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MATT VINCENT
  • High Jump
  • 6-5/187
  • Ind: Junior, Out: Junior
  • Jensen Beach, Fla. (Martin County HS)
  • BD: 3/6/81 (Stuart, Fla.)

CAREER VICTORIES: 9

PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

High Jump: 2.18m (7-1.75) - Adidas Invitational, Lincoln, Neb.
OUTDOOR
High Jump: 2.25m (7-4.5) - 2001 SEC Championships, Columbia, S.C.

HONORS: (Two Time NCAA All-American, One-Time All-SEC; One-Time SEC Academic Honor Roll) 2002 NCAA Outdoor All-American-high jump; 2002 NCAA Indoor All-American - High Jump; 2002 SEC Champion, High Jump; 2002 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2002 AS A JUNIOR: Best of 7-3.25 (High Jump)... Competed in 16 meets (seven indoors, nine outdoors)... Fourth in the NCAA Championships High Jump, All-American... SEC Champion in the high jump, NCAA qualifier of 7-3.25... Fifth in the championship division of the Penn Relays high jump... Second at the Auburn Bank Invitational with a mark of 7-3... Second in the Florida Relays Invitational division with a provisional mark of 7-2.5... Earned his first career All-American certificate at the NCAA Championships, tying for seventh (6-11.75)... Second at the SEC Championships, 7-1.5... Set an indoor personal best of 7-1.75 at the Adidas Invitational. .

2002 WINS (2): (o) SEC Championships High Jump, 7-3.25; (i) SEC East Challenge (1/26) HJ: 6-11; Fast Times Qualifier (2/28) HJ: 6-11.75.

2001 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 7-4.5 (High Jump)... Competed in 16 meets (six indoors, 10 outdoors)... Tied for 15th at the NCAA Championships, clearing the first height... Second at the SEC Championships with a personal record and an automatic qualifying mark of 7-4.5, second all-time at Florida... Won his fourth consecutive high jump with a 6-9.75 at the Sea Ray Relays... Won the Florida Relays collegiate division with a mark of 6-9.75 in a steady rain storm... Cleared an indoor collegiate personal best 6-11 at the Gator Invitational for his first career win... Finished fifth at the SEC Championships, clearing 6-9.75.

2001 WINS (6): (i) Gator Invitational (2/3) HJ: 6-11; (o) Florida Field Event Classic (4/29) high jump: 6-11.75; Sea Ray Relays (4/13) high jump: 6-9.75; Yellow Jacket Invitational (4/7) 7-3/75; Florida Relays (3/30) collegiate high jump 6-9.75; SEC Triangular (3/17) high jump 6-9.

2000 AS A FRESHMAN: Best of 7-0.5 in the High Jump (6-10.75 indoors)... Competed in 14 meets (Six Indoors, Eight Outdoors)... Fifth at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile, 7-1.75 (2.18m)... Second in the USATF Junior National Championships, 6-10.25... Sixth in the SEC Outdoor Championships High Jump, 7-0.5 (2.15m)... 10th in the SEC Indoor Championships, 6-8 (2.03m).

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: 1999 Prep All-American... Tied for second in the nation in the high jump on the 1999 prep list at 7-2, a personal best he achieved while winning the '99 Florida Relays high school title and tying the meet record... Golden West Invitational (Sacramento, Calif.) and Golden South high jump champion... Two-time state champion in the high jump... All-area and all-conference in track... Holds the Martin Country record in the high jump. High School Coach: Bruce Wells.

PREP BESTS: HJ: 7-2

"BEYOND THE STATS": Also enjoys singing... All-conference and all-area in basketball... Lists his father as the person he most admires... Son of Brien and Brenda Vincent... Born Matthew Adam Vincent on March 6, 1981 in Stuart, Fla... Has two older brothers, Michael and Christopher... Both his father ('69-'71) and his brother, Michael ('90-'94) attended Florida.

MAJOR: Business Administration.


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