# Matthew Crichton
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Year: JR
Major: Liberal Studies
Parents: Andrew & Shelley Chrichton
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Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
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2013 (Track): Crichton has quailed for the national championships every season he has competed as a Mustang.  He has a chance to have one of the most decorated resumes at the college, as he as been a national qualifier for four consecutive seasons.  Will be focusing on the 1,500-m and the steeplechase, and is expected to hit qualifying marks in both events. An accomplished runner that will be an integral part of leading the team, and is expected to join Gilbertson in the national championships.

2012: Returning his Junior year, Crichton ran 25:42 last year during TMC’s conference championship meet… If he can get back to the point where he was last year, he’ll certainly add depth to the squad… Matt has the opportunity to be an All-American this year and will definitely be one of the squads top 5 guys.

2011:The exciting young talent will look to build off his freshmen year and take advantage of the opportunity to be an eight-time NAIA National qualifier during his career at TMC

2010: Crichton had a stellar freshman campaign.  As an incoming freshman, Crichton was relatively untapped. Gifted and hard-working, Matt quickly rose to be a contributor for the 2010 men's team that finished 11th at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships. During the spring 2011 track season, Crichton was runner-up for GSAC Champion in the men's 3000m steeplechase, as well as breaking the school record and qualifying for the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in the event .

High School: Ran the 5k in 16:28...

Personal: Chose TMC, "because it is a very godly school that is strong both educationally and athletically…I'm looking forward to running in the awesome hills of Santa Clarita and being immersed in a God-centered environment."