Matt Dudley


    El Paso, Texas

    High School:
    Parkland High School





    Matt Dudley

    High School State Champion - Discus

    FRESHMAN (2009)
    Indoor: Began the season with a second-place finish in the shot put at the Texas A&M Opener with a mark of 15.77m (51-09) ... Also finished second at the Leonard Hilton Memorial, throwing a distance of 15.70m (51-06.25) ... Placed sixth at the New Mexico Cherry & Silver Invitational (15.32m/50-03.25) and the Houston Indoor Invitational (15.80m/51-10) ... Set a personal record of 15.91m (52-02.5) at the C-USA Championships. Outdoor: Claimed fifth place in the discus at the TSU Relays ... Finished in ninth place at the ASU Sun Angel Classic with a distance of 47.08m (154-05) ... Landing a mark of 46.65m (153-00), finished 14th in the discus at the LSU Alumni Gold meet ... Notched a sixth-place finish at the J. Fred Duckett Rice Twilight, making a 46.74m (153-04) toss ... Took 10th at the Texas Invitational with a mark of 47.10m (154-06) ... At the Rice All-Comers Meet, finished third, throwing a distance of 44.94m (147-05) ... Took second at the C-USA Championships, setting a PR in the discus with a throw of 48.95m (160-07).

    Competed at Parkland High School in El Paso, Texas, for coaches Al Licon and Icu James ... Helped the Matadors to three district titles ... Won a pair of state titles in the discus ... Also holds the district and school record with a toss of 58.63m (192-04) ... Also played football and was an All-City selection as a fullback and linebacker ... Member of the National Honor Society and was valedictorian of his class.

    Born on Oct. 10, 1989, in Albuquerque, N.M. ... Son of Steve and Annette Dudley ... Father Steve qualified for the Olympics in the discus ... Chose the University of Houston because of the school's track program ... Enjoys lifting weights and writing music ... Also recruited by Colorado State, Texas, UTEP and Texas A&M.

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