Matt Walker
Matt Walker
Year: SR/SR
Hometown: Southlake, Texas
Position: Javelin
Last School: Colorado
Experience: TR

2017 Outdoor

  • Finished fifth in javelin at OVC Championships with season and personal best 51.11m
  • Competed in three meets total 

2016-17 Indoor

  • Competed in two meets in 60m
  • Ran 60m season and personal best 7.22 to take 12th at Vanderbilt Opener 

Prior to Belmont

Spent two years at the University of Colorado at Boulder under coach Lindsey Malone ... Competed as decathlete and heptathlete for two indoor and one outdoor season.

Prep

Prepped at Southlake Carroll Senior High School ... As a senior was district champion in the 400m dash and the Shot Put, becoming the first person at his school to win those two events the same year ... Led SCSHS in the 400m, 4x400m and Shot Put ... Also played basketball and baseball ... Served as team captain for both basketball and track and field.

Personal

Born April 27, 1996 ... Son of Michael and Paula Walker ... Has a sister, Riley, who will be a freshman at Belmont and a brother, Brett ... Lists favorite athletes as Usain Bolt and Michael Jordan ... Favorite movies are the Rush Hour series, Footloose and sports movies ... Majoring in Audio/Video Production.

Personal Records

Javelin: 52.47m
60m (Indoor): 7.22