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Mato Bekelja
Position: Middle Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hummelstown, Pa.
High School: Hershey
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Personal Records:
400 meters: 49.55
800 meters: 1:49.62
1,000 meters: 2:29.36

At Penn: Ranks fifth all-time at Penn in the indoor 800 meters (1:50.48) ... Two-time NCAA Championships qualifier in the outdoor 800 meters (2013, 2014) ... 2012 Outdoor All-East in the 4x800-meter relay ... Scored with fifth-place finishes at the 2013 Outdoor Heps (4x800) and Indoor Heps (800) ... Was fourth as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team at the 2012 Indoor Heps.

High School: Lettered four times in outdoor track and wrestling and lettered twice in indoor track ... Captain of the wrestling and outdoor track teams ... Member of 4x800-meter relay team that finished fourth in the state, set a school record and earned all-america status in 2011 ... Holds school record in the 800-meter run and was a member of the school's record-breaking 4x400-meter relay ... Qualified for states all four years as a member of a relay team ... District qualifier in wrestling ... FBLA vice-president.

Personal: Son of Olga and John Bekelja ... Uncle, Mickey, played quarterback at Villanova ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.


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