Matthew

Silas

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Year: Senior
Hometown: Glastonbury, Conn.
High School: Glastonbury

Bio

2017:

  • Competed in the 5k, 8k and five-mile races
  • Ran a season-best time in the 5k (17:21) at the UNH Cross Country Invitational 
  • Recorded a career-best time in the 8k (27:11) at the Paul Short Invitational 
  • Ran the five-mile with a time of 28:35

2016:

  • Competed in the 5k and 8k 
  • Had a season-best time in the 5k (17:19) at the UNH Cross Country Season Opener
  • Ran a career-best 8k time of 27:26 at the Paul Short Invitational 
  • Also ran the 8k in 29:05 at the Nassaney Invitational, 27:40.81 at the New England Championship, 28:27.9 at the Patriot League Championship and 29:02 at the IC4A Championship
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

 2015:

  • Ran a season-best 8K time of 28:20 at the Paul Short Invitational.
  • Also ran an 8K time of 28:46 at the New England Championship.
  • Ran the 5K vs. New Hampshire and Providence, finishing with a time of 17:40.
  • Also competed in the 5 mile at the UMass Dartmouth invitational, earning a time of 27:59.

Before Holy Cross

  • Two year varsity member of the cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams at Glastonbury High School
  • Cross country team captain his senior season
  • All-Conference his senior year
  • Team won Conference Championship his junior and senior years, and qualified for New England Championship his senior year
  • Outdoor track team won Conference Championship his senior year
  • National Honor Society

Personal

  • Son of Paul and Cathy Silas
  • Has one brother (David)
  • Majoring in Chemistry

Silas' Top Performances

Year Event Time Meet (Date)
2016 5k 17:19 UNH Cross Country Season Opener (9/3)
2017 8k 27:11 Paul Short Invitational (9/29)
2017 5 mile 28:35 IC4A Championships (11/19)
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