Matthew Benes
    Matthew Benes


    Homer Glen, Ill.

    High School:




    Saluki track earns two team and seven individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors for 2014 season

    Both the Saluki men's and women's squads earned team recognition and seven individual Salukis were honored as well.


    182 Salukis earn academic honors from MVC

    Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award


    Saluki Track and Field earns 14 MVC Scholar-Athlete honors

    Ten Saluki women earned Scholar-Athlete distinction, the most for a single team male or female in 2014.


    Salukis qualify 12 student-athletes for NCAA West Region Preliminary Round Championships

    The NCAA West Region Preliminary Round Championships will be held May 29-31 at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.


    Saluki women finish third, men fifth at conclusion of MVC Outdoor Championships

    Ashley Gaston (discus) and Luke James (triple jump) won individual MVC titles on Sunday, and Josh Freeman (MVC Most Outstanding Field Athlete) and Sadie Darnell (Elite 18) were recognized as MVC award recipients.


    2014 MVC Outdoor Championships, Day Three

    Photos from the final day of the MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Carbondale, Ill. 5.18.14


    MVC Indoor Championships, Day Two

    Photo credit courtesy of Kirby Eagles, UNI Sports Photographer


    MVC Indoor Championships, Day One

    Photo Credit courtesy of Roland Ferrie, UNI University Relations


    Indiana Relays, Day Two

    Photos from Day Two of the Indiana Relays, Feb. 1, 2014.


    Indiana Relays, Day One

    Photos from Day One of the Indiana Relays, Jan. 31, 2014

    TFRRS Bio

    MVC Scholar-Athlete
    SIU All-Time Top-Ten in 60m, 60h, Indoor 200m, 110h
    Outdoor NCAA Regional Qualifier in the 110 meter hurdles...Competed in four events in seven meets indoors (60m, 60h, 200m, 4x400m) and five events in nine meets outdoors (100m, 110h, 200m, 4x100m, 4x200m)...Notched three event wins, all indoors (60h x2, 200m)...Owned five best times on the men's squad between indoor (60m, 60h, 200m) and outdoor (100m, 200m)...Missed out on All-MVC in three events (60h, 200m indoors, 110h outdoors) across both seasons with fourth-place finishes in each...Outdoor MVC Male Track Athlete of the Week for the week of Mar. 27...Climbed into four SIU all-time top-ten lists in the 60 meter hurdles (fourth, 8.05), 60 meter dash (tenth, 6.91), indoor 200 meter dash (tenth, 22.12) and 110 meter hurdles (tenth, 14.30).

    MVC-Scholar Athlete
    Named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week during the week of Feb. 2 during the indoor season...Competed in eight meets during the indoor season, participating in four different events (55h, 60h, 60m and 200m)...Notched six top-ten finishes combined in his events, including a win in the 60 meter hurdles at the Saluki Invitational...Ran for two events in seven meets during the outdoor season (100m, 110h)...Notched nine top-ten finishes combined.

    Competed in nine meets during the indoor and outdoor season...Earned seven top-ten finishes...Placed first in the 60m hurdles at the Saluki Fast Start...Competed in the MVC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

    High School
    Finished third in the 110m hurdles at the Illinois high school state track meet...Earned conference title and runner-up in sectionals for the 110m hurdles...Qualified for state in the 4x100 relay twice...Holds Lockport High School records in the 110 hurdles and the 4x100 relay.

    Majoring in engineering.