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  Matt Henderson

Matt Henderson

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Inman, S.C.

High School:
Dorman

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 142

Event:
Distance

Major:
Physical Education

2009 XC: Finished 35th overall at A-Sun Championships (10/31) ... Set a personal-best time of 26:19.60 as he finished 38th at the Charlotte Invitational (10/2) ... Finished 30th at the Eye Opener (9/5).

2009 Outdoor: Competed in the 10,000-meter run at the A-Sun Championships (5/15) ... Earned his best finish in the 10k at the Duke Invitational and set the school record with a time of 33:14.07 (4/3) ... Also set school records at 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters ... Top finish in the 1,500 was in 4:13.56 at the Winthrop Invitational (3/27) ... Best finish in the 3,000-meters was at the 49er Classic in 9:12.21 (3/21) ... Also saw action in the 800-meter run ... Ran the 1,600-meter relay at the Furman Invitational (4/11) and the 3,200-meter relay at the Wofford Dual Meet (4/17) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2008-09 Indoor: Finished 12th in the 5,000-meter run at the A-Sun Championships and set a new personal-best time of 15:41.40 ... Set school records at the Carolina Invitational in the mile with a time of 4:43.34 and in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:22.40 (2/13) ... Also competed in the mile and 3,000-meter runs at the ETSU Niswonger Invitational (1/31) ... Competed in the mile and 3,000-meter run at the UNC Classic (1/24).

2008 XC: Finished second for the Spartans and 44th overall at A-Sun Championships (11/1) with his second-best time of the season of 27:07 ... Consistent second-finisher for the Spartans ... Finished 40th at the Furman Invitational (10/11). ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2008 Outdoor: Competed in the 5,000-meter run at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championships (5/16) ... Helped lead Upstate to dual meet win over Wofford with wins in three events, the 800-meter run, the 1,600-meter-run and the 3,200-meter-run ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.

2007-08 Indoor: Competed in the 5,000-meters and the distance medley relay for the Spartans at the A-Sun Championships (3/1-2) ... Posted school's second-best times of the season in the 800-meters at the Tiger Invitational (2/16), and the 3,000-meters and the mile run at the Clemson Invitational (1/19).

2007 XC: Named team's Most Valubale Runner ... Led the Spartan men during the 2007 season ... Led team with 41st-place finish at the A-Sun Championships (10/28)... Finished 18th at the Gamecock Invitational (8/31) ... Finished a career-high 12th at the Charlotte Invitational (9/22) ... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team ... Earned a letter.

Before USC Upstate: Lettered in both cross country and track and field at Dorman ... Was member of cross country and track and field teams that won county and regions ... A member of the Beta Club and the National Honors Society ... Did not compete in NCAA athletics, but spent a year at Clemson University. Personal: Born on April 29, 1988 ... Son of Steve and JoAnn Henderson ... Has a brother, Jason ... Physical education major ... Hobbies include running and playing basketball ... Favorite food is pizza ... Favorite TV show is "SportsCenter."

Henderson's Personal Bests
Indoor Track & Field
800-Meter Run	2:12.80, Tiger Invitational (2/15/08)
3,000-Meter Run	9:22.40, Carolina Invitational (2/13/09)
5,000-Meter Run	16:31.61, Atlantic Sun Championships (3/1/08)
Mile Run	4:43.34, Carolina Invitational (2/13/09)
Distance Medley	11:28.44, A-Sun Championships (3/1/08)
Outdoor Track & Field
800-Meter Run	2:07.63, Wofford Dual Meet (4/7/08)
1,500-Meter Run	4:13.56, Winthrop Invitational (3/27/09)
3,000-Meter Run	9:12.21, 49er Classic (3/21/09)
5,000-Meter Run	16:08.68, 49er Classic (3/21/09)
10,000-Meter Run	33:14.07, Duke Invitational (4/3/09)

 
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