Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


Matt McHugh
Matt McHugh

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Exeter, N.H.

High School:
Exeter HS

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
10/16/1987

I/O Eligibility:
SR/SR

AT ILLINOIS

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Twice broke his own school record in the hammer throw ... Set the top mark in UI history of 202-10 (61.83m) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational after initially setting the mark at the season-opening Yellow Jacket Invitational with a distance of 197-4 (60.15m) ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championship in the hammer throw and placed 25th ... Scored in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Championships with a fifth-place finish and mark of 195-0 (59.44m) ... Won the hammer throw at the Mike Poehlein Invitational and the Illinois Twilight ... Eclipsed the 60 meter mark in the event four times during the season ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Broke the school record in the weight throw with a mark of 63-2 3/4 (19.27m) at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic ... His mark eclipsed the previous record of 60-4 (18.38m), set by Peter Knaus in 2004 and tied by Nick Byrnes in 2005 ... Competed in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships and placed 14th with a mark of 59-9 ½ (18.22m) ... Turned in top-four finishes in the weight throw at the first three meets of the year.

2009 Track & Field
Outdoor: Broke Bob Carper's school record of 187-4 set in 1979 when he marked 190-4 (58.02m) in the hammer throw at the Illinois Invitational ... Competed in the hammer throw at the NCAA Mideast Regional, taking 21st place ... Posted a mark of 190-4 (58.01) at the Big Ten Championships and scored with a sixth-place finish ... Took first place in the hammer throw at the Illinois Invitational and the Morgan State Legacy Meet ... Finished in the top 10 in seven meets during the outdoor season ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Competed in the weight throw at two indoor meets ... Recorded indoor season-best throw of 54-1 ¼ at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational ... Took third place at the Iowa Dual.

2008 Track & Field
Outdoor: Took eighth in the hammer throw at the Big Ten Championships with season-best mark of 183-7 ... 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 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Competed in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships ... Marked season-best 59-7 in the weight throw at the Iowa State Classic ... Threw 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
New Hampshire 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 ... Member of ROTC ... Majoring in physics.

McHugh's Personal Bests
Outdoor
Hammer Throw: 202-10 (61.83m) - Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/2/10)*

Indoor
Weight Throw: 63-2 ¾ (19.27m) - Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/23/10)*

*school record

Updated January 2011

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