Matthew Blivin
Matthew Blivin
Year: SR/SR
Hometown: Durham, N.C.
Position: Distance
Last School: Charles E. Jordan HS
Experience: 3L

2017 Outdoor

  • Finished sixth in 3000m steeplechase (9:21.97) and sixth in 1500m (3:55.34) at OVC Championships
  • Ran 1500m season and personal best 3:51.76 to win APSU Govs Invitational

2016-17 Indoor

  • Finished third in DMR (10:11.59) and eighth in the mile (4:19.89) at OVC Championships
  • Ran 3000m season and personal best 8:42.19 to take 33rd at Vanderbilt Commodore Invite
  • Ran mile season and personal best 4:12.88 to take eighth at Music City Challenge

2016 Outdoor

  • Finished sixth in 3000m steeplechase (9:19.63) and seventh in 5000m (14:57.31) at OVC Championships, both season and personal bests
  • Set 800m season and personal best 1:57.23 to take 30th at Alabama Relays
  • Ran 1500m season best 3:59.63 to take fourth at Bellarmine Invitational

2015-16 Indoor

  • Finished second in DMR (10:11.69) and seventh in the mile (4:19.74) at OVC Championships
  • Ran 800m season and personal best 1:57.23 at Music City Challenge to finish 16th
  • Ran mile season best 4:14.00 to place ninth at Music City Challenge

2015 Outdoor

  • Finished 10th in 3000m steeplechase (10:00.13) and 11th in 1500m (4:01.76) at OVC Championships, both season bests
  • Ran season best 1:58.42 to win Battle of the Boulevard 800m race

2014-15 Indoor

  • Finished fifth in DMR (10:39.54) and ninth in the mile (4:26.05) at OVC Championships
  • Ran mile season best 4:24.70 to finish 17th at Samford Invitational

Prior to Belmont

Holds several Charles E. Jordan High records including 1600m indoor (4:27.8), 1000m indoor (2:38.4), distance medley relay (10:42), and 4x800m relay (7:58.8) ... Named Third Team All-State in the 1600 mindoors ... Helped CEJHS finish third at Cross Country Midwest Regional, the highest team finish ever ... Named United States Marine Corps Distinguished Male Athlete.

Personal

Interested in majoring in Biology ... Son of David and Jayne Blivin ... Born Matthew Davidson Laird Blivin on June 27, 1996 ... Has two siblings, Millicent, who is his twin, and Christopher ... AP scholar ... Habitat for Humanity president ... Lists Meb Keflezighi, Will Lerr and Kobe Bryant as favorite athletes ... Favorite movies are Inception and The Dark Knight ... Favorite musical groups as Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, and Mumford and Sons.

Personal Records

800m (Outdoor): 1:50
1500m (Outdoor): 3:51.76
MIle (Indoor): 4:12.88
3000m (Indoor): 8:42.19
5000m (Outdoor): 14:57.31
3000m Steeplechase: 9:19.63
8K (XC): 25:56.2
10K (XC): 33:14.0