JUNIOR (2011): Competed in four meets, including the Mountain West Championships...finished 30th at the conference meet with a time of 26:28...recorded a season-best time of 25:35 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (203rd)...finished third at the season-opening Rust Buster Invitational after posting a 6K time of 18:48...also competed at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing 87th with a five-mile time of 25:19...academic all-conference selection...Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Competed in two meets...opened the season with a 10th-place finish at the Rust Buster Invitational...clocked a 6K time of 18:59 at that race...also competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, clocking an 8K time of 25:10 (111th)...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete.
FRESHMAN (2009): Ran at the Colorado State Classic...placed 34th with a time of 21:39.50...that time was the Falcons' best four-mile time of the season...was the squad's top finisher at that meet.
HIGH SCHOOL: George Washington High School...seven-time letterwinner in track and cross country...earned cross country MVP honors as a sophomore...served as cross country team captain during junior and senior seasons...clocked a personal-best 5K time of 15:27 and a personal-best two-mile time of 9:17...earned an IB diploma.
PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Jacob Bell...goes by Matt...nickname is "Baboon"...son of Mark and Judy Bell...has one younger sister, Sally...majoring in environmental engineering...future plans include becoming a pilot...has served as Element Leader, Morale, Welfare and Recreation NCO, Athletic NCO and Athletic Officer...member of the "500 Club"...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...hobbies include biking, camping, fishing, skiing and hiking...traveled to Nepal over the summer for a two-week Olmsted trip through the Civil Engineering department to help construct bathrooms at a youth hostel in the Himalayas...member of Cadet Squadron 09.