Matthew Benes
    Matthew Benes

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Homer Glen, Ill.

    High School:
    Lockport

    Event:
    Sprints/Hurdles

    Experience:
    SR


    04/12/2014

    Salukis win one event title and break 4x800 meter relay school record on final day of Sea Ray Relays

    Kyle Landon won the men's high jump, and the women's 4x800 meter relay squad of Alyssa Allison, Kelley Gallagher, Allison Gallo and Mobola Rotibi set a new school record in the event at 8:54.38.

    04/11/2014

    Salukis claim six top-five finishes at Day Two of Sea Ray Relays on Friday

    The third and final day of the relays will begin at 11 a.m. with the women's 3,000 meter steeplechase.

    04/09/2014

    Salukis head to the Volunteer State for the Tennessee Sea Ray Relays

    Day One will begin for SIU with the women's hammer at 3 p.m. CDT.

    04/05/2014

    Saluki men and women both finish in third at conclusion of Big Blue Classic

    Southern won three event titles on the men's side on the final day.

    03/29/2014

    Freeman breaks outdoor shot put record as Saluki men finish first, women second at conclusion of 2014 Bill Cornell Spring Classic

    Sophomore Josh Freeman broke the all-time SIU and MVC outdoor shot put records with his winning throw of 19.12m (62-08.75).

    03/02/2014

    MVC Indoor Championships, Day Two

    Photo credit courtesy of Kirby Eagles, UNI Sports Photographer

    03/01/2014

    MVC Indoor Championships, Day One

    Photo Credit courtesy of Roland Ferrie, UNI University Relations

    02/01/2014

    Indiana Relays, Day Two

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

    01/31/2014

    Indiana Relays, Day One

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

    01/11/2014

    2014 Saluki Open, Day Two

    Photos from Day Two of the Saluki Open, Jan. 11, 2014

    TFRRS Bio

    2012-13
    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).

    2011-12
    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.

    2010-11
    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.

    Personal
    Majoring in engineering.

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    Saturday, Apr 19
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    Friday, Apr 25
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    Track Jonesboro, Ark. All Day
    Saturday, Apr 26
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    Track Jonesboro, Ark. All Day
    Saturday, May 3
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    Track Normal, Ill. All Day
    Saturday, May 10
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    Track Charleston, Ill. All Day
    Friday, May 16
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    Track Carbondale, Ill. All Day
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