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  Matt Hurley
Matt Hurley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, FL

High School:
Lawton Chiles

Event:
Pole Vault


Collegiate Best: Pole vault (16'6.75")

Regional Qualifications: Pole vault (17'0.75")

School Records: Tied for 6th all-time in the pole vault (17'0.75")

Personal Best: Pole vault (17'0.75")
2006 Best: Pole vault - 17'0.75" at the Texas Relays

2006: Outdoor - Top Seminole pole vaulter... eighth highest vaulter in the region and top 30 in the country... met the regional qualifying standard for the third consecutive season... cleared a lifetime-best height of 17'0.75" (5.20m) in taking second-place at the Texas Relays... earned All-ACC honors for a third-place outing at the league championships... vaulted 16'2.75" (4.95m) at the conference meet... also finished second with marks of 16'6.75" (5.05m) at the Seminole Twilight and the FSU Relays... took the Diet Pepsi Invitational pole vault crown in clearing the bar at 16'0.75" (4.90m). Indoor - Had team's top pole vault mark...out of the team's top seven vaults, he holds six of the best vaults...season best came at the Tyson Invite where he placed second with a vault of 16'7.25"/5.06m... vaulted 16'0.75" at three different meets during the season--Lobo Invite (10th), Pepsi Invite (sixth) and Clemson Opener (eighth)...also recorded vaults of 15'7"/4.75m at two different meets--the ACC Championships (placed eighth) and Florida Intercollegiates (tied for fourth).

2005: Outdoor - Made his second consecutive appearance at the NCAA East Regional Championships, competing in the pole vault... did not record a height at the regional meet... posted a career-best height of 16'6.75" (5.05m) at the prestigious Texas Relays to earn a berth at the regional championships... narrowly missed earning All-ACC honors with a fourth-place finish, reaching a height of 16'2.75" (4.95m)....was the runner-up at the Yellow Jacket Invitational and the FAMU Relays. Indoor - Top Seminole vaulter for the season...hit a season-best height of 15'11" (4.85m) at the Gator Invitational...won the pole vault at the Wildcat Invitational, vaulting 15'7" (4.75m)... took third place at the Florida Intercollegiates, posting a height of 15'9" (4.80m)...

2004: Outdoor - Made his first appearance at the NCAA East Regionals meet, after meeting the regional qualifying mark four times...should lead the Tribe contingent in the pole vault event...vaulted to a collegiate best 16'5" (5.0m) en route to winning the event at the Seminole Invite...finished in fourth place at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, posting a height of 16'4.75" (5.0m)...finished fourth at the FSU Relays and the Yellow Jacket Invite with a mark of 16'4.75" (5.0m)...won the FSU Relays with a height of 15'11" (4.85m)...his collegiate best mark of 16'5" (5.0m) earned him a spot amongst the conference's top performers... Indoor - Was one of the dominant vaulters on the team, recording fi ve of the top seven pole vault marks... recorded a season best finish at the ACC Indoor Championships, tying for fifth place on a height of 15'5" (4.70m)...recorded a season-best height of 15'11" (4.85m) at the Adidas Invite... also recorded top ten finishes at the Gator Invite and the Clemson Invite.

2003: Did not compete in either season for Florida State.

Prep: Placed third in the pole vault at the 2002 All-State Track event... participated in football for four years and track for 3 years at Chiles High School.

Personal: Dean's List recipient...National Society of Collegiate Scholars member...goes by the nickname Beast.

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