Matthew Maton, who grew up in Austin, made history on Friday night in Eugene, Oregon. A high-school senior in Bend, Oregon, Maton became the just the sixth high-school runner in U.S. History (fifth American) to break the four-minute mile barrier. Before a Hayward Field crowd on the University of Oregon campus at the Twilight Meet, [...]
Matthew Maton, who has won six Oregon state track and cross-country titles, has been kicked off his Summit HS team in Bend. Maton, who was raised in Austin but moved to Bend six years ago with his family, is one of the most decorated high school distance runners in the country and was recruited by most of the top track powers (including Texas). He has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Oregon where his older sister Ashley is a junior on the team.