Matt Lindgren
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Position: Grad Assistant
Years Coached: 1st Season

Lindgren joined the Saint Xavier University cross country and track program in December of 2010 as a graduate assistant coach.  He ran cross country and track at Rockford College, a NCAA Division III school.  In track, he specialized in the middle distance events and narrowly missed nationally qualifying in the 800 meters (indoor) and provisionally qualified in the 1500 meters (outdoor).  While running cross country at Rockford College, Lindgren was named the team's "Freshman of the Year" and was a four-time all-conference selection, member of the 2009 conference championship team and has the second fastest 8k (8,000 meters) time in cross country. In track, Lindgren was a six-time conference champion for indoor and outdoor.  He holds track records in events ranging from 400 meters to 1500 meters.  Lindgren is hoping that his experiences at Rockford College will help the Cougars accomplish their goals for the upcoming season.

In 2010, Lindgren graduated from Rockford College with a degree in biology, while minoring in philosophy.  He is currently a graduate student here at SXU and is in the secondary education/biology program at the Chicago campus and also a graduate assistant in the STEM Center at the Orland Park campus.

Roster for 2011 Men's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Mark CataniaFR 5-8 Tinley Park, Ill.Lincoln-Way North
Brian CorcoranSO 5-8 Chicago, Ill.Brother Rice
Kyle CounterFR 6-3 Manhattan, Ill.Lincoln-Way Central
Rich EberSR 6-0 Oak Lawn, Ill.Illinois St./Brother Rice
Dan HastySR 5-8 Oak Lawn, Ill.St. Laurence
Matt HerrmannJR 6-3 Palos Heights, Ill.Brother Rice
Brandon HummerSR 5-11 Willowbrook, Ill.Hinsdale South
Shane KenneySO 5-10 Porter, Ind.Chesterton
Ricky OlmedoJR 5-9 Blue Island, Ill.Calumet College/Eisenhower
Andy PetersSR 5-10 Yellow Springs, OhioYellow Springs
Matt RychelSR 5-11 Tinley Park, Ill.Andrew
Chris SarnaSO 6-2 Palos Hills, Ill.Stagg
Chris ShellenbergerSO 6-1 Crown Point, Ind.Crown Point
Ed McAllister Image
Head Coach
8th season
Matt Lindgren Image
Grad Assistant
1st season