Matthew Jurcak
Matthew Jurcak
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Olmsted Falls, Ohio
High School: Olmsted Falls
Position: Sprints/Hurdles
Major: Chemistry

Career: Two-time All-American in the 110-meter hurdles…school record-holder in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.36 seconds…three-time national qualifier...three-time Academic All-UAA honoree...Capital One Academic All-American®.

2012: Earned NCAA All-American honors during both indoor and outdoor championships…named to Capital One Academic All-America® Men’s Track & Field Second Team...capped indoor career with first career All-American finish via a fifth-place and career-best time of 8.14 in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Championship…also recorded a pair of indoor career-best marks in the 200m dash (22.88) and the 55m hurdles (7.68) during the Battle for the Obelisk…concluded career outdoors with a fifth-place finish in the 110m hurdles (14.53) during the NCAA Championship in California…won the UAA Championship with a time of 14.81 in the 110m hurdles at the UAA Outdoor Championship…also finished runner-up in the 400m hurdles at the UAA meet…won the All-Ohio 110m hurdle title with a time of 14.61…posted a season-best time of 54.44 in the 400m hurdles to finish third at the Marv Frye Invitational...selected Academic All-UAA.

2011: Ran the indoor 55m dash in a career-best time of 6.68 at the Spartan Relays…also ran a season-best 55m hurdles at the same meet with a time of 7.71 seconds…ran a season-best 200m dash of 23.68 during the Battle for the Obelisk…placed third at the UAA Indoor Championship with a time of 7.85 in the 55m hurdles…ran an outdoor season-best 110m hurdles at the Gregory Invitational with a time of 14.66 seconds…ran an outdoor career best in the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.26 to place fourth at the UAA Championship…placed third in the 110m hurdles at the same meet with a time of 14.84 seconds…qualified for the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championship and placed 11th in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.70 seconds...selected Academic All-UAA.

2010: Ran a season-best 55m dash in 6.84 seconds at the Spartan Relays…jumped a career-best 1.73m in the high jump at the same event…ran a season-best 200m (23.94) at the Battle for the Obelisk…finished the 55m hurdles in 7.70 at the All-Ohio Championship…ran a season-best 400m hurdles (55.51) at the Allegheny Gator Invitational…placed third in the 400m hurdles at the UAA Outdoor Championship with a time of 56.44 seconds...selected Academic All-UAA.

2009: Posted a season-best 55m hurdles time of 7.74 during the Battle for the Obelisk…recorded a season-best mark of 1.73m in the high jump during the same meet…finished sixth during the UAA Outdoor Championship with a time of 15.64 in the 110m hurdles.

Personal: Earned four varsity letters in track as well as two in football at nearby Olmsted Falls High School…state qualifier in the 110m high hurdles and 300m intermediate hurdles in 2008…2008 second-team All-Southwest Conference pick in track as well as first-team all-district and second-team all-region…first-team All-SWC at defensive back in 2008…member of the National Honor Society…2008 AP Chemistry Student of the Year…2007 Spanish Student of the Year…2006 Health Student of the Year…son of Michael and Colleen Jurcak.