Matt Welch  
Matt Welch

RS Freshman

Duluth, Minn.

High School:


Gophers Head to NCAA Midwest Regional

The University of Minnesota men's cross country team returns to action this Friday at the 2014 NCAA Midwest Regional in Peoria, Ill.


Jergenson Leads `U' to Fall Finale Title

Minnesota has now boasted three-straight individual champions at the Fall Finale.


Minnesota Set for Fall Finale

Minnesota has boasted the individual champion at the Fall Finale for two-straight years.


`U' Wins Team Title at Jim Drews Invitational

The Gophers posted 55 team points to win the UW-La Crosse's eight-kilometer race at the Ettrick Golf Club.


Gophers Finish 20th at Wisconsin

Minnesota continues the 2014 season at the 2014 Jim Drews Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 18

2014 | Redshirt Freshman Season
Made his collegiate debut at the UC Riverside Invitational • clocked a 25:21.2 over the eight-kilometer course to finish 45th overall • finished 161st in the Griak Invitational with a time of 27:09.9. • Placed 2nd 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 & fieldran 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)

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

Welch's Career Bests
8K 25:21.2 UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 14, 2014)
Finish 2nd 2014 Fall Finale (Nov. 7, 2014)