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  Matt Henderson

Matt Henderson

Player Profile

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Inman, S.C.

High School:
Dorman

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 142

Major:
Physical Education

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 Atlantic Sun Conference 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 Valuable Runner ... Led the Spartan men during the 2007 season ... Led team with 41st-place finish at the Atlantic Sun Conference 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 ... Double major in physical education and political science ... Hobbies include running and cycling ... Favorite food is pasta ... Favorite TV show is "SportsCenter" ... Favorite movie is "3:10 to Yuma" ... Favorite actor is Samuel Jackson ... Favorite sports figure is MLB star Ken Griffey, Jr. ... Favorite musical group is Day of Fire ... Dream job is to be an Olympic marathon runner.

Henderson's Personal Bests
Cross Country
5k	16:47.23, Gamecock Invitational (8/31/07)
8K	27:00.00, Winthrop Invitational (9/20/08)

 
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