The Boilermakers broke one program record and one freshman record Friday
The Boilermakers are set up for an exciting finish at the Big Ten Championships
The Boilermakers won 23 events on the day
The Boilermakers had big performances at three different meets
Both teams are 10th after one day of action
- Began competing as a multi after spending freshman year as a long and high jumper
- Recorded a a point total of 5,111 in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Championships, the sixth highest total in program history, where he finished 14th
- Won the triple jump at the Purdue vs. Indiana Dual
- Finished with 6,795 points in the decathlon at the Big Ten Championships where he finished 12th. The point total ranks fourth in school history
- Cleared a Purdue-best 2.06m (6-9.00) in the decathlon high jump, which was the second-best mark in the competition
- Finished third in the long jump at the Rankin/Poehlein with a windy 7.60m (24-11.25)
- Finished runner-up in the long jump at the Louisville Invite with a leap of 7.16m (23-6.00)
- Finished 12th in the long jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a leap of 7.07m (23-2.50)
- Had a season-best long jump mark of 7.09m (23-3.25) at the Fred Wilt Invite where he was fourth
- Jumped a windy 7.26m (23-10) at the Jim Click Shootout where he was third
- Jumped a windy 7.21m (23-8) at the Bobcat Invitational where he finished sixth
- Set a personal record in the high jump at the Gene Edmonds Cup with a mark of 1.95m (6-4.75).
- Finished third in the long jump at the Gene Edmonds Cup and Jim Click Shootout
- Placed second at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational in the high jump with mark of 1.88m (6-2)
High School: Four-time track and field letterwinner; All-state academic senior year; set six school records; made three state appearances; ranked fifth in state in long jump as a senior; second at state in long jump junior year; has a PR of 23'2" in the long jump; sectional champion in the 4x100m relay in 2012; finished 11th at state 4x400 relay; voted most valuable athlete all four years.
Personal: Matt Garrison was born on Oct. 14, 1995 to parents Rusty Garrison and Amy Jeffries; has three sisters, McKenna Garrison and twins Alivia and Avrie Jeffries; majoring in engineering.