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Matt Jurysta
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
High School: R.S. McLaughlin Inst.
Experience: 1 Letter
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Jurysta Photos

2011 Cross Country — Finished 32nd at MVC Championship...was 34th at Bradley Classic...placed 22nd at Oz Memorial...16th at Bulldog Classic.

2011 Outdoor — Placed seventh in 800 final at MVC Outdoor Championship running personal best in prelim round (1:53.50)...ran personal best in 1500 (3:51.03) at Arkansas Twilight...also ninth in 1500 at Musco Invite...third in 1500 at Jim Duncan Invite...2011 Indoor — Finished sixth in 800 final at MVC Indoor Championship in then personal best of 1:53.76 in prelim round...won the 800 at Iowa Invitational...third in 3000 at Iowa State Holiday Preview...2010 Cross Country — Finished 20th at Oz Memorial...tenth at Bulldog Classic.

2010 Outdoor — Placed 16th in 1500 at MVC Championship...second in 1500 in personal best 4:09.07 at Central Invitational.

2009 Outdoor  — Ninth in 800 at Kip Janvrin Open...2009 Indoor — Eighth in 800 at UNI-Dome Open.

Prep — Four-year track and three-year cross country team member for R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada...named male cross country athlete of the year during senior season...qualified in track for the OFSAA championship in 2007, anchoring relay team to a sixth place finish.

Personal — Environmental science and policy major....recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship...named one of 14 top Drake freshmen for 2008-09 and one of 15 top sophomores for 2009-10...earned MVC Good Neighbor Award in 2008-2009...son of Maureen Jurysta...born Aug. 26, 1989 in Toronto, Ontario.

Personal Bests
800 - 1:53.50
1500 - 3:51.03
3000 - 8:58.52
5000 - 16:23.82