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Griffin Colaizzi began his running career at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC, where he ran cross country and specialized in the 1600 meter and 3200 meter races in track and field. He won the cross country conference meet two years in a row and the conference 3200 meter race his senior year. As a captain, he led his team to Nike Cross Regionals, a conference championship title, and a DC championship title. He currently holds school records in the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays.
Griffin began the recruitment process early in high school, garnering interest from a variety of Division I and Division III programs. During his junior year, Griffin gained experience navigating the cross country and track and field recruitment system, developing an athletic
profile, frequently communicating with coaches, and conducting overnight recruitment visits. Griffin became very familiar with and knowledgeable about the NESCEC, the Ivy league, and most high-caliber DIII running programs. Prioritizing a combination of academic and athletic excellence, Griffin decided to apply early decision with the support of the cross country and track teams to Williams College.
At Williams College Griffin competed at the varsity level all four years and competed at nationals his sophomore through senior years, contributing to a national runner up finish in 2015. Griffin was awarded USTFCCCA and NESCAC academic honors in every season he competed, and as a captain, received the NESCAC Sportsmanship award. He graduated in 2018, completing an honors thesis with a degree in Psychology. Griffin still enjoys running and competing at the local level.
Matt attended Averill Park High School, where he started running track when he was in 8th grade. He earned his varsity letters in indoor and outdoor track and field as a freshman. When Matt was a junior he was the recipient of the Most Outstanding Field Event Athlete Award and the Most Outstanding Sprinter Award during the indoor season, and Most Outstanding Sprinter Award during the outdoor season. During his senior year, he was a sectional champion in the 100m dash, 200m dash and the 4x100m relay, and was a sectional runner up in the 4x400m relay and long jump. He placed 3rd at the Eddy Meet in the 200m dash and was named a Suburban Council All-Star and a Section 2 All-Star in the 100m and 200m dash.
Matt was recruited by colleges and universities across the east coast, but ultimately made the decision to run for the Florida Institute of Technology. Matt was a four year member of the track and field team. He was named jumps captain his sophomore year and jumps and sprints captain his junior year. He was named to the All-Conference team and was also placed on the All-Conference sportsmanship team his junior year.
After Matt completed his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering he became a graduate volunteer coach as he finished his master’s degree in Systems Engineering. Matt has 7 years of college recruiting experience as a player and knows the benefits of competing at the next level.