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2014 IAAF World Junior Championships

 

Matt Tegenkamp

Matt Tegenkamp

Event: Distance
Height: 6-1
Weight: 145
PR: 1,500m - 3:34.25 (2007); Mile - 3:56.38 (2006); 3,000m - 7:34.98 (2006); 2 Mile - 8:07.07AR (2007); 5,000m - 12:58.56 (2009); 10,000m - 27:28.22 (2011)
Born: 01/19/1982
Current Residence: Portland, Ore.
Hometown: Lee's Summit, Mo.
High School: Lee’s Summit (Mo.) H.S. ‘00
College: Wisconsin ‘05
Coach: Jerry Schumacher
Agent: Tom Ratcliffe
Sponsor: Nike
Club: Oregon TC Elite
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USA Championships
2009 USA Outdoor 5,000m champion (13:20.57)
Two-time USA Indoor 3,000m champion - 2007 (7:46.08); 2008 (8:02.52)
Two-time USA Outdoor 5,000m runner-up - 2006 (13:15.0); 2007 (13:31.31)
Two-time USA Outdoor 10,000m runner-up - 2011 (28:39.97); 2012 (27:33.94)
2008 Olympic Trials 5,000 runner-up (13:29.68)
2005 USATF Club cross country champion (29:47)
 
International Championships
Fourth at 2007 World Outdoor 5,000m (13:46.78)
 
Collegiate Championships/Honors
5th at 2001 World Cross Country Championships 
2001 USA Junior Cross Country champion
 
About Matt
The American record holder in the two-mile, Tegenkamp joined Bob Kennedy, Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp and Dathan Ritzenhein as the only Americans ever to break 13-minutes in the 5,000m. Tegenkamp surprised many by placing fourth in the 5,000m at the 2007 World Outdoor Championships, which propelled him to a year-end world ranking (#10) by Track & Field News for the first time in his careerWith fellow American Bernard Lagat ending the season ranked #4 globally, it marked the first time since 1985 that two Americans ended a season ranked in the top ten in the world at 5,000 meters. Tegenkamp graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2005 where he struggled with a series of injuries throughout his collegiate career. After Tegenkamp missed the 2003 cross country season with yet another injury, Wisconsin coach Jerry Schumacher changed his training regimen, emphasizing shorter, more frequent runs.
Results
2013:
6th at Peachtree Road Race 10 km (28:25); 7th at USA Outdoors 10 km (29:21.93); 4th at Fifth Third Bank River Run 20 km Road Race (1:14:43); 3rd at USA Cross Country Championships 12 km (35:55.8); 6th at New York Columbia Qualifer 5,000m indoor (13:35.46)
2012: 19th in Olympic Games 10,000m final (28:18.26); Olympic Trials 10,000m runner-up (27:33.94); 12th at Pre Classic (13:24.74); 3rd at Payton Jordan Invite 5,000m (13:15.00) and in 1,500m (3:41.39);
2011: Placed 10th in 10,000m at World Outdoors (28:41.62); USA Outdoor 10,000m runner-up (28:39.97)
2010: 8th at USA Outdoors in 1,500m (3:52.54); 8th at adidas Grand Prix 5,000m (3:36.12); 13that Nike Prefontaine 5,000m (13:25.09)
2009: USA Outdoor 5,000m champion (13:20.57); 8th at World Champs 5,000m (13:20.23); 7th at Brussels 5,000m (12:58.56)
2008: 13th at Olympic Games 5,000m (13:33.13); USA Indoor 3,000m champ (8:02:52); 13th in Brussels 5,000m (13:25.71)
2007: 4th at World Outdoors 5,000m (13:46.78); USA Outdoor 5,000m runner-up (13:31.31); USA Indoor 3,000m champ (7:46.08); 3rd at Nike Prefontaine Classic two-mile (8:07.07AR); 8th in 1,500m at Athens (3:34.25); 6th in 3,000m at Monaco (7:37.31); 6th in 1,500m at Heusden (3:36.48); 4th in 3,000m at Stockholm (7:35.68)
2006: Runner-up at 5,000m at USA Outdoors (13:15.00); 8th at Stockholm 5,000m (13:04.90); 6th at Eugene 2-mile (8:16:50); 1st at Madison mile (3:56.38); 7th at Berlin 1,500m (3:35.96); 5th at Monaco 3,000m (7:34.98)
2005: 6th at USA Outdoors 5,000m (13:25.36); 5th in 5,000m at NCAA Outdoors (13:41.07); Big 10 1,500m champ (3:39.40)
2004: 3rd in 5,000m at NCAA Outdoors (14:11.45); 2nd at Big 10 Champs
2003: Injured, did not compete.
2002: Runner-up at Big 10 Champs 5,000m
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Indoor bests - 3000m, 7:54.70 (No. 13 in the USA); 5000m, 13:35.46 (No. 6 in the USA, No. 8 in the World); Outdoor bests - Marathon, 2:12:28 (No. 3 in the USA, ranked No. 4 in the USA by T&FN)
2012: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 13:15.00 (No. 5 in the USA by T&FN, No. 48 in the world); 10,000m, 27:33.94 (No. 3 in the USA by T&FN, No. 46 in the world); 20km, 58:30 (No. 4 in the USA)   
2011: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 13:14.75 (No. 4 in the USA, ranked No. 5 in the USA by T&FN); 10,000m,  27:28.22 (No. 4 in the USA, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2010: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 13:25.09 (No. 8 in the USA, ranked No. 10 in the USA by T&FN)
2009: Outdoor bests - 3,000m, 7:37.32 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 21 in the world); 5,000m, 12:58.56 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 12 in the world, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2008: Outdoor bests - 3,000m, 7:40.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 24 in the world); 5,000m, 13:25.71 (No. 6 in the USA, ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests - 3,000m, 7:40.25 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 12 in the world); Outdoor bests - 1,500m, 3:34.25 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 22 in the world); 3,000m, 7:35.69 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 12 in the world); 5,000m, 13:07.41 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 22 in the world)
2006: Outdoor bests - 1,500m, 3:35.96 (No. 5 in the country, No. 40 in the country, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN); 3,000m, 7:34.98 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 15 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN); 5,000m, 13:04.90 (No. 2 in the USA by T&FN, No 24 in the world)
2005: Indoor bests - 3,000m, 7:55.72 (No. 8 in the USA, No. 40 in the world); 5,000m, 13:46.13 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 8 in the world); Outdoor bests - 3,000m, 7:43.33 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 42 in the world); 5,000m, 13:25.36 (No. 12 in the USA, ranked No. 10 in the USA by T&FN)
2004: Outdoor bests - 5,000m, 13:30.90 (No. 8 in the USA)
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