Men's Track


Matt McHugh
Matt McHugh

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Exeter, N.H.

High School:
Exeter HS

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
10/16/1987

AT ILLINOIS

2008 Track & Field
Outdoor: Took eighth in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Championships with personal-best mark of 183-7 that ranks fourth in Illinois history ... Won hammer throw at the Illinois Twilight (176-5) ... Took fifth in the hammer at the Sea Ray Relays (181-1) ... Marked 176-8 in the hammer at the Kansas Relays. Indoor: Competed in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships ... Marked personal-best 59-7 in the weight throw at the Iowa State Classic which ranks third in Illinois history ... Throw 56-11 1/4 in the weight throw at the New Balance Invitational ... Was sixth in the weight throw at both the Indiana Open and Carle/Health Alliance Invitational.

2007 Track & Field
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School
State champion in the discus in 2006 ... New England runner-up in the discus in 2006 ... Holds school record in the discus ... Named Foster's Daily Democrat Athlete of the Year ... Earned one letter in track and field ... Also played basketball.

Personal
Born Oct. 16, 1987 ... Son of John and Christine McHugh ... Has one brother, Thomas ... Favorite athlete is Pyrros Dimas, a weightlifter in Greece ... Majoring in physics.

McHugh's Personal Bests
Weight Throw (Indoor): 59-7 (18.16m)
Hammer Throw (Outdoor): 183-7 (55.96m)

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