Matt Mensher
Matt Mensher
Height: 5-5
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Tolland, Conn.
High School: Tolland

- 2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic selection

As a Sophomore in 2013:
Named to the All-MAAC Academic Team…Was one of the Bobcats’ most consistent runners all season, finishing no worse than fourth-best on the team and posting a career-best second place among Quinnipiac runners at the NCAA Regionals…Improved dramatically at the end of the season where he posted two straight results in which he was third-best on the team before posting the second-best time at the season’s conclusion…Began the year with his first career Top 10 finish as he placed 9th overall at the Stony Brook Invitational on Aug. 31 with a time of 19:41.25…Finished the Bryant Invitational on Sept. 7 in 21st place with a time of 16:30…Posted back-to-back results in which he was the third-best on the team starting with the Iona Meet of Champions on Sept. 21 (110th overall, 27:39.53) and the Paul Short Invitational (102nd, 27:05)…Crossed the line in 26:42 at the New England Championships on Oct. 12…Placed 64th at the CCSU Mini Meet on Oct. 25 with a time of 16:12.04…Mensher placed 33rd at the MAAC Championships on Nov. 1, third-best on the Bobcats, with a time of 27:20.22…Rounded out the season with a career-best second place among Bobcats at the NCAA Regionals on Nov. 15 with a time of 33:33.9.

As a Freshman in 2012:
Another member of the strong Bobcat freshman contingent that helped carry the team all season…Finished a season-high fourth among Quinnipiac runners three times out of six total races…Kicked off his rookie year with a 13th place result out of 63 runners with a time of 20:20.74 in the Stony Brook Invitational…Picked up another fourth place finish among Bobcat runners the following week at the Nassaney Memorial Race in which he ran the 8k in 27:16.7 which was good enough for 41st place overall…Navigated through a crowded field of 283 runners in the Paul Short Invitational to finish in 27:25, good for 149th place…Finished the New England Championships with a personal-best time of 26:37.17 and also earned the fourth-fastest time among Quinnipiac runners…Competed in the NEC Championships on Oct. 27 wherein he clocked in at 26:45.42 and finished in 35th place out of 89 total runners…Capped his rookie year with a time of 33:46.8 in the 10k NCAA Regional event.

Before Quinnipiac:
Graduated from Tolland High School in Conn…Ran varsity indoor and outdoor track as well as cross country…Named team captain for his senior season…Named to the All-State team for his senior year as well…Helped guide Tolland to three Cross Country Class M Championships…Also helped the team in winning Cross Country MM Championship, Cross Country State Open Championship, and Outdoor Track Class MM Championship while attending Tolland.

Personal:
Native of Tolland, Conn…Son of David and Linda Mensher…Has an older sister Lindsay…Plans to major in computer science.