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.

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