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Rogers City Cross Country Runner Matt Wilbert Joins ACC

ALPENA, MI – The Alpena Community College cross country team has recently picked up another local runner out of high school, this time from Rogers City.

Matt Wilbert will be continuing his cross country journey next year when he joins the Lumberjacks Running Team. Wilbert started running when he was in 5th grade. He first wanted to get into football but found running to be a much better fit for him. He’s been the top men’s runner for the Rogers City Hurons this year and also took part in MHSAA State Finals at Michigan International Speedway. Matt talked about what he looks to bring to ACC as a teammate.

“Working hard and practicing to the best of my abilities,” Wilbert said. “When I’m here I’m going to try and push myself even farther than I did in high school.”

Well Head Coach of the cross country team at ACC Mark Jacobs has spoken highly of Matt. He actually coached his brother Paul back in 2013 and 2014 so he’s very familiar with the Wilbert family. Jacobs talked about how great of a fit Matt will be at Alpena Community College.

“I think he’s a perfect fit both individually and as a teammate,” Jacobs said. “He’s one of my kind of guys. He’s a phenomenal young man, a great worker and has a great work ethic so he’ll be a perfect addition to the program.”

Matt Wilbert will be majoring in Electricity at Alpena Community College.