Matt Kinback
Matt Kinback
Year: So.
Hometown: Factoryville, Pa.
High School: Lackawanna Trail
Major: Kinesiology
  • Two year letter-winner who has competed in 10 events for the Royals
  • Has recorded three top-25 finishes for the Royals

Sophomore Year (2018)

  • Competed in six events for the Royals, finishing in the team's top-five in two races
  • Had two top-25 finishes incluidng a season-best 18th place result at the Cougar Classic on Sept. 15
  • Ran a career-best 8K time of 28:07.9 at the Inter-Regional Border Battle on Oct. 13
  • Also posted a personal record 5K mark of 18:01.4 at the Misericordia Invitational on Aug. 31

Freshman Year (2017)

  • Ran in four events in his first year in the program.
  • Had his best finish, placing 14th at the Cougar Classic on Sept. 16 at Misericordia in Dallas, Pa.

Top 25 Finishes

  • 14th - 30:32.88, 8,000 meters, Cougar Classic (Misericordia), Sept. 16, 2017
  • 17th - 29:43.70, 8,000 meters, Cougar Classic (Misericordia), Sept. 15, 2018
  • 18th  - 18:01.4, 5,000 meters, Misericordia Invitational, Aug. 31, 2018

Landmark Conference Championship Finishes

  • 2018 - 30th, 28:11.38, 8,000 meters, Oct. 27, Union Canal Tunnel Park, Lebanon, Pa.


  • Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll (2018)

High School/Personal

  • Was a member of the cross country and track teams at Lackawanna Trail.
  • Won gold medals in the 800 and the high jump as a senior at the District 2 track meet.
  • Was named Lackawanna Trail's MVP three times and earned all-league honors twice in track.
  • Son of Robert and Laurel Kinback.
  • Has two sisters, Amanda and Sarah. Amanda is a member of the women's cross country team at the University.