|Hometown:||Lake Villa, IL|
|High School:||Mercersburg Academy|
Personal best: 27:34.8 (UCR '11)
Matt Cook is from Tollhouse. They call him Cookie. He has a giant poster of Prefontaine. His 5k P.R. is 15:38 and his steeple P.R. is 9:52. His pre-race ritual? "I have a nosebleed before each race. Not optional." The Mudd junior from Lake Villa, Illinois is majoring in engineering. His favorite food? "I don't eat. I eat rocks. I like all foods. My favorite is...pho." When asked of his goals he gazed stoically into the distance and murmured, "I've been in two wars. I aspire to be myself. Someday I'll be myself."