Matt Eader
    Matt Eader


    West Frankfort, Ill.

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    Updated on Aug. 30, 2010

    2009-10: Competed in the shot put, weight throw, hammer throw, and discus in fifteen events during the season...Won the shot put at the SIU Spring Classic with a distance of 54-10.25 (16.72m)...Recorded multiple top ten finishes in six indoor meets...Finished fourth at the MVC Indoor Championships with a mark of 56-06.00 (17.22m).

    Prior to SIU: Spent his freshman year at the University of Illinois...Competed in seven outdoor events in the shot put, four in the discus and once in the hammer throw...Threw a personal-best 16.09m in the shot put at the USA Junior Championships...Was fourth in two outdoor events in the shot put, which was his highest finish in the event...Threw the shot in seven indoor events and the weight throw in two...Finished third at the EIU Friday Night Special...Had an indoor-best shot put throw of 54-02.75 in the Carle/Health Alliance meet.

    High School: 2008 Illinois Class A state champion in the shot put and runner-up in the discus...Was third in the shot put at both the 2006 and 2007 Illinois Class A Track and Field Championships and eighth in the discus in 2007...Five-time All-State honoree and six-time All-Conference honoree in track and field...Also named All-Conference in football twice...Holds conference records and school records in both the shot put and discus...Earned four letters in both track and field and football and one letter in basketball.

    Personal: Majoring in history...Born Feb. 19, 1990...Son of Jerry and Laura Eader...Has one older sister, Sara.