Matthew

Silas

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

Bio

Career Honors:
Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019).

2019 Outdoor (Senior):

  • Had a personal best at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships in the 10,000, running a 33:22.82 (5/3).
  • Placed fifth at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational in the 5,000, running a 16:18.98 (5.27).
  • Had a personal best in the 1,500, running a 4:22.86, at the Holy Cross Men’s Meet (4/23).

2018-2019 Indoor (Senior):

  • Had a personal best in the 5,000, running a 15:42.84, at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational (2/8).
  • Had a personal best in the 3,000, running a 9:15.16, vs. UNH (1/19).

2017-2018:

  • Competed in the outdoor 1500m, 3000m and 5000m events and the indoor 3000m event.
  • Recorded a career-best time in the 1500m (4:25.57) at the Holy Cross Men's Meet.
  • Ran a career-best time in the 3000m (9:20.55) at the Ocean State Invitational.
  • Posted a career-best time in the 5000m (16:06.61) at the Stonehill Skyhawk Invitational.

2016-2017:

  • Competed in the 3,000-meter run.
  • Placed 14th (9:55.21) at the UNH vs Holy Cross Meet (1/21).
  • Finished 11th (9:34.15) at the Maine and Holy Cross Men Dual Meet (2/4).
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2015-2016:

  • Competed in the 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m runs.
  • Posted season-best times in the 1,500m (4:28.87) versus Rhode Island and Worcester State (4/27), in the 3,000m (9:26.94) at Maine (2/6) and in the 5,000m (16:29.79) at the Skyhawk Invitational (4/30).

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)

2019

10,000m (outdoor)

33:22.82

Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championship (5/3)

2019

1500m (outdoor)

4:22.82

Holy Cross Men's Meet (4/23)

2019

5000m (indoor)

15:42.84

Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/9)

2019

3000m (indoor)

9:15.16

UNH vs Holy Cross Meet (1/19)

2018

1500m (outdoor)

4:25.57

Holy Cross Men's Meet (4/24)

2018

3000m (outdoor)

9:20.55

Ocean State Invitational (4/13)

2018

3000m (indoor)

9:22.62

John Thomas Terrier Classic (1/26)

2018

5000m (outdoor)

16:06.61

Skyhawk Invitational (4/28)

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