Matthew Maton

Birthday: 03/28/96 Mile PR: 3:58.34 - 2017
Metric Mile (1500m) PR: 3:39.97 - 2016
High School: Summit HS
Hometown: Bend, OR
College: University of Oregon, '19
Current Residence: Bend, OR

Matthew Maton wrote his name into the history books when he became the sixth U.S. high schooler to run a sub-4 minute Mile, clocking 3:59.38 at the 2015 Oregon Twilight meet. At the time, he was a 19 year and 41 days old prep athlete who placed an impressive third place amongst professional Milers, closing in 58 seconds. He is the third high schooler in recent years, along with female counterparts Mary Cain and Alexa Efraimson, to run unattached as a Junior participant after parting ways with his high school team. Maton will begin his collegiate career at the University of Oregon in the fall of 2015.

FUN FACT #1: Maton has good genes. His mother, Michelle Dekkers, was the 1988 NCAA XC champion and multi-All-American while at the University of Indiana and his father Jim clocked a 1:46 for 800 meters.

FUN FACT #2: Maton went to his high school prom with fellow rising Mile star Alexa Efraimson.



Four Minutes to Fame: Maton, Fisher and Hunter

February 26, 2016

The latest HSer sub-4 does credit Maton and Fisher for lighting a fire: “It was really inspiring. After I saw that, I thought ‘OK. I’ve got one goal for next year and hopefully I can join the club.'”

By Parker West, Dyestat

In the span of 10 months, the number of all-time sub-4 high school...

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Sub-4 HS Miler Matthew Maton Ready for University of Oregon Debut

October 03, 2015

The freshman from Bend, Oregon, was trained by Parker Stinson during his last season of high school competition.

By Ben DeJarnette, Running Times

The last time Matthew Maton stepped onto a cross country course, the lanky standout from Bend, Oregon, smashed Galen Rupp’s 11-year-old state meet...

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Maton still paying for his magical Mile as prep career closes

June 28, 2015

Maton had more he wanted to accomplish before moving onto his next phase at Oregon, which he achieved with a time of 14:47.10 in the 5000 meters Friday at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships.

By Austin Meek, The Register Guard

Somewhere in his room, Matthew Maton has a pair of shoes he’ll...

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Matthew Maton on Grant Fisher: ‘It’s Going to be a Battle’

May 12, 2015

Maton walks 'Track After Dark' through the race, talks about the events surrounding his departure from his high school team and prom with Alexa Efraimson.

By Lincoln Shryack, FloTrack 

Brand-new sub-4 Miler Matthew Maton joins the podcast to discuss his historic performance over the weekend,...

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HS runner Matthew Maton runs a historic sub-4 Mile

May 09, 2015

“This week I couldn’t sleep, I kept thinking about 4 minutes. I know you aren’t supposed to think about it, but I couldn’t stop.”

By Christopher Keizur, Daily Emerald

At the bell, three athletes sprinted around the curve, spurred on by the cheering of the Hayward faithful. The runners were...

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