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MATT LANE
Events:  Middle distance

Height: 5-10

Weight: 140

PR: 1500m 3:40.66 (2002) mile 3:57.57 (2002) 3,000m 7:48.02 (2001) 5000m 13:25.38 (2001)

Born: September 5, 1977 in Yarmouth, Maine

Current Residence: Palo Alto, Calif.

High School: Yarmouth (Maine) HS 96

College: William & Mary 01

Coach: Frank Gagliano

Agent: Tom Radcliffe

Club: Nike

 

Career Highlights: 2000 NCAA 5000m runner-up; 2nd at 2002 USA Indoor 3,000; 3rd in 5,000m at 2002 USA Outdoors; 4th in 5000m at 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials.

 

    Lane is a seven-time collegiate All-American who has made the transition to the top ranks of elite middle-distance running. Devoted to disciplined training, he works out twice a day and runs more than 100 miles a week. In addition to his training and studies while at William & Mary, Lane was also an accomplished piano player who performed regularly at the University Centers Homebrew.  One of Lanes biggest fans (both on the track and with the piano) is accomplished pianist Bruce Hornsby of the rock group Bruce Hornsby and the Range. A close advisor, Hornsby has been an inspiration to Lane. Bruce is a very down-to-earth guy, and we get along pretty well, said Lane. He was kind enough to show me a few things on the piano.

 
2003: 11th in 5000m at USA Outdoors (13:52.62)11th in 5000m at London (13:42.69)best of 13:42.69
2002:
 2nd in 3,000m at USA Indoors (7:51.71)3rd in 5,000m at USA Outdoors (13:30.58)5th in 4K at USA XC Champs (11:30)3rd in 3,000m at Khania (7:50.77)10th in mile at Nike Prefontaine (3:57.57PR)ranked #2 at 3,000m, 4th at 5,000m & 10th at 1,500m in U.S. by T&FNbests of 3:40.66, 3:57.57, 7:50.77 & 13:28.05.

2001: 4th in 5000m at USA Outdoors (13:32.91)set PR of 13:25.38 on May 4 at Palo Alto, Californiaranked #6 in 5000m, #7 at 10,000m in U.S. by T&FNbest of 13:25.38.

2000: 2nd in 5000 meters at NCAA Outdoor Championships...4th in 5K at 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials...ranked #5 in U.S. by T&FN...bests of 3:43.60 and 13:27.24.

1999: 1st at Colonial Conference Outdoors, 6th at NCAA Outdoors and 9th at USA Outdoors in 5000 meters...best of 13:46.90.

1998: 1st at Colonial Conference Outdoors, 11th at NCAA Outdoors and 12th at USA Outdoors in 5000 meters...12th in 1500m at IC4As...bests 3:48.70 and 13:48.48. 

 

9/25/03