Matthew O'Hara
Matthew O'Hara
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Riverside, CA
High School: Riverside Poly
Position: Throws

2014 Outdoor: Placed fifth overall in the hammer at the Ivy Championships … also took 13th in the shot put at the Ivy Championships … placed 17th in the hammer at the IC4A Championships … won the hammer throw at the Brown Invitational … posted three top-three finishes during the season.

2013-14 Indoor: Competed at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships in both the weight throw and shot put, recording a 12th place finish in the shot put … Finished first in the shot put at the Alden Invitational with a throw of 48’ 10.25” … Also recorded a second place finish in the weight throw with a toss of 54’ 0” … Recorded a personal best in the shot put, 51’ 11.25”, at the URI Invitational … Recorded a personal record and the victory in the weight throw at the Brown University Invitational with a throw of 57’ 5.75”.

2012-13: Finished 11th in both the shot put and hammer throw at the Ivy League Heptagonal Outdoor Championships…Took second in hammer at the Brown Springtime Open…Finished 13th in both the shot put and weight throw at Indoor Heps.

Before Brown: A graduate of Riverside Poly School, Matthew O’Hara lettered in both track and football… Named first team All-Big VIII Academic for football in 2010 and 2011, second team All-League Offensive Line in 2010 and first team All-League Offensive Line for 2011… On the track, O’Hara holds the high school record for throwing (53’6”1/2) as well as the Big VIII shot put record at 6 feet… Named All-League Academic and All-CIF Academic in both 2011 and 2012… Served as senior class Vice President, Boys State Delegate in 2011, and a member of Honor Roll all four years.

Personal: Matthew O’Hara, son of Gerald and Marla, has one younger sibling named Lawrence… A Biology Concentrator.

Personal Records:
Shot Put - 57'8.5"
Discus - 153'