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Matt

Wisner

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Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Carlisle, Pa.
High School: Carlisle

Bio

2018: Owns the Duke all-time record in the indoor 800m … notched personal-bests in both the 800m and the 1,500m, including the fourth-fastest 800m in Duke history … helped the Blue Devils break the school record in the sprint medley relay … opened the indoor season with a second-place finish in the 800m at the Carolina Cup (1/13), posting a time of 1:53.39 … finished third in the 600m at the Power Five Invite (2/3), clocking a time of 1:20.24 … qualified for the ACC Indoor Championship in the 800m, becoming the first Blue Devil to run a sub 1.50 800m with a time of 1:49.61 to finish sixth and earn Second-Team All-ACC honors  … helped the distance medley relay squad earn a ninth-place finish at the ACC Indoor Championship, clocking a time of 9:53.85 … selected to the All-ACC Academic Men’s Indoor Track and Field Team … helped the 4x1,500m relay team earn a first-place finish at the Raleigh Relays (3/31), posting a time of 15:55.33 to finish atop the standings … finished fourth at the Duke Invitational (4/21) in the 800m, recording his first sub 1.50 800m race outdoors with a time of 1:48.04, which serves as fourth all-time in Duke history … helped  the sprint medley relay team earn its highest finish in a Championship of America race, finishing fourth in the Sprint Medley Relay Championship of America Invitational (4/27) with a time of 3:16.52, breaking the oldest Duke record in school history by nearly six seconds, which was set in 1971 … ran the anchor leg of the SMR at Penn with an official 1:48.4 anchor 800m split … qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships in the 800m, finishing fifth with a time of 1:49.19 to earn Second Team All-ACC honors … competed in his first NCAA East Preliminary Round in Tampa and advanced to the national quarter final round in the 800m with a time of 1:49.49… named to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Team.

2017: Raced in ten competitions during the indoor campaign…Won the 800m at the Carolina Cup (1/13), at the Bob Pollock Invitational (1/28), and at the VT Challenge (2/18)…Qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships in the 400m and set a new Duke record there with a time of 1:50.10, which was good for ninth place…Had a team best time of 2:26.51 in the 1,000m at the Hokie Invitational (1/20)… Was a member of the distance medley relay team that finished in eighth place at the ACC Indoor Championships…Competed in eight events during the outdoor season…Had three top ten finishes in the 800m, coming in second at the Battle of the Blues (4/1), in seventh in the Duke Invitational (4/22), and in tenth in the Tennessee Relays (4/8)…Came in 15th place in the 1,500m at
the Duke Invitational…Clocked a combined time of 3:23.00 in the sprint medley relay, the third fastest time in school history and the best time at the Tennessee Relays (4/8)…Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Lettered all four years under the guidance of Ed Boardman at Carlisle High School…also earned two letters as a swimmer while attending Carlisle…competed all four seasons as a varsity runner, serving as team captain for two cross country campaigns…claimed All-Mid-Penn Conference Honors three times and a Mid-Penn cross country title in 2015…two-time All-District three honoree…claimed 2016 All-State honors, as well as 2015 All-Sentinel First Team accolades…during indoor track & field season, served as a two-year captain…garnered all-state honors at 800 meters twice…named to the 2015 Pennsylvania All-State Second Team…while competing in outdoor track & field competitions, was twice named team captain for Carlisle High School…secured nine All-Mid-Penn Conference honors, including two Mid-Penn Outdoor titles (2015-4x800, 2016-1,600)…crowned the District 3 champion in 2014 (4x800) and 2016 (800)…registered two top-five finishes at 800 meters while competing at the state meet to earn two all-state honors (2015-fifth place, 2016-second place)…earned AP Scholar recognition…three-year student council and Model United Nations member…vice president and treasurer of Spanish Honor Society…named a finalist for the 2016 John Travers Student-Athlete Award.

Personal: Son of Steve and Joey Wisner…born May 21, 1998…has one brother, Jack.

Indoor PRs
800m- 1:49.61* (2/24/2018)
1,000m- 2:26.51 (1/20/2017)

Outdoor PRs
800m- 1:48.04 [4] (4/21/2018)
1,500m- 3:49.00 (4/6/2018)
Mile- 4:14.37 (High School)
3,200m- 9:25.89 (High School)

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