Matt Steiger Shares His Strategies


Matt Steiger of La Crescent class of 2018

Personal Records:

400m - 52.9 (split; ran right after my 800m PR)

800m - 1:59.82

1600m - 4:21.10

3200m - 9:38.12

5K - 15:52.80 (recent PR at Lake City Invite)

State XC 2016 - 2nd Place

State XC 2015 - 17th Place

State XC 2014 - 37th Place

State T&F 2017 - 3200m, 4th place; 1600m, 4th place

State T&F 2016 - 1600m, 4th place

Where were you born?

I was born in La Crosse which is right across the river from my hometown of La Crescent. I have lived here since I was a baby. The bluffs make in a great area for running. I weigh 126 pounds and am 5 feet 10 inches tall.

What sports did you play when you were young?

Throughout my childhood I loved football and running. I played tackle football for my local Boys and Girls Club football team in 6th grade. It was my first time in organized sports and I had tons of fun playing. However I always knew that I would be a runner. My dad was a great runner himself in high school (9:21 3200m) and I always knew that I would follow in his footsteps. The next year I joined Cross Country and Track to start my running career. I'm not quite sure on how many letters I have but I my best guess would be eight letters for track and cross country combined (I have earned a varsity spot since 8th grade).