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Matt Wilson

PITTSBURG, Kan. — Matt Wilson is rewriting the history books at Pittsburg State.

Wilson, a graduate of Paola High School, ran a school-record setting time of 1 minute, 11.54 seconds to place first in the 600-meter run in the Wendy’s, Pittsburg State University, MIAA Challenge at the Robert W. Plaster Center on Thursday, Jan. 30, breaking a 25-year old record.

Back at home for the Indoor Gorilla Classic on Saturday, Feb. 13, Wilson had another record-setting day. He turned in a time of 1:51.55 to set a new standard in the 800-meter run. The time is also an NCAA qualifying mark.

Wilson also ran on the medley relay team, which set another school record, making it three school records in two weeks.

He is member of the MIAA Academic Honor Roll.

Matt is the son of Jeff and Kelli Wilson of Paola.

Sports Editor Gene Morris can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or gene.morris@miconews.com.

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