Matt Welch
Matt  Welch

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Duluth, Minn.

High School:
Proctor


12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

11/21/2015

Gophers Finish 19th at NCAAs

The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P.

11/13/2015

Gophers Advance to NCAA Championships

With a runner-up finish, Minnesota will send its full squad to the national championships for the first time since 2011.

11/12/2015

Gophers Head to Kansas for NCAA Regional

The men's 10-kilometer race is set for 1 p.m. CT while the women's six-kilometer race starts at 12 p.m. CT.

09/29/2015

Matt Welch Photo Gallery

Matt Welch Photo Gallery

GOPHERS CAREER
Nine career races • two top-10 finishes.

2015 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Opened the season at the Bill Timmons Dual Classic, helping the Gophers win a team title • clocked a 19:35.9 to finish ninth at the six-kilometer race. • Placed 29th and 5th on the team at the 2015 Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 25:41.1. •  Finished the Louisville DI Pre-Nationals with a time of 25:21.5. • Set a new career best at the Big Ten Championship, running the 8k in 24:47.7. •  Finished the 10k at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a time of 31:25.2. • At the NCAA Championship, finished with a time of 33:09.2. 

2014 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Ran in four races for the Gophers and helped Minnesota pick up three team wins • made his collegiate debut at the UC Riverside Invitational and posted a personal eight-kilometer record at the meet • clocked a 25:21.2 to finish 45th overall, helping Minnesota to a team title at the California race • finished 161st in the Griak Invitational with a time of 27:09.9 • came in 33rd at the Jim Drews Invitational with a time of 26:01.29 • placed second at the 2014 Fall Finale with a time of 25:25.

2013 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirted the 2013 cross country season.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Proctor High School • the 2012 Minnesota state cross country champion • a two-time first team all-state honoree • the 2012-13 Gatorade Minnesota Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year • also posted fivetop-10 performances at the state track & field meet for his career including a runner-up mark in the 3,200 meters as a junior and a runn-erup mark in the 4x800 as a sophomore • holds the Proctor High School records for the 3,200 meters and the 4x800 • won a total of six conference titles in cross country and track & field • ran for head coach Lowell Harnell at Proctor • earned a total of 10 athletic letters as a prep (four in cross country, four in track, two in nordic sking)

PERSONAL
Born on Dec. 4, 1994 • son Mark of and Jacqui Welch • has three brothers (Ben, Zach and Jake) • major is undecided.


Welch's Career Bests
8K 24:47.7 Big Ten Championship (Nov. 1, 2015)
6K 19:34.9 Bill Timmons Dual Classic (Sept. 1, 2015)
Finish 2nd Fall Finale (Nov. 7, 2014)

MORE HEADLINES

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

12/9/2015

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

Gophers Finish 19th at NCAAs

11/21/2015

The Gophers totaled 464 points for the 10-kilometer course at E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.

Zutz Honored by USATF Minnesota

11/19/2015

The St. Francis, Minn., native was a First Team All-Big Ten and All-Region honoree this year.

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