- Matt Hensley
- Port St. Lucie, Fla.
- Lincoln Park Academy
Track Events: 1,500m, 3,000m 5,000m and 10,000m
Highlights: SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2008-09 … SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2006-07 … Two career top-10 finishes … Personal bests of 24:55.76 (8K) and 25:06 (5-mile) and 33:14.76 (10K).
2008: Scored for Florida in three meets … Recorded a second-place finish at the Mountain Dew Invitational, setting a career-best 8K time … Fifth Gator to cross the finish line at the Notre Dame Invitational, coming in 96th overall and setting a career-best 5-mile time … Scored for the Gators in the NCAA South Regional meet with a 43rd-place finish, fifth in the line of UF runners.
2007: Competed in three events for the season …. Ran a season-best at the Tiger Invitational with an 8K time of 24:55.98.
2006: Competed in the first three meets of the season … Finished 15th overall and 10th among Gators at the Mountain Dew Invitational in a time of 25:15.48 … Finished 10th overall and third for the Gators in the Notre Dame Invitational "B" race.
Track Highlights: Finished second at the 2008 Florida State Relays in the 10,000m with a time of 31:29.92 … Tallied a sixth-place finish as an unattached runner in the 3,000m indoor run at the 2009 Tom Jones Memorial Invitational … Personal bests of 8:39 (i3,000m), 15:03.81 (o5,000m) and 31:29.92 (o10,000m).
Prep: Coached by David Perry … Finished fourth in the 3,200m at the 2006 Class 2A state championship … Finished sixth in the same event in 2005 … Qualified for the state cross country meet seven years in a row.
Personal: Son of Robert and Mary Hensley, both of whom are physical therapists … Has three brothers, Bob, Mike and Jeff … All have attended UF … Also has a younger sister, Kelly.