Matt Cooper
Matt Cooper


Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Oak Mountain



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2012 Outdoor: Did not compete.

2012 Indoor: Season best time of 1:55.34 in the 800m prelims at the SEC Indoor Championships... Posted a time of 1:55.37 in the 800m at the VT Elite Meet... Finished fifth in the 4x400m relay with a mark of 3:28.27 at the Alabama Indoor Opener... Won the DMR at the VT Elite Meet with a time of 9:56.34.

2011 Outdoor: Debuted at the SEC-Big 10 Challenge in the 800m, finishing 12th in 1:59.26 ... Ran the 800m again at the Tiger Track Classic and finished 23rd at 1:57.83 ... Competed in 400m at the Seminole Invitational, finishing in 26th at 51.68, and also ran on the 4x400m relay team that placed seventh with a time of 3:23.49 ... Ran at the War Eagle Invitational and finished 23rd in the 800m with a time of 1:56.95 and competed on the 4x400m relay team that finished 14th at 3:25.25 ... Finished sixth in the 800m at the Mississippi Open with a time of 1:55.62 ... Finished his season at the Jaguar Quad at South Alabama running the 800m to finish third with a time of 1:58.0.

2011 Indoor: Debuted at the Clemson Challenge, running the 800m in 1:59.40 to place seventh and ran on the 4x400m relay team that placed sixth with a time of 3:31.80 ... Participated in the 800m at the Clemson JRF Invite and finished 16th at 2:01.22 ... Competed at the GaReat Invitiational in the 800m (15th place at 1:56.75) and the 4x400m relay (fifth place at 3:17.88) ... Ran in two events at the Iowa State Classic, finishing in 35th in the non-seeded 800m in 1:57.61 and ran on the 4x400m relay team that placed 37th at 3:24.55 ... Participated at the SEC Indoors and ran on the 4x400m relay team that placed eighth with a time of 3:18.82.

High School: Member of the 2009 and 2010 4x800m relay state championship teams.

Personal: Born October 14, 1991 ... Son of Roddy and Cindy Cooper ... Has two siblings, Lindsey (30) and Casey (25) ... Majoring in pre-engineering.

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