Matt Kinback
Matt Kinback
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Factoryville, Pa.
High School: Lackawanna Trail
Major: Kinesiology
  • Three-year letter winner who has competed in 17 events for the Royals
  • Has recorded five top-25 finishes for the Royals

Junior Year (2019)

  • Competed in all seven events for the Royals and finished in the team's top five on four occasions
  • Ran a career-best 5K time of 17:38.9 and finished a career-best ninth at the Misericordia Invitational (Aug. 30)
  • Finished 16th at the Dutchmen Invitational with an 8K mark of 27:37.8 
  • Posted a career-best 8K time of 26:57.9 at the Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 5 

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

  • 9th - 17:38.8, 5,000 meters, Misericordia Invitational, Aug. 30, 2019
  • 14th - 30:32.88, 8,000 meters, Cougar Classic (Misericordia), Sept. 16, 2017
  • 16th - 27:37.8, 8,000 meters, Dutchmen Invitational, Sept. 7, 2019
  • 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.
  • 2019 - 34th, 28:29.32, 8,000 meters, Nov. 2, Colmar Manor Community Park, Colmar Manor, Md. 

NCAA Mideast Regional Finishes

  • 2019 - 110th, 27:02.5, 8,000 meters, Nov. 16, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Honors/Awards

  • Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll (2018, 2019)

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.