Matt Popielarz
Matt Popielarz


Saginaw, Mich.

High School:


Blacklaws Returns to Highlight Wolverine Outing at Notre Dame

Blacklaws Returns as Men's Cross Country Runs at Notre Dame


Toeing the Line #4: Notre Dame Invite Up Next for Wolverines

Notre Dame Invite Up Next for Men's Cross Country


Yau Paces U-M for Second Straight Race at Spartan Invite

Yau Paces Men's Cross Country at Spartan Invite


Toeing the Line #2: U-M to Preview Big Ten Course at Spartan Invite

Men's Cross Country to Preview Big Ten Course at Spartan Invite

Last Updated: Dec. 5, 2012

Junior (2012) ... Finished 143rd (25:53) at the 8,000-meter Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) ... Finished 33rd (25:39) at the 8,000-meter Spartan Invitational (Sept. 14) ... Competed unattached at the 5,000-meter Michigan Open (Aug. 31), finishing first (16:00).

Sophomore (2011) ... Finished 20th at the Illinois Orange & Blue Preview (Sept. 16) with a time of 26:21.

Freshman (2010)
... Wrapped the season with a 14th-place finish (31:27.0) at the EMU Fall Classic (Oct. 23) ... Ran in the open race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 16), finishing 101st with a time of 27:22.1 ... Claimed 174th place (26:13.5) at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (Oct. 2).

Prep ... Graduated from Heritage High School (2010) ... National Honor Society ... Honor Roll ... Earned All-Saginaw Valley League, all-county and all-region honors in cross country as a senior (2009) ... Contributed to Heritage HS' runner-up finish at the 2008 Michigan D1 state meet ... Claimed fourth place in the outdoor 1600m and eighth in the indoor 1600m at the 2010 Michigan state meets ... Also earned all-state honors in the 4x800m relay (2009) with a Saginaw Area record time of 7:52.4.

Personal ... Enrolled in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business ... Majoring in business administration ... Born on March 25, 1992 ... Son of Donald and Deanna Popielarz.