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Matt Fischer
Matt  Fischer


Kennett Square, Pa.

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Track & Field Qualifies 24 for NCAA East Preliminary Round

NCAA East Preliminary Round takes place May28-30 at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.


Burkhardt, Fischer Pace Nittany Lions on Day One

Penn State men score eight points in the 10k to close out day one of the Big Ten meet


Chikotas, Nittany Lions Enjoy Success at Penn Relays

Elizabeth Chikotas won the 5,000-meter run; four Nittany Lions set record book performances


Nittany Lion Men Capture Three Titles Friday

Robby Creese, Darrell Hill and the men's distance medley relay victorious on day one of Big Tens


Fatherly Climbs Penn State Record Books

Junior Rachel Fatherly moves into No. 2 in the shot put and weight throw at Penn State


On the National Scene... || 2014 Cross Country || Became the first Nittany Lion to win the Mid-Atlantic Regional since Dan Mazzocco (2003) ... Won the Mid-Atlantic Regional with his time of 30:16 ... All-region ... Named the Mid-Atlantic Region Men's Athlete of the Year, also the first Nittany Lion to claim the award since Mazzocco (2003) ... Advanced to the NCAA Cross Country Championships for the second-consecutive year ... Finished 167th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (32:06) || 2014 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the 5,000-meter run ... Recorded a time of 14:11.57 to finish fifth in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA East Prelims ... Advanced to the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 5,000-meter run ... Finished 25th in the 5,000-meter run (15:05.99) at the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships || 2013 Cross Country || Claimed fourth-place at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships with his time of 29:45.6 ... At the NCAA Cross Country Championships, Fischer placed 78th with his time of 31:06.2 || 2013 Outdoor || Qualified for the NCAA First Round in the 5000, finishing 25th overall || 2012 Cross Country || Placed 46th overall and sixth for Penn State at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional ... Finished in 31:31 for 10K || 2011 Cross Country || Placed 61st overall at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships

At the Big Ten Championships... || 2014 Cross Country || Guided the Nittany Lions to a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships with his eighth-place finish (23:52.8) ... Second team All-Big Ten || 2014 Outdoor || Placed seventh in the 5,000-meter run with his final time of 14:11.96 || 2014 Indoor || Finished 24th in the 5,000-meter run (14:47.85) || 2013 Cross Country || Placed third, which is the highest finish in school history ... First Team All-Big Ten || 2013 Outdoor || Placed fifth in the conference 5K, finishing in 14:12.16 || 2013 Indoor || Just missed a scoring finish, placing 10th overall in the 5K in 14:16.43 || 2012 Cross Country || Finished 34th overall and second for PSU at the conference meet, running 24:35 for 8,000-meters || 2012 Outdoor || Took 21st overall in the 5000 || 2012 Indoor || Finished 14th in the 3000 ... Placed 16th in the 5000 with an indoor PR of 14:27.23 || 2011 Cross Country || Placed 65th overall

On the Course... || 2014 Cross Country || Competed in six meets for Penn State ... Won both races he competed in at the Blue-White Golf Course ... Led the Nittany Lions to the team title at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational with his first-place finish (26:11.4) ... At the Notre Dame Invitational, Fischer finished 68th (24:22.2) ... Ran a time of 25:11.2 to finish 59th at the Pre-National Invitational || 2013 Cross Country || Opened the 2013 season with a 24th-place finish at Lehigh's Paul Short Run ... Took 29th at the Pre-National Invitational ... Top-finisher for Penn State in all five meets competed in || 2012 Cross Country || Highest individual finish was a runner-up effort at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational ... Placed 37th as the Nittany Lions' number two at the Greater Louisville Classic || 2011 Cross Country || Had a breakout redshirt freshman season, finishing in the Nittany Lion top seven in all appearances ... Placed 10th overall at the Penn State National ... Finished 30th at the Roy Griak Invitational as the Lions' number-two scorer ... Took runner-up honors at the Lock Haven Dolan Duals

Around the Track... || 2014 Outdoor || Opened the 2014 outdoor season with a ninth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run (3:46.95) at the Bison Outdoor Classic ... Finished 20th in the 5,000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays with his season-best time of 14:09.97 ... Placed 10th in the 5,000-meter run at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational with his time of 14:26.21 || 2014 Indoor || Finished fifth in the 3,000-meter run at the Penn State National Invitational with his lifetime-best time of 8:04.21, which moves him into fourth all-time in the Penn State record books ... Took 22nd in the 5,000-meter run at the UW Husky Classic with his time of 14:17.48 || 2013 Outdoor || Placed 10th in his 5K section at the Stanford Invitational, turning in a lifetime-best 14:01.23 ... Was a member of the Lions' fifth-place 4xMile at Penn Relays ... Turned in a PR 3:49.36 for 1500 at the Bison Outdoor Classic || 2013 Indoor || Placed fourth in the 3K at the Penn State National, going 8:10.02 ... Took 12th in his section of the 5K at the Washington Husky Classic, running a PR 14:09.87 ... Finished 11th in the 3K at the Alex Wilson Last Chance with a lifetime-best 8:08.35 || 2012 Outdoor || Clocked a personal-best 14:11.47 for the 5000 at the Stanford Invitational ... Also competed in the 5K at Penn Relays || 2012 Indoor || Placed third in his section of the 3K at the UW Husky Classic, thanks to a PR 8:10.40 ... Placed second in the mile at the Nittany Lion Challenge, and seventh in the 3000 at the PSU National

Before Penn State... || High School || Capped his high-school career off in outstanding fashion, capturing a Pennsylvania state title in the 3200-meters, running a career-best 9:03.01 - the best time by any Pa. prep in 2010 ... Qualified for the Pa. State Meet in the 1600-meters as a junior ... A two-time state qualifier in cross country, helping his Unionville teammates to a sixth-place finish as a senior || Personal || Son of Ingrid and Rick Fischer ... Born May 6, 1992 ... DUS Major

Collegiate Personal Bests || Track and Field

Event Indoor Outdoor
1500m *** 3:46.95
Mile 4:11.05 ***
3000m 8:04.21 ***
5000m 14:09.87 14:01.23
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