the Vols in all six of their races ... Earned 19th as the second Vol to cross the finish line at the NCAA South Regional with a 31:03.18 time, a full 1:52 faster than his previous lifetime-best cross country 10K time ... Took 37th, fifth among Vols, at the SEC championship in 26:49.67 ... Proved crucial to Tennessee's team win in Louisville's Cardinal Classic with his season-best, fifth-place finish, second among Vols, in 25:12.15 ... Racked up another top-10 finish with his sixth-place finish, second among Vols, in 26:21.87 ... Led the Tennessee pack with an 11th-place, 25:51.32 effort at the Navy Invitational ... Broke the tape in 25:50.65 to rate 23rd and second among Vols at the Auburn Invitational.

Cross Country 2002- Lettered after running in the first four races of the season ... Nearly scored for the Volunteer contingent after crossing 18th, sixth among Vols, a season best, in 27:32.8 at the 8K Tennessee Invitational ... Posted his top 8K time of the season with a 25:55.0 clocking at the Indiana State Invitational ... Finished 20th in 26:39.9 at the 8K Furman Invitational ... Took 32nd, seventh among Vols, in 26:15 to open the season at Notre Dame's 8K adidas Invitational.

Cross Country 2001- Ran in six of seven meets and scored in two during his true freshman campaign ... Enjoyed his best outing at the SEC championship at Auburn, where he posted his best finish (22nd, fourth among Vols) and 8K time (25:27.13) of the season ... The last Vol scorer at the Furman Invitational to place 169th in 27:07 ... Clocked in at 32:55.97 to earn 46th at the NCAA South Regionals ... Member of the Vol NCAA championship travel squad ... Finished 239th in 33:23 at the NCAA championship.

Notes- Four-time team captain--thrice in cross country (2003, 2004 and 2005) and once in track (2005) ... Top times of 8:35.85 (3,000), 14:46.02 (5,000) and 30:21.75 (10,000) on the track.



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