Team Captain in 2008...
JUNIOR (2007): Earned the team's Most Valuable Player award...became the first Air Force participant at the NCAA Championships since 2004...was the Falcons' top finisher in the final two team competitions of the season...earned first-team all-conference honors with a fourth-place (24:57) finish at the MWC Championships...collected first-team all-region honors with a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Mountain Regional meet...clocked a career-best 10K time of 31:07 at that meet...earned an automatic bid to the national meet, finishing 136th with a time of 31:25...earned a top-10 finish at the Aztec Invitational (25:57)...also competed in the Pre-Nationals Meet, placing 78th with a time of 24:23...academic all-conference selection...MWC Scholar-Athlete...selected as co-captain for the 2008 team.
SOPHOMORE (2006): Competed in six meets for the Falcons, including the conference and regional meets...was the team's top finisher in two...earned all-conference honors following a 12th-place finish at the MWC meet (25:14)... named MWC Runner of the Week following a first-place finish (22:12) at the Wyoming Invitational...also led the team at the NCAA Regional Meet with a 35th-place time of 32:00...placed fourth at the Utah Fall Festival (25:45), which was the team's second-best finish...finished within the top half of the field at the Roy Griak Invitational (150th-26:39)...clocked a time of 25:14 (152nd) at the Pre-National Meet...academic all-conference selection.
FRESHMAN (2005): Participated in six meets for Air Force, including the MWC Championships...ran a season-best 25:52 at the conference meet to finish 28th...finished fourth at the Air Force Open with a time of 27:10...clocked 26:18 at the Fort Hays Invitational to finish 14th... ran the Willamette Invitational in 25:54 and the Woody Greeno Invitational in 26:35 ...opened the season at the 4.1 mile Wyoming Invitational (23:16)...academic all-conference selection.
TRACK AND FIELD HIGHLIGHTS: All-conference selection in the indoor 5000-meter run...finished fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the 2008 MWC meet...recorded the fifth-fastest time in Academy history (9:01.34) at the 2008 NCAA regional meet...was the Rookie of the Year in 2006...three-time academic all-conference selection...earned academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
HIGH SCHOOL: Air Academy High School...finished second at the Colorado 5A state cross country championships...finished fourth in the mile and eighth in the two-mile at the 5A state meet as a senior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Keeney Williams...son of Jim and Mary Williams...born March 2, 1987...has one younger sister, Katie (19)...majoring in behavioral sciences...served as academic officer...named to the Superintendent's List for excellence in military, academic and athletic performance...considers running a gift and his way to glorify God...hobbies include sports...member of Cadet Squadron 10.