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Matt Whalen

Player Profile
Hometown:
Reading, Mass.

High School:
Reading Memorial

Position:
Sprints

Birthdate:
10/30/1991

Experience:
So./So.

03/31/2013

Wildcats Continue Outdoor Season at Danny Curran Invitational

Team competed in 10 events at local meet

03/24/2013

Two Wins Highlight Opening Day of Outdoor Season at Philadelphia College Classic

Joseph Messick and Lazaro Tiant won events for Wildcats on Saturday afternoon

01/18/2013

Wildcats Win Three Events at Great Dane Classic

Denault, Trainer and Tully all win their respective events in Friday's meet

01/11/2013

Samuel Ellison Wins 1000 Meters at NYC Gotham Cup

Wildcats continued season with steady performances at Armory on Friday afternoon

12/01/2012

Wildcats Win Four Events at Jack Pyrah Invitational

Indoor season starts on a successful note at local meet

On Whalen: Returning member of the Villanova sprint group ... Gained experience as a freshman and will continue to develop during the coming year ... Has the ability to help the Wildcats during meets.

2012 Outdoor: Ran in the 400 meters at four meets during the season ... Top time was 51.38 in a 14th place finish at the Widener Invitational ... Placed 19th at the Delaware Open in 51.86 ... Recorded times of 52.44 and 52.98, respectively, at the Big Five Invite and Danny Curran Invitational.

2012 Indoor: Made his collegiate debut at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and came in 23rd in the 300 meters with a time of 38.50 ... Competed in the 400 meters at the NYC Gotham Cup and finished in 66th place with a time of 52.94.

Reading Memorial High School: Received two varsity letters in both indoor and outdoor track, as well as one in cross country ... As a senior was named his team's Most Improved Athlete both indoors and outdoors, and was also presented with the Sportsmanship Award during the outdoor season ... Ran a leg of the 4x400 meter relay and placed first at the 2010 MIAA Division II Track & Field Outdoor Championships ... The squad also placed fifth at the 2010 MIAA All-State Track & Field Outdoor Championships ... Inducted into the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 10/30/91 in Reading, Mass. ... Older of two children of Stephen and Alison Whalen ... Has a younger sister, Sarah (18) ... Majoring in Political Science.

PERSONAL BESTS

400 Meters (Relay)                        50.0          High School
400 Meters (Open)                         50.72         2013 Delaware Open
500 Meers                                 1:06.70       2013 NYC Gotham Cup

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST Academic All-Star                                     2011-12
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