5k: 14:48 (Miami Opener 2009)
10k: 31:03 (Horizon League Champs 2010)
Half: 68:48 (Monumental Half 2012)
Full: 2:26:21 (Chicago 2013)
Matt Lawder began running as a freshman at SLUH in 2003 and has been running ever since. After winning a team title in track during his junior year of high school and placing second as a team his senior year of XC (5th overall individual), he headed to Butler University in Indianapolis. At Butler, he won the Newcomer of the Year award his freshman in Cross Country finishing 4th overall at the conference meet. Other highlights including placing second in the 10k as a freshman at conference. After college, Lawder more back to St. Louis and is currently studying at Washington University in St. Louis, working to earn his PhD in Engineering. He has been training for long distances on the roads focusing on the half and full marathon.
The Big River Racing Team had a strong showing at the GO!
13 April, 2021
Big River Racing is about running in its purest form. We encompass racing and pushing one’s limits, accepting anyone who shares our passion for running. The team is a dedicated group of like-minded individuals who train, race and socialize with the goal of improving the St. Louis running community through advocacy, openness and volunteerism. The team exists to support runners from post-collegiate athletes to those relatively new to the sport and anyone in between.