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MATT BOYLES
Event: Race walk
Height: 5-6
Weight: 135
PR: 20 km 1:28:20 (2008) 50 km 4:14:30 (2008)
Born: September 15, 1982 in Parkersburg, W.V.
Current Residence: Cedarville, Ohio
High School: Eastern Local HS '00
College: Univ. of Rio Grande '05
Coach: Vince Peters
Agent: Self
Club: Miami Valley TC

Career Highlights: 2008 Olympic Trials 20 km & 50 km RW runner-up; 2008 USA Indoor champion; 5th at 2007 Pan Am Games

In only the second 50 km race walk of his career, Boyles finished as the runner-up in the 2008 Olympic Trials with a personal-best time of 4:14:30. He went on to place second in the 20 km Trials as well, also in a personal best time of 1:28:20. A 10-time collegiate All-American (7 times as race walker, three times as a runner. Boyles amassed four national collegiate titles and was named an Academic All-American on six occasions. In 2004, he was named Ohio’s NAIA & NCAA D-II Cross Country Runner of the Year. In addition to race walking, in his spare time Boyles enjoys tennis, running, basketball and disc-golf.

2008: 2nd at Olympic Trials in 20,000m RW (1:28:20)…runner-up at U.S. Olympic Trials – 50 km Race Walk (4:14:30PR)…USA Indoor 5,000m champ (20:30)…ranked #2 in U.S. at 20 km, #4 U.S. at 50 km by T&FN…bests of 1:28:20 & 4:14:30.
2007: 3rd at USA Outdoor Champs 20 km (1:28:40PR)…5th at Pan Am Games…ranked #3 in U.S. at 20km by T&FN…best of 1:28:40.
2006: 4th at USA Outdoor Champs (1:31:20)…74th at World Cup (1:32:29)…ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 1:31:01.
2005: 5th at USA Outdoors (1:34:48)…ranked #6 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 1:34:68.
2004: 6th at U.S. Olympic Trials 20 km (1:33:17)…ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 1:32:08.
2003: Best of 1:31:34.
2002: 8th at USA Outdoors (1:32:35)…74th at World Cup (1:39:02)…ranked #9 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 1:32:36.

6/23/09

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