Matt Bennett
Matt Bennett
Height: 6-0
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Dunkirk, Md.
High School: Northern
Position: Distance

2016-17 Indoor: Ran in five different events, including the 3000m at the America East Championships… Set his career mark of 08:32.2 in the 3000m at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup.

2017 Outdoor: Did not compete

Background: Captured the 2015 Maryland 3A state cross country title in a photo finish… Earned Washington Post All-Metro First Team honors… A four-time Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Most Valuable award winner… Earned 2012 Northern High School cross country Rookie of the Year honors and was the team’s MVP for all three running seasons as a junior and a senior… His Patriots’ squads won four straight regional titles and three consecutive conference championships… Briefly competed in high school baseball before dedicating himself solely to track and field… An AP Scholar with distinction… President of the Young Democrats at Northern… Considering a major in mathematics… Lists favorite movie as Forrest Gump and enjoys table tennis and Frisbee… Has older siblings, Rachel and Jason… Jason played varsity soccer at Frostburg… Son of Clare and John Bennett.