Matt Nielsen Athlete Profile

Matt Nielsen

Matt Nielsen
Position: Sprints Height: 5-10 Weight: 130 Roster Years: 2001-2003 Hometown: Sammamish Last School: Eastlake High School

Personal

PERSONAL: Born 04/29/78 ... parents are Jordan and Marsha Nielsen ... married to the former Brandi Hoolman ... majoring in psychology.

At BYU

2001: 2nd in 400m at Mountain State Games (48.16)...3rd at MWC Indoor Championships in 400m (49.43)...won 400 crown at Robison Invitational in career-best 46.29...claimed MWC Outdoor title in 400m with a time of 47.15 ...voted most improved and most inspirational member of the BYU team... received MWC All-Academic honors.

Before BYU

BEFORE BYU: High school team state champion ... placed second in 400m in 1996 and 1997 ... at the University of Nebraska Big 12 Indoor Conference Meet placed 8th in 600 yard.

Stats

BEST MARKS: 100m, 10.54; 200m, 20.92; 400m, 46.26; 200m, 21.46; 800m, 156.71.



2001 | Freshman Year

Placed second in 400m at Mountain State Games ... placed third at the MWC Indoor Championships in 400m (49.43) ... won 400m crown at Robison Invitational in career-best 46.29 ... claimed MWC Outdoor title in 400m with a time of 47.15 ... voted most improved and most inspirational member of the BYU team ... received MWC All-Academic honors.

2002 | Sophomore Year

Placed first in the 200m at the Snake River Open and the Mountain State Games ... won the 400m at the Air Force Invitational ... placed second in the 400m at the Husker Invitational ... won the 400m and placed fifth in the 60m at the MWC Indoor Championships ... placed second in the 200m at the Cal Poly Invitational ... won the 400m in a time of 47.05 and placed second in the 200m at the USC Dual Meet ... first-place finish in the 200m and fourth in the 100m at the UTEP Springtime Invitational ... placed first in the 400m (46.26) and fifth in the 200m at the Robison Invitational ... won the 100m in 10.62 and the 200m in 21.14 at the Utah Collegiate Games ... placed second in the 200m (20.92) and third in the 100m (10.61) at the MWC Outdoor Championships.

2003 | Junior Year

Placed eighth in the 60m (7.15) and sixth in the 400m (48.88) at the Husker Invitational ... finished fourth in the 200m (21.91) at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Championships ... captured first place in the 400m with a time of 47.07 and fifth place in the 200m (21.53) at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... competed in the 200m at the NCAA National Championships.