NEW MEXICO:Veteran thrower who gives the Lobos a valuable MWC scoring threat in the weight, hammer or discus...has made great strides in his first three years, improving 13 feet in the discus, 17 feet in the hammer, and 11 feet in the weight since his rookie season...three-time Academic All-MWC...has indoor and outdoor redshirt seasons available.
2009: (outdoor) MWC finalist in both the hammer (6th) and discus (7th)...uncorked a career-long hammer throw of 174-07 at the MWC Championships...season-best of 163-01 in the discus...won the discus at the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque...12 competitions in 7 meet appearances...Academic All-MWC...(indoor) Led the team and ranked 5th in the MWC with a career-best mark of 58-11.25 in the weight throw at the New Mexico Classic (Feb. 7)...12th in the event at the MWC Championships (54-00.50) for the second straight year...7 WT competitions.
2008: (outdoor) Led the team in both the hammer (8th MWC) and discus (11th MWC)...career-best discus throw of 168-04 was good for 8th at the MWC Championships - his first points at the conference meet...season-best hammer throw of 171-01 at UTEP, but fouled on all 3 MWC attempts...13 competitions, winning the discus at home in the Don Kirby Invite...Academic All-MWC...(indoor) Led the team (11th MWC) with a season-best mark of 54-02.50 in the weight throw at Northern Arizona...12th in the event at the MWC Championships (48-08.25)...5 competitions.
2007: (outdoor) Led the team and ranked 10th in the MWC in the discus (155-08 - San Diego) and hammer (158-03 - Albuquerque)...placed 10th in the MWC in the discus (151-06)...3 top-5 finishes...competed 11 times in 6 meets...Academic All-MWC...(indoor) Led the team (11th MWC) in the weight throw with a top mark of 48-00.00 in a 10th place finish at the MWC Championships...improved by 5 feet in the event during the winter...competed 10 times in 6 meets.
HIGH SCHOOL:A 2006 graduate of Albuquerque High School... enjoyed a remarkable athletic career at Albuquerque High School and was the Albuquerque Journal's Male New Mexico Prep Athlete of the Year in '06...attended West Mesa HS as a freshman and Menaul School as a sophomore and junior... class 5A state discus champion as a senior with a throw of 155-04...won seven of his eight meets during the season...placed fifth in his first hammer competition at the Great Southwest Classic...also won the state wrestling title at 215 pounds as a senior after entering the tournament unseeded...helped AHS win its first district wrestling title in 28 years...led the Bulldog football team with 684 yards rushing and 59 tackles, including 30 for loss, in just 6 games...
PERSONAL:Born in Albuquerque, N.M...full name is Matthew Benjamin Henry-Marshall...no relation to former UNM head track & field coach Matt Henry...also goes by his nickname, Benji...son of Glenda Henry...major is Political Science.
COLLEGIATE BESTS - OUTDOOR
COLLEGIATE BESTS - INDOOR