|High School:||Legacy H.S.|
2012 (Track and Field): Competed in six meets for A&M-Commerce ... Notched his best showing at the Hendrix Invitational, setting season-bests in the 800 meter (2:11.19) and 1,500 meter (4:18.69) while finishing 10th and 12th respectively ... Ran a 4:19.34 in the 1,500 meter at the Mean Green Spring Invitational ... Competed in the 3,000 meter steeplechase on three occasions, recording a season-best 10:31.50 at the Bobby Lane Invitational while placing 12th ... Finished 13th at the Lone Star Conference Championships (10:37.07) and 12th at the Michael Johnson Dr. Pepper Classic (10:39.85).
2011 (Cross Country): Competed in all six events for A&M-Commerce with a pair of top-10 finishes ... Placed seventh at the Southern Arkansas Lois Davis Invitational (27:23) .... Finished 10th at the Texas Wesleyan Ram Rumble (27:12) ... Posted a season-low time of 26:42 at the Lone Star Conference Championships, finishing 23rd ... Competed in the NCAA South Central Regional, placing 93rd (34:31).
2011 (Track and Field): Competed in five meets for A&M-Commerce ... Ran a 2:04.78 in the 800 meter dash at the Tarleton State Invitational while posting a season-best in the 1500 meter run (4:10.09) ... Finished 26th in the 1500 meter at the Mean Green Twilight with a time of 4:12.62 ... Ran in the 3000 meter steeplechase in three events, highlighted by a ninth-place finish at the Lone Star Conference Championships (10:33.47) ... Posted a season-best 10:20.74 showing at the Michael Johnson Invitational.
2010 (Cross Country): 25th at the ECU Tiger Chase Invitational ... 34th at the LSC Championships ... 63rd at the NCAA South Central Regional ... 95th at the Cowboy Jamboree.
Prior to A&M-Commerce: A four-time regional qualifier and three-time team MVP and team captain of the cross country team ... Team was two-time district champions and three-time regional qualifier in cross country ... Named track runner of the year as a sophomore and as a senior ... Team track MVP as a junior ... A two-time regional qualifier in track and field ... Team won district as a senior in track and field.
Personal: Born November 29, 1991 ... Son of Raymond and Jean Mata ... Plans to major in construction engineering.
Mata's A&M-Commerce Career-Bests
800 Meter Run: 2:04.78 - Tarleton State Invitational (Mar. 10, 2011)
1,500 Meter Run: 4:10.09 - Tarleton State Invitational (Mar. 10, 2011)
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: 10:20.74 - Michael Johnson Invitational (Apr. 23, 2011)