USF Track & Field BIO
Matthew O'Neal
Player Profile:
Matthew O'Neal 982746
Position: Jumps
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jackson, Miss.
High School: Callaway HS

School Record Holder: Outdoor Triple Jump, 55-9.75; Indoor Triple Jump, 54-8

Six-Time NCAA All-American in Triple Jump: 2013 (outdoor, placed 9th), 2014 (outdoor, placed 4th), 2015 (indoor, placed 6th), 2015 (outdoor, placed 9th), 2016 (indoor, placed 2nd), 2016 (outdoor, placed 3rd)

Six-Time Conference Champion in Triple Jump: 2013 (outdoor, Big East), 2013 (indoor, Big East), 2014 (outdoor, American Athletic), 2015 (indoor, American Athletic), 2016 (indoor, American Athletic), 2016 (outdoor, American Athletic)

American Athletic Conference Second Team: long jump (2016, outdoor)

American Athletic Conference Third Team: triple jump (2014, indoor), long jump (2016, indoor)

 

2016
Outdoor
• Became USF's first six-time All-American with a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships (6/10) with a jump of 54-5.25 (16.59m).
• Broke his own triple jump school record multiple times throughout the year including a jump of 55-9.75 (17.01m) at the NCAA East Preliminary on May 28. At the time, it was the eighth-best mark in the world.
• Set the conference meet record and UCF Track Complex record on his way to the American Athletic Conference triple jump title with a distance of 54-11.50 (16.75m) on May 15.
• Was the conference runner-up in the long jump with a distance of 24-4.5 (7.43m) on May 14, the fifth-best in school history.
• Was American Athletic Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week twice.


Indoor

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Broke his own school record with a jump of 54-8 (16.66m) at the Joe Donahue Games (1/22).
• Was the NCAA runner-up with a jump of 54-5.50 (16.60m) at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/12).
• Won conference triple jump title for the fifth time with a distance of 52-8 (16.05m).
• Jumped a team-best 23-6.75 (7.18m) in the long jump at the American Indoor Championships (2/28) and earned third-team all-conference honors. 
• Won the triple jump in five of the six meets he competed in, the only exception was the runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships.
• Was American Athletic Conference Male Field Athlete of the Week twice.

2015
Outdoor
• Broke his own school record with a jump of 53-8.5 (16.37m) at the Texas Relays (3/26)
• Was a Second Team All-American after placing ninth at the NCAA Championships (6/12) with a jump of 52-10.75. 
• Did not compete at the American Outdoor Championships (5/17) due to a left leg injury.


Indoor

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Broke his own school record multiple times throughout the season including at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/14) where he finished sixth in the triple jump at 53-11.25 to become a first team All-American.
 Won the American Athletic Conference Championship (2/27) with a triple jump of 53-5.50
• Placed 11th at the American Athletic Conference Championships in the long jump with a mark of 22-3.00 (6.78m). It was his only long jump of the season.

2014
Outdoor
• Finished fourth at the NACAC Athletic Association's Under 23 International Athletics Championships held Aug. 10 in Canada (51-5).
• Set the school record in the triple jump at the USATF Outdoors (6/27/14) at 53-3 (16.23m) and placed eighth, the top under-23 finisher in the field.
• Placed fourth at the NCAA Championships (6/14/14) with a jump of 53-0 (16.15m) to be named a First Team NCAA All-American
• NCAA Preliminary qualifier in the triple jump. Jumped 52-10 (16.10m) at the prelims, third place
• American Athletic Conference Champion in the triple jump at 52-7.50 (16.04m)

Indoor
• Third team all-conference in the triple jump with a third place at the American Athletic Championships (2/28/14) at 51-0.5 (15.70m)
• Triple jump of 52-0.7 (15.87m) at the Don Kirby Elite (2/15/14) ranked as the second best in school history

2013
Outdoor
• Named Big EAST Field Athlete of the Week after a school-record jump of 52-10 in the triple jump
• Won the Big EAST Championship in the triple jump with a jump of 52-5.25
• Finished fifth at the NCAA East Preliminaries with a triple jump of 51-1.75
• Was fourth in the triple jump at the USA Junior National Championships (50-11.5)

Indoor
• Won the BIG EAST Championships in the Triple Jump with a mark of 49-11.25
• The jump of 49-11.25 also set a new personal record

 

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