Matt Hemingway (2014)
As an undergraduate, Matt competed for the University of Arkansas under the Leadership of NCAA coaching legend John McDonnell. During his time at Arkansas, Matt was on 7 National Championship Teams and became a 5 time All-American. After college, Matt competed on the national and international track and field circuit, earning a spot as an alternate on the 1996 team and recording the second highest jump in the world in 2000.
Matt re-entered competition in 2004, amazingly earning a berth on the team headed for Athens. He had finally made his Olympic debut at the age of 31. He did all of this while developing his own training program and working full-time corporate positions. It all paid off, and Hemingway soared to 7’ 8 ¼ “, returning victoriously, an Olympic Silver Medalist.