Matt Mizereck was born and raised in Tallahassee. He is an FSU graduate, but began his college career by earning an AA at UF. His running kicked off hard and fast in the 8th grade with an appearance at the State track championships on only 6 weeks of training. In high school, while running for the Leon Lions, he improved by leaps and bounds. He was, at the time, one of only four athletes to ever win 3 state cross country individual titles, which also helped lead the team to 3 state titles as well.
Matt won two state titles in the mile and one in the two mile for track and qualified for the Foot Locker national compettion in 2009 and placed 10th overall in the championship race. Matt can also boast to winning a national 5k title holding the second fastest 5k (14:37) in Florida boys’ history which is still the second fastest to date.
Matt still currently holds the 5k, 2 mile, and 800m records for Leon High School. He was the 2009-10 Gatorade’s Florida runner of the year; a 3 time Big Bend Runner of the Year; 3 time Dairy Farmers Runner of the Year; and 2 time high school All American. Following high school, Matt ran for the University of Florida for 3 years.
• First athlete to receive both All-ACC and All-SEC honors
• All-ACC Men’s Second Team – 2013
• All-SEC Men’s First Team – 2011
• All-SEC Men’s Freshman Team – 2010
TRACK and FIELD:
• All-SEC Men’s Second Team – 2012