University of Iowa Athletics

Matt Butler

Class Fr.
Hometown Bettendorf, Iowa
High School Bettendorf

2015 — Indoor – ran mile at Big 4 Duals (4:18.35) and Border Battle (4:27.49)… Outdoor – ran 1,500 meters at Jim Duncan Invite (4:07.98).

2014 — Indoor – placed ninth in mile at Big 4 Duals (4:23.36), Bill Bergan Invite (4:25.53) at Iowa Invite (4:28.41)… Outdoor – anchored team-leading 6,400-meter relay to 10th place at Drake Relays (17:01.65)… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed 11th in 1,500 meters at Arkansas Spring Invite (3:59.88) and ran event at Musco Twilight (4:01.01)… Cross Country – ran season bests in 4,000 meters at Bulldog Classic (12:43) and 8,000 meters at Illinois State Invite (25:44)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.

2013 — Indoor – placed 12th in mile at adidas Classic (4:21.04) and 17th at Bill Bergan Invite (4:17.58)… Outdoor – did not compete… Cross Country – competed in four of six races… ran season-best times at Hawkeye Early Bird Invite (13:24.65-4,000 meters), Black & Gold Invite (19:32.70-6,000 meters) and Roy Griak Invite (26:55.5-8,000 meters)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

High School — four-time letter winner in cross country and track… All-State in track as a senior… three-time All-Conference selection in cross country and track… two-time all-district in cross country and track… two-time team MVP in cross country and team MVP as a senior for track… two-time team captain in cross country and track… placed first in the 1600 meters (4:18), fifth in the 3200 meters (9:32), and sixth in the 1600 meter medley (3:33) at the state track meet as a senior.

Personal — born May 8, 1993… son of Joe and Susan Butler… father ran cross country and track at the University of Kentucky… academic letterwinner as a junior and senior… marketing major.

Butler’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 3:59.88 at Arkansas Spring Invitational 4/5/14
Mile (I) 4:17.58 at Bill Bergan Invitational 1/26/13
3,000 Meters (I) 9:02.18 at Husker Invitational 2/27/15
4,000 Meters (CC) 12:43 at Bulldog Classic 8/29/14
6,000 Meters (CC) 19:32.70 Black & Gold Invitational 9/13/13
8,000 Meters (CC) 25:44 at Illinois State Invitational 9/12/14